The fallen resistance fighters in the dutch province of Limburg
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The fallen resistance fighters in the dutch province of Limburg



Liberated: 1944-11-18

See also Between Maas and Peel

Kessel – 3 pers.   ⇒All the fallen resistance people in Limburg
Geloven, van
Leonardus Hendrikus
Len, Leo, Lei
∗ 1925-12-09
Kessel (L)
† 1944-10-09
Kessel (L)
Kessel - According to both the Oorlogsgravenstichting (Dutch War Graves Foundation) and the Erelijst van Gevallenen (Honor Roll of the Fallen), he was a member of the resistance. He was a farmhand for farmer Mathieu Heldens on the Cuppenhof farm in Kessel-Hout. On Sunday, October 8, 1944, the Great Church Raid took place. Therefore, Van Geloven and some other men were still hiding in the woods behind the farm the following day. Around six o’clock in the evening, Lei came to the farm to eat something, but was seen by passing men of the SiPo-Maastricht. They chased him and shot him. He is buried in the Roman Catholic parish cemetery in Kessel, row 36, grave number 15. His name is on the war memorial in Kessel. Source:, see link below.
wall: left, row 26-05
Hendrik Johan Marie
∗ 1924-10-11
Kessel (L)
† 1944-12-30
Kessel - dutch soldier - K.P. - Harrie was a member of the B.S. (Binnenlandse Strijdkrachten = Domestic Forces, an alliance of the three main Dutch resistance organizations officially formed on September 5, 1944) and thus, since he had been a member of an armed group (KP = Knokploeg) until then, the Stoottroepen. These had been set up on September 17-18 as the fighting part of the BS and were used on the stalled front along the Maas River as protection against German infiltration. He was fatally hit by a shell.
wall: left, row 26-03
Frans J.J.
∗ 1915-10-09
† 1944-11-19
Kessel - On November 14, 1944, Frans and his father Christiaan were arrested on suspicion of an assault in the forest near Kessel-Eik, near their farm. They were taken to the SiPo station in Venlo. There Frans was tortured and shot by SiPo man C. Schut.
wall: left, row 26-04