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.
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.
↑ "De Gooi- en Eemlander : nieuws- en advertentieblad",6 Nov 1937, Hilversum, p 10.
↑ 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
↑ "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.
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
Children and grandchildren
4328 EW Haamstede, April 8, 1994
The funeral was last Tuesday, April 12th, at the cemetery "Vredehof" in Haamstede in a private family circle.