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Amendments to the Roll of Honour


ECHOES OF AN AFRICAN WAR: Amendments to Roll of Honour List

 

Date of amendment: 22.03.99

 

NAME                                                         AMENDMENT

ANNANDALE, D. Flt.Lt.          Name spelt incorrectly on Roll as "Annadale".

ASHBY, Gavin Warwick          Sapper  Rhod,. Corp. of Engineers,   Killed in action 20th March, 1978.  Name spelled incorrectly on Roll of Honour as "Asby".

BICKNELL, Kevin Howard,    Sgt., NOT ON ROLL Killed 10th April, 1978. Was killed by one of his own men who went beserk. Four or five others may have died in the same scene. Listed amongst Prince Edward School war dead.

BOLTON, Derek                      Vedette Snr W/Officer Killed on active service. Contracted cerebral malaria while on a training camp in the Shamva area 02.06.79. NOT ON ROLL Member of Internal Affairs Department, and appears on Internal Affairs statistical list.

BOUCH, R.A. WO II The accidental explosion that killed him was as a result of unsafe weeping gelignite, which he and two others were transporting to a safe place for detonation.

BROOK-MEE, M. Appears listed amongst Prince Edward School war dead NOT ON ROLL

BROOKS, Matthew C T  PATU.  Killed in action in ambush near Fort Victoria in June, 1977 NOT ON ROLL

CAHILL, M P  Col/Sgt.  The accidental explosion that killed him was a result of unsafe weeping gelignite, which he and two others were transporting to a safe place for detonation.

COURTNEY, D  KIA 1978. Appears listed amongst Prince Edward School war dead.  NOT ON ROLL.

DODD, D KIA 1977. Appears listed amongst Prince Edward School war dead.  NOT ON ROLL.

FARAI, Cpl. Killed in January, 1980, during an attack on the DC’s camp at Mudzi - was returning fire from the side of his married quarters when a RPG rocket hit and exploded inside his home. Wife and children were safe inside the bunker in the front of the house. Several witnesses report that FARAI invited fire to his house by loading only tracer rounds in his magazines. He was warned several times during the attack not to do so, and so on inspection it was found that the remaining mags contained only tracer rounds.  NOT ON ROLL.

FLEMMING, Ian. Flt. Sgt/ Killed in action 12th January, 1978, together with Henry Jarvie, while flying an Alouette III in action.

GILDENHUYS, R. KIA 1979. Appears listed amongst those on the Prince Edward School war dead. NOT ON ROLL.

GRANLUND, Allen Cpl Mentioned in Roll of Honour as being killed 14 October, 2 Indep Coy RR 1978. Source mentions this man was a classmate and a fellow medic. The Sunday the Viscount was shot down (i.e. the day that the public heard the announcement on the news at 7.45 p.m.) was two weeks before. The obit in the Sunday paper was two weeks later and source attended the funeral that week, when he was on R & R.

HAHN, Manfred P/R (Bright Lights) - killed in error by another P/R while guarding farmhouse. HAHN was a German National.   NOT ON ROLL.

HALLETT, Eric P/R (Bright Lights) - killed when passenger in vehicle accident. HALLETT was a public servant in the Establishments Office, Treasury.  NOT ON ROLL

HICKEY, Rob Temp.Sgt. Killed by an elephant  on 26th January, 1978. Might have been 2 Batt RR.

HODES, Ernest Geoffrey Cpl Killed in car accident  on 3rd July, 1977 while on duty, returning Salisbury to Bulawayo on 3rd July, 1977. Was a corporal in army intelligence.  NOT ON ROLL.

HOLSHAUSEN, Jannie Killed in action near Mozambique border. While on mine-clearing patrol, stepped on an Anti-Personnel mine, and was killed.

HUTCHINSON, Robert Tpr Mentioned in "The Elite" - page 432 Roll of Honour

JARVIE, Henry. Flt Lt Killed in action 12th January, 1978, together with Ian Flemming, a helicopter technician, while flying an Alouette III in action.

JOHNSON, N  KIA 1968. Appears listed amongst the Prince Edward School war dead.  NOT ON ROLL.

KINGSLEY-JONES, Derek John KIA on either 14th or 16th June, 1977. Unit maybe 2 Indep Coy

LESTER, Jeremy Oliver 9314 BSAP P/O KIA 12.10.77/. Killed by an AK47 mounted on the rear of a BSAP Landrover parked in the Sipolilo Police Station. It was accidentally fired by a colleague during the morning vehicle maintenance check. Official BSAP records show - died in service - accidental shooting

McLAURIN, D.J. L/Cpl Mentioned in "The Elite" - page 432 Roll of Honour

MacDONALD, E. KIA 1977. Listed amongst those on the Prince Edward School war dead.

MAGUIRE, G.V.M. L/Cpl Mentioned in "The Elite" - page 432 Roll of Honour

MIRAMS, David  District Commissioner Killed by landmine only fifty yards from his front gate, at his DC’s residence in Mrewa. He had just been promoted to Regional Commissioner and was due to commence duties the week after he was killed. Three thousand locals attended his funeral.

