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National Remembrance Park Roermond - Plaques Dutch Army Units

These plaques, in the National Remembrance Park Roermond, are erected in memory of the men of the Dutch Guards Regiments, Grenadiers and Rifles who were killed in the conflicts in the Dutch Indies and New Guinea.

The plaques are also dedicated to the men of:

New Guinea Conflict (1949-1962)
- The Dutch 43rd Z.V.E.
- The crewmembers of the Dakota X-11 (crashed on 28 June 1962) who were killed in New Guinea.
- The crewmembers of the Dakota 079 (crashed near Biak on 2 January 1961) who were killed in New Guinea.
- The crewmembers of the Martin Mariner P-303 (crashed at Goa Abadan on 10 September 1958) and the Martin Mariner P-306 (crashed at Goa on 10 June 1959) who were killed in New Guinea.
- The Dutch 6th and 17th Infantry Battalion.
- The Dutch 7th Unit Light Anti-Aircraft Guns.

Conflict in Dutch Indies (1945-1949)
- The Dutch 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment.
- The Dutch 1st and 2nd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment.
- The Dutch 9th Unit Field Artillery.
- The Dutch 1st, 2nd and 3rd ESK PAW, Regiment "Huzaren van Boreel".
- The Dutch 2nd, 4th and 5th Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment.
- The Dutch 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment.
- The Royal Dutch Navy (including the Marine Corps and the Naval Aviation Service) who were deployed in the conflict in the Dutch Indies.
- The Dutch 1st Battalion Rifles. It also commemorates Lt Col. MPA den Ouden MWO, commander 1st Battalion Rifles, who was killed in Korea on 12 February 1951.
- The Dutch 3rd, 6th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 41st and 42nd Engineers Field Company and the 3rd E&M Platoon.
- The KNIL Andjing Nica Battalion.
- The Soekaroem-Garoet-Tasikmalaja.
- The Dutch 4th Squadron Armoured Car Regiment, Army Technical Unit and the Detachment 716/IP.
- The Dutch 16th Company Army Engineers.
- The Dutch 3rd, 4th and 5th Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment.
- The Society for Volunteers of the Royal Dutch Navy.
- The Dutch 2nd Machine Gun Battalion.
- The Dutch Special Forces Regiment (Commando and Para-commandos).
- The Dutch 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th Battalion and 6th Battalion (403th Infantry Battalion), 1st Infantry Regiment.
- The Dutch 41 Z.M.C.
- The Dutch 3rd, 4th and 5th Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment.
- The Dutch 1st, 2nd and 3rd Battalion, 2nd Field Artillery Regiment
- The Dutch 3rd and 5th Battalion Guards Regiment Grenadiers
- The Dutch 2nd, 5th and 6th Battalion, Guard Regiment "Prinses Irene".
- The Dutch 2nd, 3rd and 5th Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment.
- The Dutch 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Battalion Guards Regiment Rifles.
- The Dutch 6th and 7th Squadron Armoured Cars.
- The Dutch 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment.
- The Dutch 6th, 7th, 31st, 32nd, 34th and 41st Aid Station Unit.
- The Dutch 31st, 32nd, 33rd, 35th, 36th, 42nd and 43rd Company Acquisition and Disposal Troops. One of them was killed: A. Blaauwendraad on 8 April 1949.
- The Dutch 1st and 4th Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment.
- The Dutch Gadjah Merah Y-Brigade K.N.I.L.
- The Dutch 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment.
- The Dutch 1st ("De Watermannen"), 3rd, 4th and 5th Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment.
- The Dutch 4th Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, IJ Brigade.
- The Dutch 1st and 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment.
- The Dutch 2nd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment.
- The Dutch 2nd Squadron 2nd Boreel Hussars Regiment.
- The Dutch 120th Squadron ML KNIL.
- The Dutch Military Dental Care Unit.
- The Dutch Veluwe Battalion 1-8-RI "U" Brigade.
- The Dutch Connection Troops.
- The Dutch 42th and 43th Independent Machine Gun Company.
- The Dutch Armoured Car Platoon, Truck Squadron, Armoured troops.
- The Dutch Tiger Brigade, 5th Pioneers Field Company.
- The Dutch 1st Reconnaissance Regiment and The Dutch 41st Independent Reconnaissance Squadron, Boreel Hussars.
- The Dutch II (Battalion "Zeeland") and III Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment
- The Dutch Indies-Company Command Air Force Troops.
- The Dutch GBI 5th Company I. KNIL W. Brigade.
- The Dutch 7th Unit Field Artillery "Z" Brigade.
- The Dutch 6th Field Artillery Regiment.
- The Dutch 6th Unit Field Artillery "Y" Brigade.
- The volunteers of the Royal Dutch Navy.
- The Dutch 8th Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 422th Infantry Battalion.
- The Dutch Connection Unit 1st Division "7 December".
- The Dutch Army Technical Unit.
- The Dutch Equipment Regiment and Nursing Corps.
- The Dutch 1st Battalion, 43rd Field Artillery Regiment.
- The Dutch 50th and 51st Field Hospital.
- The Dutch 402nd, 413th, 424th, 425th, 426th, 423rd, 433rd and 436th Infantry Battalion. It also commemorates Sold. J.H. Sour, killed in Korea on 9 January 1951.
- The Dutch 5th Unit Field Artillery "V" Brigade.
- The Dutch 7th Battalion 434 B.I.
- The Dutch Medical Regiment.
- The Dutch 42 P.A.W (42 Z.V.E.)
- The Dutch 42th Engineer Bridge Platoon.
- The Dutch 2nd and 3rd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment.
- The Dutch 42nd Independent Infantry Brigade.
- The Dutch 41st Engineers Park Company.
- The Dutch 1st Division "7 December".
- The Dutch 1st Regiment Lt. Lua 1st Division "7 December"
- The Dutch Military Police Corps.

Other:
- The Dengan Kehormatan K.N.I.L. who were killed in the Dutch Indies between 1941 and 1950.
- The Dutch Shock Troops Regiment who were killed in the conflict in the Dutch Indies and in New Guinea, between 1945 and 1962.
- The Dutch Acquisition and Disposal Troops who were killed in the conflict in the Dutch Indies and in New Guinea, between 1945 and 1962.
- Commemorative plaque to the Papuans of New Guinea. It is part of the National Indies Memorial in the Hattem Remembrance Park.

Text on the plaque:
In respectful memory
to the efforts and sacrifices of the Papuans
serving the Kingdom

1942 - 1962

The walls also contains plaques dedicated to individuals:

- Antonius Wouter Siemons who was killed at Biak on 9 February 1947 in the conflict in the Dutch Indies.
- Henk Kramer who was killed at Tandjong Priok on 20 October 1945 in the conflict in the Dutch Indies.
- Gerrit de Jong, 3-14 RI 1st Division "7 December", who was killed on 13 August 1947 in the conflict in the Dutch Indies.

A fourth plaque commemorates 4 Dutch marines who were killed at Banjos Oerop, East-Java on 26 February 1949 in the conflict in the Dutch Indies.

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Source

  • Text: Fedor de Vries & Mia van den Berg
  • Photos: Fedor de Vries