47RM Commando X troop in Holland, April 1945
Rear of photo states 'Kamperland' Holland. Note the two very young members of the troop. Photo courtesy of John Mewett. Posted by Pete R.
1/3/12 Update from Jack Bakker, "The Church in the background of this photo is called 'De Ark', located in the village of Kamperland."
The address of the 'De Ark' is Veerweg 100, Kamperland, The Netherlands
Four ranks left to right:
Front rank (15 on ground): 1-6. n/k; 7. Rien Koole aged 15 *; 8. Piet de Haze aged 15 *; 9-15. n/k.
2nd rank (15 sitting): 1-3. n/k ; 4. Cpl. R. Smith ; 5. n/k ; 6. Sgt. George E. Brooker ; 7. TSM Robinson ; 8. n/k ; 9. Capt. P.C. McCormick ; 10-15. n/k.
3rd rank (16 standing): 1. n/k ; 2. Mne. Ron Everton ; 3-9. n/k; 10. Mne G. Skinner ; 11. n/k; 12. Mne. A.T.Wright ; 13. n/k; 14. Mne. Kelly ; 15. n/k; 16. n/k.
Rear rank (13 standing): 1. Mne A.E. Mills; 2-8. n/k; 9. L/Cpl. Percy Kendrick; 10-13. n/k.
* Almost 67 years after this photo was taken the two boys in the front rank of this photo have been identified as 2 local lads, Rien Koole and Piet De Haze, both aged 15. Sadly Piet de Haze died somewhile back.
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