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Hendrik Roelof Drost, SV/PROG

Birthplace: s'Gravenhage, Netherlands
Death: At sea (Presumed drowned)
Place of Burial: At sea
Immediate Family:

Son of Ypeus Germanus DROST, [8] and Henderika Christina DROST, [9]
Husband of Suzanna Martha Adriana Dirkje DROST, [5] SM/PROG
Father of Marianne GRÜNDLINGH (formerly ASHFORD, born DROST) and <private> DROST
Brother of Roelof Ype DROST

Occupation: Architect
Managed by: Private User
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About Hendrik Roelof Drost, SV/PROG

Korporaal Hendrik Roelof DROST

Hendrik 'Henk' also enjoyed painting.

Arrived in Cape Town, South Africa from the Netherlands in 1935 with friends Wim FRANKEN and Frans SCHRAUWEN. Soon moved to Johannesburg and started working as an Architect.

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



Grandfather of Y. DROST.

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Hendrik Roelof Drost, SV/PROG's Timeline

March 14, 1910
February 13, 1938
Age 27
Johannesburg, Transvaal (Now Gauteng), South Africa
At sea
At sea