In Memory Of

KOEKEMOER, PIETER JOHANNES

Service Details
Date of Birth:
-0001-11-30
Service No:
36054
Rank:
Sapper
Unit:
4 Field Coy.
Regiment:
South African Engineer Corps
Date of Death:
1943-12-08
Cause of Death:
Died as a POW, whilst being loaded onto railway wagons to be transported to Germany, the rail yards at Aquila were bombed by USAF B-25 bombers. About 200 POWs were killed, all who were trapped in locked cattle cars.
Commemoration
Grave Reference:
III. F. 14.
Cemetery:
ANCONA WAR CEMETERY
Country:
Italy
Additional Information
Husband of Pieternella Marthinus Koekemoer (nee Gouws)