He was picked up by the Germans and stayed in a camp in Germany for a large part of the war as he was to outspoken. Grandma, his wife tried to have him released and suffered the same fate. At the end of the war (1945), he walked home. Daughter Margaretha was told by a neighbour, that he was walking some miles from home. She went to meet him with an old bike and pushed him home on that. He passed away about half an hour later. Grandma came home a couple of months later.
Later we were told, he nearly always gave his rassions away to younger man, as they had families at home. He died of malnutrtion.