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Arnoldus Wolters (1912 - 1994)

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Arnoldus (Nol) Wolters
Born in Kampen, Overijssel, Nederlandmap
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Husband of — married 6 Nov 1937 in Naarden, Noord Holland, Nederlandmap
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Died in Haamstede, Zeeland, Nederlandmap
Profile last modified 10 May 2019 | Created 16 May 2017
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Arnoldus (Nol) Wolters was born on 28 July 1912 in Kampen, Overijssel, Nederland.[1][2][3] He married Maria Frederika Sophia (Rie) Wolfraad on 6 Nov 1937 in Naarden, Noord-Holland.[4]

Nol Wolters was a lieutenant in the Royal Naval Reserve, and was called up in 1939, and made commander of a minesweeper. After the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands, he escaped with his ship to England. There he served for the Dutch government in exile, working in the field of intelligence. He participated in the Allied offensive "Operation Market Garden" in September 1944, narrowly escaping capture by the German army when that offensive failed. He helped arrange a truce to evacuate wounded British troops from Oosterbeck.[5]

After the war, Nol became the district commander of the police in the Hague, then, in 1955, chief of police in Hengelo, and in June 1958, the commissioner of police in Hilversum. In 1960, he became the chief of police in Rotterdam, the postition from which he retired in 1972. After this he moved to Haamstede, Zeeland, where he resided until his death in 1994.[6][7][2]




  1. 1.0 1.1
    • Citing index record at WhoWasWho, accessed 16 May 2017.
    • Index record:
    BS Geboorte met Arnoldus Wolters
    Child Arnoldus Wolters
    Birth place Kampen
    Gender Man
    Father Jan Willem Wolters
    Profession rijwielhandelaar
    Age 24
    Mother Maria Megchelse
    Event Geboorte
    Event date 28-07-1912
    Event place Kampen
    Document type BS Geboorte
    Institution name Historisch Centrum Overijssel
    Institution place Zwolle
    Collection region Overijssel
    Archive 0123
    Registration number 7415
    Sourcenumber 290
    Registration date 29-07-1912
    Certificate place Kampen
    Collection Kampen, registers van geboorten
    • Image of birth certificate: "Netherlands, Overijssel Province, Civil Registration, 1811-1960," database with images, FamilySearch , Kampen > image 1768 of 2367; Historisch Centrum Overijssel (Overijssel Historical Center, Overijssel).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wikipedia-bijdragers, "Nol Wolters," Wikipedia, de vrije encyclopedie, DutchWikipedia
  3. BS Geboorte, Historisch Centrum Overijssel, Zwolle, Overijssel, Archive: 0123, Registration number: 7415, Sourcenumber: 290, Registration date: 29-07-1912, Certificate place: Kampen, Collection: Kampen, registers van geboorten WieWasWie
  4. "De Gooi- en Eemlander : nieuws- en advertentieblad",6 Nov 1937, Hilversum, p 10. Delpher
  5. Ryan, Cornelius. A Bridge Too Far: The Classic History of the Greatest Battle of World War II. Simon & Schuster, New York, NY, 1974. pp. 444-445, 553-556, 589
  6. "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Miscellaneous Records," database, FamilySearch, Arnoldus Wolters in entry for Wolters, Death 31 May 1938, Enschede, Overijssel, Netherlands; from database, openarchives; citing Enschede, record number 292; Burgerlijke Stand, Overlijdensakten Enschede; Stadsarchief Enschede.
  7. 7.0 7.1 After a loving care in the nursing home "The Corneliastichting" in Zierikzee,
    after a difficult evening of his life, to our great sorrow has gone away from us,
    my dearly beloved man, our sweet caring father, father-in-law and grandfather

    Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion
    Officer in the Order of Orange Nassau
    War Memorial Cross with three buckles
    At the age of 81 years
    M.F.S. Wolters-Wolfraad
    Children and grandchildren

    4328 EW Haamstede, April 8, 1994
    Grevelingenlaan 45

    The funeral was last Tuesday, April 12th, at the cemetery "Vredehof" in Haamstede in a private family circle.

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