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Macare, Humphrey Max

Date of birth:
October 12th, 1921 (Bandoeng/Java, Dutch East Indies)
Date of death:
September 1944
Buried on:
Mausoleum Memorial KZ Gross-Rosen
Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)


Humphrey Macare was a Dutch Agent for the Special Operations Executive (SOE), parachuted into Holland on October 24th, 1942. He was captured by the Germans and executed around September 1944, probably at Gross Rosen in Poland. No known grave exists.

His younger brother, Norbert and his family, dedicated a plaque to his memory in the Allied Special Forces Grove at the National Memorial Arboretum on November 11th, 2007.

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Sergeant Speciale Dienst (Sergeant Special Service)
N Section, Special Operations Executive (SOE), British Government
Awarded on:
June 6th, 1953
"By his courageous efforts against the enemy he distinguished himself as an agent of a secret intelligence service, which had sent him into occupied territory, where he, under very difficult circumstances, had a life threatening mission to fulfill which, by enemy counteraction, has led to his death."

Royal Decree No.26, dated June 6th, 1953.
Awarded posthumously.
Bronzen Kruis (BK)