Monument bij de Sint-Jozefkerk - Achterveld, The Netherlands
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member dreamhummie
N 52° 08.074 E 005° 29.831
31U E 670904 N 5778946
Quick Description: Monument bij de Sint-Jozefkerk located at Hessenweg 325 in Achterveld, The Netherlands
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Date Posted: 1/6/2022 10:10:02 AM
Waymark Code: WM15H4Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ištván
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Long Description:
"The monument at the Sint-Jozefkerk in Achterveld (municipality of Leusden) consists of a memorial wall of dark brick with three natural stone plaques.

The text on the left plaque reads:

'1ST REGIMENT HUSSARS
THEY FOUGHT FOR OUR FREEDOM
J. v. HEUMEN
J. AANTJES J. v. MELICK
A. JANSSEN H. REIJERSE
P. NIJDAM J. TE SLIGTE
P. RINK C. DE VRIES
A. DE VRIES H. SIMON THOMAS
MAY 12, 1940
A. VELEMA MAY 13, 1940
C. HALL MAY 15, 1941
A. VREEKEN 16TH R.I. MAY 11, 1940
ACHTERVELD MAY 16, 1990
COMRADES IN ARMS 16TH INFANTRY REGIMENT'.

The text on the middle plaque reads:

'1940 - 1945
J.E. v.d. BEDEM C. v. BURGSTEDEN J. ROETHOF-KOLLER
G. v.d. BELT H.T. v. BURGSTEDEN Czn. R.J. TIJMENSEN
E. v.d. BERG Azn. J.H. v. BURGSTEDEN Czn. J. VEERMAN
J. v.d. BERG Azn. M.G. HAK J.H.J. VERHOEF Czn.
W. v.d. BERG Azn. T.A.G. KOOLOOS J.W. VERHOEF Czn.
J. v.d. BERKT E. MEERVELD W. VERHOEF
G.M. BOSMAN J. MEERVELD H. WOUTERS
J. BOSMAN G.J. v. NIMWEGEN M.W. WOUTERS
A. OSSENDRIJVER’.

The text on the right plaque reads:

'CANADIAN SOLDIERS FROM THE
PRINCESS PATRICIA'S LIGHT INFANTRY PREVENTED THE
DESTRUCTION OF THE PARISH CHURCH OF ACHTERVELD
(used as an observation post)
ON APRIL 18, 1945.
WE THANK THESE SOLDIERS WHO
SAVED THE HEART OF OUR VILLAGE.
MAY 9, 2000.'

CANADIAN SOLDIERS OVERPOWERED
APRIL 18, 1945 SEVEN GERMAN SOLDIERS WHO WERE
ATTEMPTED TO DESTROY THE TOWER .
THANKS TO THESE SOLDIERS WHO SAVED THE HEART OF
OUR VILLAGE.
MAY 9, 2000."
Source and more information: (visit link)
Property Permission: Public

Access instructions: 24/7 - Free parking in front of the monument.

Website for Waymark: [Web Link]

Location of waymark:
Hessenweg 355
Achterveld, Utrecht, The Netherlands
3791 PJ


Commemoration: Commemorated groups: Civilian victims, Persecuted Netherlands, Resistance Netherlands, Allied soldiers, Military personnel serving the Ned. Kon. 1940-1945

Date of Dedication: Not listed

Access times: Not listed

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