Discussion in 'Special Forces' started by Philip Reinders, Oct 2, 2011.
taken at Enschede General Cemetery
I believe that Henk Brinkgreve's memorial was vandalized earlier this year - attached is an image of the statue that was stolen or broken.
Brinkgreve was the leader of Jedburgh Team Dudley - he was killed when Dutch SS raided the farmhouse he was located in looking for food supplies, he was killed in the ensuing shoot out on 5 March 1945.
The Team deployed on 11 September 1944 shortly before Market Garden, expecting to be over-run within a few days.
Took this one in 2006. The statue known as, 'the torch carrier' made by a brother (a respected sculptor) was vandalized by thieves in July 2010.
His headstone is marked 'Hij hield de fakkel brandende' or translated in English 'He kept the torch burning.'
Is there a list of the team names and members for Jedburgh?
You could start here. http://web.archive.org/web/20060429013202/freespace.virgin.net/arthur.brown2/teams.htm
What do you need to know besides the list?
Link : Jedburgh team Dudley
Re. Casualty Details | CWGC
SERJEANT JOHN PATRICK STANDIDGE AUSTIN
Service Number: 5348971
Regiment & Unit/Ship : Royal Berkshire Regiment
Date of Death : Died 04 April 1945
Age 21 years old
Buried or commemorated at HATTEM GENERAL CEMETERY. Plot 2. Grave 153. Netherlands
Secondary Unit, Regiment : attd. Jedburgh Team (Dudley) Special Operations Executive
Country of Service : United Kingdom
Awards : Mentioned in Despatches
Additional Info : Son of Joseph Edward and Katherine Matilda Austin, of Kensington, London.
Personal Inscription : IN MEMORIA AETERNA ERIT JUSTUS
See also... Austin, John Patrick Standidge (Engels) - Welkom bij oorlogsdoden Gemeente Dinkelland
The 1940 Cricket 1st XI
(L to R) - Back Row: Mr JP Hand (Coach), JP Austin, DL Shuldham, PJ Casey, PJ Wilding; Seated: RM Coleman, PJ Gough, TV McNabb (Capt), TJ Field-Hook, JP Pereira; Front: FB Creamer, DW Moon.
See... 1st Bn Herefordshire Regiment, KSLI
Separate names with a comma.