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South African World War II CASUALTIES

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  • Lt. Phillip August Becker (1922 - 1944)
    Graf/Grave Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Jan 6 2017, 14:50:43 UTC
  • Sq.Ldr. Maurice Eldon Abbott, DFC (c.1913 - c.1942)
    DEATH NOTICE Wellington W5584 was shot down off Greece whilst on a bombing run to Salamis on 19 January 1942. The crew are commemorated on the Alamein Memorial in Egypt.
  • Alan Gordon Anderson (1898 - 1942)
    Cause of death
  • Paul Coetzee De Meillon, b3c8 (1907 - 1941)
    I found this on the Ancestry message board: Hi andre, was this evening reading some letters I found that were sent to my mother from Paul de Meillon when he was in North Africa during the 2nd world war...
  • Lieutenant Colin Theodor Bain Marais (1922 - 1944)
    Certificate of Death'Death Notice/Sterfkennis TAB MHG 6697/45 Certificate of death Union Army Certificate of Death

This is the sub-project where all profiles of South Africans who were casualties during World War II can be added.

All South African Army, Navy and Air Force soldiers who were casualties during WWII can be added to this project.

About 334,000 men volunteered for full-time service in the South African Army during the war (including some 211,000 whites, 77,000 blacks and 46,000 coloureds and Indians). The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has records of 11,023 known South Africans who died during World War II.

Sub-projects for more specialised interests will be added if needed. Please see below the list of related Geni projects.

Collaborators are welcome, and so are suggestions.



WWII North African Campaign Project 10 June 1940 - 13 May 1943 (Including the Western Desert Campaign and the Second Battle of El Alamein). Total of South African casualties in the North African Campaign = 20,279. Battle deaths 2,104, wounded 3,928, POW 14,247.

South African WWII POWs

South African WWII PORTAL

WWII Casualties (international)

Commonwealth War Graves Commission (international)

World War II (main project & portal) (International)