Hendrik Roelof Drost, SV/PROG (1910 - d.)

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Birthplace: s'Gravenhage, Netherlands
Death: Died in At sea
Cause of death: Presumed drowned
Occupation: Architect
Managed by: Y., a1b2c2
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About Hendrik Roelof Drost, SV/PROG

Korporaal Hendrik Roelof DROST

Hendrik 'Henk' also enjoyed painting.

Part of 7th contingent of Dutch citizens to leave South Africa on the Abosso on 8 October 1942 from Cape Town to serve in Dutch Military during World War II. They never reached Liverpool, England as the ship was torpedoed by the German u-boat U-575 on the night of 29 October 1942. The ship and all but around 30 were lost 700km from Azores.

A monument was erected in the grounds of the Netherlands Embassy in Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa in remembrance of the Dutch citizens from South Africa who died serving the Netherlands. Hendrik's name is amongst the names listed on the monument.

Hendrik and his wife, Suzanna, were married by proxy. At the day of their marriage, he was at the Netherlands Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa and his wife, Suzanna, was at the Court in Den Haag, Netherlands. The bridegroom representing Hendrik in Den Haag was Willie Monkhorst. Hendrik and Suzanna said their vows at the same time in front of a marriage officer. She then left for South Africa as Mrs. S. Drost-Herrie.

http://www.erelijst.nl/hendrik-roelof--drost#comment-9865 Ere lijst met Hendrik Roelof DROST

http://www.uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/person/63034.html for crew list for ships hit by u-boats, in particular, Hendrik Roelof DROST

http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/2319.html for information on the ship Abosso.

http://uboat.net/boats/u575.htm for information on the u-boat U-575 that torpedoed the Abosso.

http://uboat.net/men/heydemann.htm for information on the u-boat U-575's Commander, G. Heydemann.

http://www.frank-smulders.nl/ for information and genealogy of the Smulders and Drost and related families

Lucas Bruijn's e-mail: m.troia@hetnet.nl . He has information on the sinking of the Abosso as well as those who were on board.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Bideford_(L43) The ship that aided in the rescue of the survivors

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_Abosso

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Grandfather of Y. DROST.

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Hendrik Roelof Drost, SV/PROG's Timeline

1910
March 14, 1910
Netherlands
1936
March 9, 1936
Age 25
Pretoria, Netherlands Embassy by Proxy, Transvaal, South Africa
1942
August 1942
Age 32
South Africa
October 8, 1942
Age 32
Cape Town, Cape, South Africa

Hendrik boarded the ship as part of the 7th contingent of Dutch citizens from South Africa to be transported to England to join in the campaign against Germany during WWII.

October 30, 1942
Age 32

Report on progress on torpedoed ABOSSO

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At sea
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At sea