172169 Spr Daniel Gerhardus Pienaar SAEC
Daniel Pienaar attested into the SAEC on the 29/07/1940 in Heidelberg in the Cape Province of South Africa. He was 33 yrs old at the time, married with one child and his trade was recorded as a Auto Patrol Operator.
Once the formalities of his attestation were over he was classified as an “A” class artisan and placed on strength of the 29th Road Maintenance Company. Pienaar was posted to Mombasa in East Africa on the 14/10/1940. He remained in Kenya until the 12/09/1941 when he was posted back to the Union arriving aboard the “SS Durham Castle”. He served at various posts in Durban and Pretoria until the 12/11/1942 when he was again send off to Madagascar but now serving with the 28th Road Construction Company. He spent the next seven month there until finding himself posted back to the Union on the 15/07/1943. Pienaar arrived in Cape Town on the 22/07/1943. He was posted to the Middle East on the 16/12/1943 and remained on active service with the 27th Road Construction Company until 26/01/1944. His final posting prior to his discharge was to the C.M.F (Central Mediterranean Forces) and it was here that he completed his trade test on the 28/04/1944 (Noted as examined “in the field”). Pienaar was send back to the Union on the 17/09/1945 arriving in Durban on the 01/10/1945. He was then Discharged at Westlake in absentia effective the 09/11/1945.
His medals were dispatched on the 28/09/1954
Medals sold with copied research from his file in the SANDF Archives in Pretoria.