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Commemorative Plaque in the H. Heart of Jesus Church

(Netherlands, the - North Brabant - Bosschenhoofd)

Inside the H. Heart of Jesus Church in Bosschenhoofd is a memorial plaque with the names of the deceased residents of Bosschenhoofd and the victims who died in Bosschenhoofd in World War II.

The Dutch text on the plaque is translated to English:
For those who fell

Johannes Valentijn
Theodorus van Dorst
Marinus van den Broek
Cornelis van Zitteren
Johannes de Rooij
Piet Valentijn
Marinus Nieuwlaat
Johanna Konings
Johannes de Waal
Free van Zundert
Canadian major Robert Slater

Source

  • Text: Paul Moerenhout
  • Photos: Anneke Moerenhout

Address and contactinformation

Address:
Pastoor van Breugelstraat
Bosschenhoofd
WWII grade:
100%
Rating:
20%

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This is my father who is commemorated here by the inhabitants of the town where he was held by the Germans and eventually succumbed to his wounds. What is so amazing is that the town through some of its members, Nol Krijnen (the local historian) and Ge Knappers (the artist & sculptor), have kept the memory alive of the one Canadian soldier who died in their town sixty-six years ago. The positive repercussions of this dedication by this small town, Bosschenhoofd, have been felt around the world in many different ways.
By: Norman Slater
City: Duncan, B.C., Canada
Date and time: 25-06-2010 07:36:48
Ranking: 5 out of 5 stars
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