Sergeant Theo (Ted) Verheul (1926-1976) Dutch military
Theo lived with his grandfather until his enlistment. He trained in England for a half year. Served at Soerabaja, Indonesiƫ in 1947.
Theo Verheul military

Theo Verheul 1946
Theo Verheul and Johanna Gerstin family album 1920 to 1986.

1947 Ned-Indiƫ Kruis voor Orde en Vrede
The Cross for Order and Freedom was awarded to Nederland soldiers active during the Indonesian battle for independence.
freedom medal
Peter Van Roomen served in Eastern Java from 1947 until 1950. He was in the 2nd battalion as a brengun carrier driver. His war memories... "found a gun in a downed Japanese aircraft...". Pete's daughter Michele, married Ted's son, Mark.

Harry chef
Harry Janssen; Ted Verheul's brother in-law, was a chef for KLM in Indonesia.
Theo would visit his sister, Leonarda (Lou) in Djakarta during his enlistment.

Ted Verheul died April 11. He is buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, North Bay, Ontario, blocks L to M.
Ted Verheul headstone
Ted's hobby was painting.

baret leeuw
1940-1945 the Netherlands; Nazi occupation, starvation, Canadian liberation.