Tuesday, July 19, 2011

WW2 MEMORIAL "DEATH" PLAQUE - NATIVE MILITARY CORPS

SOUTH AFRICAN "DEATH" PLAQUE
N.63882 PTE. MASHISHI S.
Died 12 December 1944


Brass Memorial "Death" Plaque issued
to the next-of-kin of SAMUEL MASHISHI.

"1939 NATIVE MILITARY CORPS 1945
N.63882 PTE. MASHISHI S.
OWASALA EMPINI - EA SHOELENG NTOENG"


The copper/bronze cross pattee and the memorial scroll
are mounted separately onto the wooden plinth with threaded lugs & nuts.
135mm x 110mm

The triangular wedge on the reverse.

Given to the next-of-kin of
South African casualties of World War II

Mashishi was entitled to the King George VI
1939/45 War Medal and the Africa Service Medal.

SAMUEL MASHISHI was detached to
South African Air Force 29 Squadron when
he died on 12 December 1944.

Mashishi is remembered on the website of
the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Also remembered on the Native Military Corps



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