Service Details
Name:
BACKHOUSE
Given Name:
EDWARD JAMES
Initials:
E J
Service No:
71384234BT
Rank:
Rifleman
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Regiment:
South African Infantry Corps
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Unit:
3 Parachute Battalion
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Date of Death:
1978-05-04
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Date of Birth:
1955-06-17
Age:
22
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action, Ops Reindeer, raid on Cassinga, the greatest airborne raid on the continent of Africa in history. Shot in chest during initial assault or shortly after landing.
Additional
Information:
Son of Mr. L. H. Backhouse.
Commemoration
Country:
South Africa
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Locality:
Gauteng
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Cemetery:
SADF WALL OF REMEMBRANCE, VOORTREKKER MONUMENT, PRETORIA
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Grave Reference:
Cremated - Ashes scattered at Pretoria

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