Hendrik Johan Marie Nieskens <i>(Harrie)</i>
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Hendrik Johan Marie Nieskens is listed in the Resistance Memorial on the
left wall, row 26 #03

Limburg 1940-1945,
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Hendrik Johan Marie Nieskens (Harrie)

 11-10-1924 Kessel (L)      30-12-1944 Weert (20)
- Knokploegen (K.P.) - BS (Domestic Forces) - Dutch Soldiers - Kessel -


    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 [1]) 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.
    His name is on the war memorial in Kessel. [3]
    He is buried in Kessel too. [4]


    1. Binnenlandse Strijdkrachten, Wikipedia • NederlandsDeutschEnglish
    2. Regiment Stoottroepen, Wikipedia • NederlandsEnglish
    3. Kessel, oorlogsmonument
    4. R.K. Begraafplaats, Kessel, graf 38-15
    5. Oorlogsgravenstichting.nl