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Bemmel, van, Cornelis Henrik

Date of birth:
August 14th, 1912 (Harmelen, the Netherlands)
Date of death:
March 21st, 1945 (Assen, the Netherlands)
Buried on:
Dutch Field of Honour Loenen
Plot: A. Grave: 1056.
Nationality:
Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Promotions:
28th June 1932: Vrijwillig Soldaat der Cavalerie;
17th april 1938: Wachtmeester der Cavalerie.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Wachtmeester (Quartermaster)
Unit:
Wapen der Cavalerie, Bureau Inlichtingen, Detachement Londen
Awarded on:
August 30th, 1948
Action:
Citation:
"Has distinguished himself by excellent actions of courage, policy and faithfullness. He was dropped by parachute on August 6, 1944, as wireless operator. Until Mrach 22, 1945, his job was to collect as much information possible and to signal it the United Kingdom, under very difficult circumstances.
After this, he was discovered by the enemy on March 21, 1945. He defends himself until the last moment. He wounded and killed a number of enemies, but at the end he was killed himself."
Details:
Royal Decree No. 8, dated 30th August 1948.
Awarded posthumously.
Ridder vierde klasse der Militaire Willems Orde (MWO.4)

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