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16340   Able Seaman Gerriat Jan Pijl
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 24/04/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: HNLMS Isaac Sweers, Royal Dutch Navy (Dutch Navy)
Date Of Birth: 10/01/1922
Died: 13/11/1942 (Died at Sea)
Age: 20
Gerriet Jan Pijl was the son of Hendrik Evert and Jacoba Kos Pijl. He was born in Den Helder, the Netherlands on 10th January 1922. Gerriet Jan Pijl served with the Royal Netherlands Navy as a gunner in World War Two. Able Seaman (2nd Class) Gerriet Jan Pijl served on board HNLMS Isaac Sweers in World War Two. Isaac Sweers was a destroyer. At Pembroke dock in Wales, Gerriet met his wife to be, Miss Armour from Dergenagh, Knockloughrim, who was serving in the Wrens as a cook. On 13th November, 1942, the Isaac Sweers was attacked by a German U-boat and sunk.
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1 Aircrew remembered Former Dutch RAF Servicemen Who Died in Another Service
2 Castledawson War Dead Details of Private Charles Frederick Townsend
3 Genealogy website Details of parents
4 - Dergenagh Dergenagh, where Gerriet Jan Pijl's wife lived.
5 - HNLMS Isaac Sweers Details of HNLMS Isaac Sweers and crew
6 Wikipedia - HNLMS Isaac Sweers Details of HNLMS Isaac Sweers
7 WW2 NI Photo and details of Able Seaman Gerriat Yan Pijl
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