Jacobus Hendrik VAN DER LAAN (aka Henk) [1900-1976]
Jacobus van der Laan was the manager of a bank the Netherlands Trading Society when war broke out.
After the surrender he was one of the bankers kept out of internment to liquidate the assets of their instutions. He and his wife lived at the Sun Wah Hotel until being sent to Stanley in July 1943 on the completion of their work.
David Tett, Captives in Cathay, 2007, 313