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Private Adrianus J. Hagelaars
Private August B. Roozeboom
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.
2 Troop History
10th May 1940
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 guard. He was the recipient of the Kruis van Verdienste (Cross of Merit gallantry award Holland). (Source: Dutch Commando Museum.)
Pte. Roozeboom, who served in 2 (Dutch) troop of the Commando, was killed during operations at Arnhem whilst attached to the 1st Airborne Division.
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.
Sgt. Jack van Rosendael, who served in 2 (Dutch) troop of the Commando, was killed by the explosion of a German V1 rocket whilst an instructor to the Binnenlandse Strijdkrachten (Interior Forces) at Princenhage, a small town in the neighbourhood of Breda. (Source: Dutch Commando Museum.)
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