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business card Karel Baggerman, Holland Engineering & Trading Co Ltd, Hong Kong

Charles Gesner van der Voort (1916-1991) worked in Shanghai for Holland-China Trading Company from just before WWII. After the outbreak of war, two of his colleagues went to England, to join Dutch forces, they became "Engelandvaarders" from the East. One of them was Karel Baggerman (1918-1982). He joined Princess Irene Brigade, was trained as one of the first Dutch commandos and participated in two major military operations in The Netherlands: Operation Market Garden and the Battle of Walcheren.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1975

Bronze Cross Karel Baggerman

Charles Gesner van der Voort (1916-1991) worked in Shanghai for Holland-China Trading Company from just before WWII. After the outbreak of war, two of his colleagues went to England, to join Dutch forces, they became "Engelandvaarders" from the East. One of them was Karel Baggerman (1918-1982). He joined Princess Irene Brigade, was trained as one of the first Dutch commandos and participated in two major military operations in The Netherlands: Operation Market Garden and the Battle of Walcheren.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1951

Portrait Karel Baggerman ca 1943

Charles Gesner van der Voort (1916-1991) worked in Shanghai for Holland-China Trading Company from just before WWII. After the outbreak of war, two of his colleagues went to England, to join Dutch forces, they became "Engelandvaarders" from the East. One of them was Karel Baggerman (1918-1982). He joined Princess Irene Brigade, was trained as one of the first Dutch commandos and participated in two major military operations in The Netherlands: Operation Market Garden and the Battle of Walcheren.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1943

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1944

Air Raid 1944-10-16 (3)

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1944

Air Raid 1944-10-16 (2)

Text: Bombing of Hong Kong by the 14th Air Force. October 16, 1944.

High resolution photo on Flickr.

Photo (1) not on the Flickr album.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1944

Cedric James JULYAN (aka Sonny, Jim) [1923-1959]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Julyan
Given: 
Cedric James
Alias / nickname: 
Sonny, Jim
Birth
Date: 
1923-11-25
Birthplace (town, state): 
Hong Kong Island
Death
Date: 
c.1959-05-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

I am researching what happened to my grandfather during WWII, before he came to the UK and married my grandmother Stella Abbott (in July 1950).

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