MYNHEER, Frederick Robert Charles

Rank: 
Lance Corporal
Unit/Base: 
4 Commando
Police Service: 
High Wycombe Borough Police
Regiment/Corps: 
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)
Service: 
Army
Number: 
14241865
Born: 
Thursday, March 15, 1917
Died : 
Tuesday, June 20, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
26
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Operations: 
Lance Corporal Frederick Mynheer was reported missing 20 June 1944 presumed killed in action Normandy, France. He has no known grave.
He was a serving High Wycombe Borough Police Officer who had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes and is commemorated on the Buckinghamshire Constabulary section of the Thames Valley Police War Memorial, Kidlington, as well as the Bayeux Memorial, France..
Extract from the Thanet Advertiser - 22 August 1944.
"After attending Christ Church School L/Cpl. Mynheer went on to St George's Central School to complete his education. He was employed for some time by Messrs. Munday of High Street, and later in the office of his uncle, Mr Daniel A. Mynheer, builder of Cornhill. In 1937 he joined the High Wycombe Police, and later volunteered for the Commandos. L/Cpl. Mynheer has two brothers in the Forces. Gerald. the younger, is serving as a gunner with the 8th Army in Italy, and Harold, the elder brother, is a sergeant instructor with the Royal Engineers in the North of England."
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/97.
The 1939 Register for High Wycombe
Commando Association newsletter 116.
Article in the Thanet Advertiser 22 August 1944.

Kevin Lynott via CVA Forum message titled Police Intakes.

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