Gootjes, Cornelis

Date of birth:
March 28th, 1904 (Sint Pancras, the Netherlands)
Date of death:
March 29th, 1945 (Melk, Austria)
Nationality:
Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Dienstplichtig Soldaat (Enlisted Private)
Awarded on:
May 5th, 1953
Action:
Recommendation:
For having distinguished himself in combat against the enemy by courageous and tactful conduct, serving the interests of the Kingdom during the years of occupation 1940 1945, as a member of the OD (Ordedienst) in District 8, Utrecht in the early years of the occupation. He became a courier and trusted advisor of the district commander and managed to obtain by illegally buying and importing a large number of pistols from a weapons dump in Belgium. The information he gathered as a spy was sent across the North Sea by a secret transmitter. He was arrested in May 1942 and passed away in March 1945 after three years of imprisonment.
Details:
Royal Decree number 61
Kruis van Verdienste (KV)

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