Dutch War Graves Jonkerbos
(Netherlands, the - Guelders - Nijmegen)
On the Commonwealth War Cemetery Jonkerbos in Nijmegen are two Dutch war graves.
Adriaan Slob was originally from Sneek. In the first days of the war in the Netherlands, he fled to Britain. Where he was connected with the Royal Dutch Brigade. Adriaan was a very fanatical soldier, he followed several courses and worked his way up to Lieutenant. After a course to become a British officer, he became an officer with the Grenadier Guards. In June 1944 he arrived in France. After several battles in which he earned the Military Cross award, he entered in September 1944 the Netherlands. Here he had contact with the Dutch resistance and worked with the Americans to recapture the Waal Bridge at Nijmegen from the Germans. On February 23th 1945, he was killed by an accident in Nijmegen, one day before this, a tank intercepted his jeep at the Keizer Karel Square. He died in the British field hospital in MariŽnbosch.
Until 2004, Adriaan had a Commonwealth gravestone of the Grenadier Guards. In 2004 this was replaced by a Dutch gravestone.
Johannes Leendert van der Zwan
Johannes Leendert van der Zwan was a former resistance fighter who was active in the Nederlandse Binnenlandse Strijdkrachten (Dutch Inland Forces). Johannes died on January 22nd 1945 in Nijmegen.
- Text: Paul Moerenhout
- Photos: Paul Moerenhout
Address and contactinformation
- Burgemeester Daleslaan
- WWII grade:
Where is it?
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Point of interest
- H. Lambertus and St. Brigida Church Middelaar
- L.t. John P. Foley Park Beek
- Dutch Reformed Church Slijk Ewijk