Lammers, Karel Josephus.

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Lammers, Karel Josephus, born  22-11-1909 in Asten, North Brabant, Netherlands, to Peter Johannes Lammers and Johanna Smits..Karel married on Thursday, July 04-07-1935 in Geldrop (NB) to Antonetta Magdelena Anna Jansen, Religion: Roman Catholic, Occupation: Groundworker and Residence: Geldrop, Sluisstraat 134..

Death and burial ground of Lammers, Karel Josephus.

As a conscript, Karel was assigned to the 2nd company of the IIIrd battalion of the 27th Infantry Regiment (2-III-27 R.I). During the Dutch mobilization 1939-1940 his unit had been stationed since April 1939 in Vak Bakel van de Peel-Raamstelling. After a German armored train near Mill (NB) had breached the position on 10-05-1940, the order was given in the evening of Friday 10 May to withdraw the troops from the Peel-Raamstelling and to have them take up positions again behind the Zuid-Willemsvaart. .The retreat of the 27 R.I. commenced on 11-05-1940 at 00.01 hours. The regiment was given a new position near Sluis 6 in the vicinity of Beek en Donk (NB) .In the afternoon of Saturday 11-05-1940 the part of Karelfire contact with the parts of the German Aufklärungs-Abteilung 256 (Reconnaissance Department 256).   under command of Generalleutnant Gerhard Kauffmann. General Kauffmann survived the war and died 16-06-1969, aged 81..This department consisted organically of two squadrons of bicycles, but was now also reinforced with other parts, including 3 armored cars. During this fire contact Karel is in a cornfield near the bridge in Donk died on the Zuid-Willemsvaart. Karel Lammers was buried on Saturday 11-05-1940 at the Roman Catholic cemetery in Beek en Donk in a war grave. On Tuesday 28-05-1940. Karel was reburied in Geldrop, Braakhuizen at the Roman Catholic cemetery St. Joseph. Karel Josephus has his final resting place on Monday 19-05-1969 found on the National Field of Honor in Loenen (GL) in Section E, grave 522.

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