Jedburgh Team Dudley Major Brinkgreve

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  1. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    taken at Enschede General Cemetery




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  2. Jedburgh22

    Jedburgh22 Very Senior Member

    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.

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  3. JJHH

    JJHH Member

    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.'
  4. David1980

    David1980 Member

    Is there a list of the team names and members for Jedburgh?
  5. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

  6. JJHH

    JJHH Member

    What do you need to know besides the list?
  7. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    Link : Jedburgh team Dudley

    Re. Casualty Details | CWGC

    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

    portret Austin.jpg

    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

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