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Allied soldiers stationed at the house of Ad van Engelen in Nijmegen

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Date: 23 Nov 1944 to 10 Dec 1944
Location: Witsenburgselaan 34, Gemeente Nijmegen, Gelderland, Nederland, Koninkrijk der Nederlandenmap
Surnames/tags: dutch_roots World_War_II
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Base data for this table has been acquired from the poetry album of the daughter of Ad van Engelen. Additional information is cited in-line.


The unknown soldiers

Date First name Last name Rank Regiment Address
19441130 30 November 1944 A. Wood 115 Victoria road, Parkgate, Leeds, England
19441130 30 November 1944 Cyril Eady Private A.C.C. Att. II Royal Scots Fusiliers
S.P. Coy
Clarke Lieutenant Royal Artillery The Swan Hotel, Woburn Sands, Newport Pagnell Rural District, Buckinghamshire, England
19441210 10 December 1944 Arcot 16, Park View R.D., Ealing, London. W.S.
19441121 21 November 1944 Jack M. Brock 81 Field Rally, 14 Field Regiment, Canadian Army Overseas (British Western European Force)

The known soldiers

Date First name Last name Rank Regiment Address
1944112323 November 1944 Stanley Flynn Homelea, Fox Lane, Newfound, Basingstoke, Hampshire, England
19441209 9 December 1944 Gladis Harper 137 Ella Street, Newland Avenue, Hull, Yorkshire, England
19441110 10 November 1944 Harry A. Thompson 4 Brick Road, Barnard Castle, Teesdale, Durham, England
19441209 9 December 1944 Pat Collins 71 Gedling St., Bermondsey, London, S. R. I.
19441125 25 November 1944 Albert A. Hunt 704 Crompton Way, Astley Bridge, Bolton, England
Edward Robinson 7 Holmsley Ave. South Kirkby, near Pontefract, Yorkshire, England.

Flynn, Stanley A.

Stanley Alfred "Stan" Flynn was born on 28 October 1917 in Basingstoke [1][2] His mothers' maiden name was Taylor. In 1921, he lived in Basingstoke with his parents Alfred James and Daisy Elizabeth Flynn and two siblings[3]. This means his parents were Alfred J. Flynn [4] and Daisy E. Taylor [5]. He died in April 1992 in Basingstoke.
I have come into contact with this family (the husband of a daughter of his sister), and heard he married a Belgian woman named Yvonne, and had two children with her. He had two siblings, William (1921)[6] and Mary (1927)[7].

Harper, Gladys

Gladys Harper was born in September - December 1909 in Hull [8]

Thompson, Harry A.

Harry A. Thompson was born 27 Jan 1912 in Teesdale [9]. As his mothers' maiden name was Green, he must have been the son of Samuel Thompson and Emily Green (married September - December 1899) or James Thompson and Esther Annie Green (married January - March 1904) , with mothers' maiden name Green. In 1939 he is found living with his wife Winnifred in Barnard Castle.[10]

Collins, Patrick John

Patrick John "Pat" Collins was born Jan 1917 in Bermondsey [11]. His mother's maiden name was Bowen. In 1945, he was living with his wife, Julia Canty, and his in-laws in 71 Gedling St.[12] They had been married in 1940. [13] He appears to have died 27 Aug 1990, having lived in Dombey House. [14]

Hunt, Albert A.

Albert A. Hunt was born 1923 in Brompton to Herbert Hunt and Ada Molyneux. [15] His family were living in 1939 at 704 Crompton Way. [16] He appears to have married Edith D. Klein in 1947. [17]

Robinson, Edward

Edward Robinson was born 1923 in Hemsworth to John Samuel Robinson and Mary Veronica Morgan. [18] His family were living in 1939 at 7 Holmsley Avenue. [19] He appears to have married Lilian Leadbeater in 1940. [20]

Research notes


Between 1941 and 1945 the Swan was operated by William James Clark [21].


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  21. http://www.mkheritage.org.uk/wsc/pubs-inns/swan/

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