Service Details
Name:
BAIRNSFATHER CLOETE
Given Name:
PETER HENRY
Initials:
P H
Service No:
14214
Rank:
Captain
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Regiment:
Duke of Edinburgh's Own Rifles, S.A. Forces
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Unit 2:
attd. 1st S.A. Div. H.Q. Staff.
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Date of Death:
1942-12-19
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Date of Birth:
1917-03-05
Age:
25
Cause of Death:
Died in Aircraft Accident, in Lockheed Lodestar 18-08 #248. Crashed into the sea shortly after takeoff from Kisumu Airport (KIS). The airplane came down in Kavirondo Gulf, Lake Victoria. It appeared that the undercarriage could not be raised after takeoff because of an electrical failure in the under-carriage safety lock circuit. The Lodestar was returning to South Africa from Cairo, Egypt
Additional
Information:
Son of Hugh James Farmer and Nicolette Jacobo Bairnsfather, of Wynberg, Cape Province. Remembered on Diocesan College Roll of Honour. He attended Diocesan College 1927-35.
Commemoration
Country:
South Africa
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Locality:
Gauteng
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Cemetery:
THABA TSHWANE (OLD No.1) MILITARY CEMETERY
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Grave Reference:
L. 7.

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