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10 Cdo Roll of Honour 2tp.

The Fallen from No.10 Inter Allied Commando 2 Troop
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant  Jack van Rosendael 
Private Adrianus J. Hagelaars
Private August B. Roozeboom 
Died post war on active service
Private Gerard H.J. Bendien 
Died with the Prinses Irene Brigade
Cpl. A. Berkley

10 Commando Nominal Roll

In 1946 the Army Council decided that the Army Commandos were to be disbanded and no provision was allowed or made for any depository or office which would have at least contained a complete Roster of Names of the men who served in the various units. 

BENDIEN, Gerard Hendrik Joan

Gerard Bendien 2 troop
No 10 Commando
Pte. Bendien served in 2 (Dutch) troop of the Commando. 
On the 1st December 1944 he was promoted to the rank of temporary Sergeant Major during the period he was attached from the Commando to the Staff of the Dutch Interior Forces. He died whilst in a jeep that crashed into a tree at Zeist.


No 10 Commando
Corporal Berkley, who had served with 2 (Dutch) troop of the Commando, died during operations with the Prinses Irene Brigade.
Extract from the Prinses Irene Brigade website

HAGELAARS, Adrianus Josephus

Pte Adrianus Hagelaars 2 troop
No 10 Commando

Pte. Hagelaars, who served in 2 (Dutch) troop of the Commando,  died at Eindhoven.  At the time of his death  Pte. Hagelaars was attached to the staff of Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands as part of his body guardHe was the recipient of the Kruis van Verdienste (Cross of Merit gallantry award Holland).  (Source: Dutch Commando Museum.)


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Hans Smolenaars was a member of the 1st Reinforcement of No. 2 Dutch Troop. They were recruited when the South of Holland was liberated in the autumn of 1944.
107 men went to Achnacarry in November 1944. 72 of them managed to earn the green beret in January 1945. They joined 2 troop in Eastbourne and returned to the continent to be put in the line near the Biesbosch and the Hollands Diep, a large water area in the south of Holland. From there they went Recklinghausen in Germany to guard prisoners of war. Hans later lived in England.

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