I am trying to find information on a few people in my ancestry that had a military background.
First of all is my grandfather, or Opa, Hendrikus Johannes Fransen (Fransen-242), not to be confused with his father of the same name. From what I know, he served in the Dutch Marine Corps in Papua New Guinea, I think it was after WWII.
Next is my great-grandfather, Hendrik Jan Holtslag (Holtslag-15) who I know served about 1938 for a compulsory term in the Dutch military, I think it was 2 years?
Last is my 2x-great uncle, Hendrik or Hank Moes, who recently passed away. He did not talk much about his military past, but I do know he served in Indonesia and also in Korea. I would like to find out about his past, because as I said, he never talked about it, probably due to PTSD or something similar.
If I could get any help with even only one of these people, it would be much appreciated and cherished.
Thanks very much!
Regards, Alex Fransen