MORGAN, Christopher John  9380 BSAP P/O KIA April 1977. Accidentally killed by a shotgun blast from a Police Reservist, during a sweep through a maize field after a reported sighting of terrorists marked as "killed in action" in Roll of Honour.

MURDOCH, D. KIA 1977. Listed amongst those on the Prince Edward School war dead.  NOT ON ROLL.

MUSHURE, Anderson  DSA KIA October, 1979.

NEL, G J  L/Cpl Mentioned in "The Elite" - page 432 Roll of Honour.Initial incorrect on Roll of Honour - should read G.J. and not F.J.

PHILIPS, Dennis  Junior Commandant, Guard Force Was formerly a Patrol Officer in the BSAP. Left the Police to join Rhodesia Railways as a Safety Officer.  He was conscripted into the Guard Force (Intake GFR/3) and subsequently underwent the first Guard Force Officer Cadet training course. He served in various operational areas :- Chipinga, Chiredzi, Honde Valley, Mt Darwin and Gwelo. In 1979, while riding in an unprotected Landrover near Gwelo he was ambushed by a group of CTs and sustained fatal injuries, from which he died on 19th April, 1979. N.B. Roll of Honour states date of death as 15/4/79.

POVEY, Roger Was injured in a landmine incident, and while being casevaced the plane he was in was either shot down or crashed. Additional Roll of Honour information.

PRICE, Francis Gavin Cpl Killed in action. Op Hurricane, north of Mt Darwin NOT ON ROLL.

ROBEY, John Dorrel Egleton  P/O BSAP.  Killed in ambush on a river crossing near Dett - was on his way to investigate a mortar attack on a farmhouse at 2100 hours. He was firing over the top of the Landrover when he was hit by three rounds of RPD fire. Date : January, 1978.

RUKARA, Martin Rudo DSA Was attached to the DC’s office at Bikita, but spent much of his time at Ground Coverage Base in Matsai TTL, south of Bikita, as the Senior Intaf member there and was a good, loyal and courageous man. When the DC at Chiredzi asked for temporary reinforcements in October, 1979, the Bikita DC sent RUKARA. Most DC s, when asked for reinforcements, sent their worst members to get them out of the way for a while. Not so DC Parkinson - he said he didn’t want the Bikita District held in low esteem by other areas, so he sent the best. Cpl RUKARA was killed when his Puma vehicle was hit by 9 RPG-7 rockets, down south of Chiredzi. There were not many survivors. Combined Ops spread out the casualty list over a few weeks.

SEYMOUR, Steve C Sqn SAS, Killed in action 22nd December, 1976. Was a native of the Channel Islands.

SHALOVSKY, Mike Asst. District Commissioner at Mudzi. Was travelling in a Puma after nightfall, and hit another Puma that had been in a previous landmine explosion.  He was driving the vehicle and was killed on impact.   Others in the vehicle were :- Mike Knowles, Reg Goddard, Phil von Memerty, Brian Leftbridge and one other (name u/k).

SHER, Morris Tpr 4318 "A" Squadron, Greys Scouts. Committed suicide on 25th July, 1978, and was buried in plot 41, Bulawayo Jewish Cemetery. Awaiting further information. NOT ON ROLL.

SPARKS, M. KIA 1966. Listed amongst those on the Prince Edward School war dead.  NOT ON ROLL.

STACEY, M. KIA 1973. Listed amongst those on the Prince Edward School war dead.  NOT ON ROLL.

STEVENS, H.W.H. Flt Lt Killed in action 1st September, 1976 while flying a Lynx in the Inyanga area.

STOCKHIL-GILL, R.V. Tpr 1 Batt RLI Killed on active service. He drowned when the truck he was driving overturned while crossing a very low bridge that was nearly under water and his ankle got trapped by the truck.

VERMAAK, Arrie Mannix District Commissioner.   Killed on active service 22nd April, 1978 at Kariba. Mistaken by an army unit.

WICKENDEN, John Supt. BSAP Killed on duty 12th October, 1966, in same incident involving Co/Sgt M P Cahill, MCM.  W/O  BOUCH, CAHILL and WRIGHT  J. Col/ Sgt.  The group was loading canoes on the Zambezi River when there was an accidental explosion. The accidental explosion which killed him was a result of unsafe weeping gelignite, which he and two others were transporting to a safe place for detonation.  He died the same day.

YOUROUKELIS, S.P. Temp.Cpl. 3 Indep Coy RR Killed in action in a vehicle ambush on 18th May, 1976. Name on Roll spelt incorrectly. Should have only one ‘l’ in name.

N.B. One source queries that some examples on the Roll

could be duplicated as first names, units and dates are

too close to be considered coincidence. Perhaps

records of men in the field (especially black troops)

were not always what it should be, and checks on the

service numbers would clear up any doubts.


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