Pelteret was as a clerk before the war, born 23rd of April 1923.He had prior service with the Costal Defence Corps & the Seaward Defence Force for 1 year and 6 months
On the 10th of August 1942, he attended the 10th air school and on the 17th of November 1942 he was hospitalised for chronic Appendicitis. He then undertook Undertook Mechanised/Armoured vehicle training, joining A troop of the SAAF Regiment on the 4th of October 1943 which embarked in Durban on the 6th of January 1944.
They disembarked in Sicily on the 22nd of January 1944, being recorded as the Natal Mounted Rifles/SAAF Regiment. on the 10th of March 1944 he was then posted to the 6th AAD reserve armoured regiment, and was bounced around several reserve and depot units before being posted to No. 1 “FTD” on the 11th of August 1944. He was then finally posted to Prince Alfred’s Guards’ D Squadron on the 24th of October 1944, and remained with the unit until the 23rd of July 1945. This Squadron primarily operated Sherman Tanks.
He was eventually enplaned home after some short stints with other units, being discharge on the 19th of February 1946.
This single is accompanied by extensive scanned copies of his service documents.