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Peter Britland (1956 - 1976)

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P Officer Peter Britland
Born in Salisbury; S/Rhodesiamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Nyamapanda (Operation Hurricane), Rhodesiamap
Profile last modified | Created 20 Jun 2018 | Last significant change: 27 Dec 2018
03:03: Helen (Bowden) Edwards edited the Prefix for Peter Britland (1956-1976). [Thank Helen for this]
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Categories: Warren Hills Cemetery, Harare, Harare Province | Roll of Honour (War), British South Africa Police | Duty Uniformed Branch, British South Africa Police | Killed in Action, Rhodesia, Rhodesian Bush War.

P Officer Peter Britland was Killed in Action during Rhodesian Bush War.


Birth & Upbringing: Born 1956 in Salisbury.
Education: He was schooled Ellis Robins School, in Salisbury. [1]
Occupation: Policeman - joined the BSA Police in October 1974;Reg. No. 9247; served until August 1976
Demise: Killed in action - attack on police post while serving as a Patrol Officer with Duty Uniform in Nyamapanda (Operation Hurricane) [2] [3] [4] [5]
Burial: Peter was buried at the Warren Hills Cemetery on 17 August 1976 [6]


  1. Obituary Notice Outpost 8/1976 Outpost Magazine: Journal of the BSA Police
  2. Andrew Field: BSA Police Roll of HonourBSAP Website
  3. Ibid. Outpost Magazine
  4. A Haggett & G van Tonder "Rhodesian Combined Forces Roll of Honour 1966-1981" ISBN 978-1-920143-75-6 based on the original Dr. JRT Wood citing Rhodesian Sitreps and other sources.
  5. Zimbabwe Death Notices 1904-1976 Database with images. Ref: SP 107/76 as cited by National Archives, Harare
  6. Ibid. Outpost Magazine

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