Cornelis Franciscus Huntjens (Frans)
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Cornelis Franciscus Huntjens (Frans)


 11-08-1916 Schin op Geul      10-05-1940 Nijswiller (23)
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Oorlogsgravenstichting

    Draftee MC-III-37 R.I., killed during the German invasion on May 10, 1940 in Nijswiller near casemate No. 1.
    According to the municipality, he fell “… while standing at his post on May 10, 1940. He was then buried in the Catholic cemetery in Nijswiller in his military dress, wrapped in a military blanket, and was reburied in the Catholic cemetery in Schin op Geul on June 11.“ [1]
    Three days after his death, his son was born. [1]
    His friend Jos Winthagen wrote a farewell poem for Frans. [2]

    Footnotes

    1. nationaal archief #5
    2. nationaal archief #18
    3. Oorlogsgravenstichting.nl
    4. http://www.maastrichtsegevelstenen.nl/oorlog2.htm