Air Sergeant (Wireless Op./Air Gunner)VAN DER MERWE, ETIENE SEBASTIAN

Service Number 279732

Died 20/10/1942

Aged 19

21 Sqdn.
South African Air Force

Son of Stephanus S. and Magdalena C. van der Merwe, of Moshi, Edenville, Orange Free State, South Africa.

Inscription

HE DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE. HE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED BY DAD, MAM AND SISTER

Buried at EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY

Location: Egypt
Number of casualties: 6480

Cemetery/memorial reference: Joint grave XXXIII. B. 24.

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Cemetery details

CWGC Archives

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DISCLAIMER:
This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.