FOUCHE, Stefanus Louis

48RM Commando
44RM Commando
South African Union Defence Force
Thursday, December 23, 1926
Died : 
Thursday, February 1, 2001
Stefanus Fouche
Lieutenant Stefanus Fouche, South African Forces attached to 48RM Commando 'Y' Troop, was wounded on 6 June 1944 during the Normandy landings and evacuated back to the UK. He rejoined the Commando in August and in November took part in the attack at Walcheren [1].
  • June 1945 Lieutenant Fouche joined 44RM Commando 'A' Troop in the Far East [2].
  • 6 August 1945 Kharakvasla, India, wounded by grenade shrapnel during practise assault landings and night exercises [2].
  • Left the Commando whilst they were based at Kowloon, Hong Kong [2].
  • Post war returned to South Africa.
  • Died 2001 at Pietermaritzburg [3].
[1] Haste to the Battle, author Maj. Gen. J.L. Moulton.
[2] 44RM Commando, Achnacarry to the Arakan, author Tony Mackenzie.
[3][Image] Daan Kemp (nephew).

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