Victor, Jacobus Adriaan "Koos"

Date of birth:
August 24th, 1923 (Laingsburg/Western Cape, South Africa)
Date of death:
May 6th, 1968 (Philippi/Cape Town/Western Cape, South Africa)
Service number:
227947, South Arfican Army
Nationality:
South African

Biography

Jacobus Adriaan Victor was born on Augusts 24th, 1923 as the only son of Jacob Victor and Anna Susanna Maria Botes.

He entered service with the South Afrcian army on September 23rd, 1941 and was placed in Egypt with the 9de Bataljon, Reserwe Brigade.

When the war ended he started working as an ambulance driver. He married to Olive Grace James on November 30th, 1949 in Capetown. The couple had vour children.
Koos Victor died on May 6th, 1968.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Private
Unit:
9de Bataljon, Reserwe Brigade (9e Bataljon, Reserve Brigade)
Medalje Vir Oorlog Dienste Suid-Afrika 1939-1945
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Private
Unit:
9de Bataljon, Reserwe Brigade (9e Bataljon, Reserve Brigade)
Afrika Diens Medalje 1939-1945
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Private
Unit:
9de Bataljon, Reserwe Brigade (9e Bataljon, Reserve Brigade)
1939-1945 Star
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Private
Unit:
9de Bataljon, Reserwe Brigade (9e Bataljon, Reserve Brigade)
Defence Medal 1939-1945

Sources

  • Photo 1: Johann H. Claassen/Wilco Vermeer
  • Photo: Johann H. Claassen
  • - Johann H. Claassen - Researcher
    - Adriaan Victor - Son
    - Estelle Victor - Daughter
    - Letter of the Minister of Defence of the Union of South-Africa
    - Four Medals with the name and number
    - Johannclaassen

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