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Jacob den Heijer

Merchant Navy. Dutch

Born  15 Jun 1915Den Haag
Died  14 Dec 1941(26)

Roster information listed for Jacob den Heijer

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
BennekomSteam merchantAble Seaman31 Oct 1941U-96 (1)

Personal information

Next of kin: A. den Heyer, of Scheveningen

He was picked up by HMS Culver after the sinking of Bennekom, transferred to HMS Lulworth and landed at Bathurst on 20 November 1941. All survivors were taken to Freetown aboard the depot ship HMS Alca and Alderamin and eventually returned to the UK aboard Volendam, arriving in Avonmouth on 21 December 1941. Jacob den Heijer died of malaria during repatriation and was buried at sea on 14 December 1941.

Crew list for Ships hit by U-boats