War Victims

This overview provides the official list of War Victims of the six Antillean islands.

To be recognized as an Antillean War Victim, the person had to meet one of the three following criteria. These were drafted by a special committee, shortly after the end of the war:

  1. All persons who were born on Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, St. Eustatius or St. Martin and were killed, anywhere in the world.
  2. All persons of Netherlands nationality who died on one of the six islands, or on board of a ship registered on one of the islands.
  3. All persons of Netherlands nationality who died while being residents of one of the six islands, regardless of where they were born.

In the overview below the following information is given:
LAST NAME, first name(s)
Position/rank/organisation
Place and date of birth
Place and date of death
Circumstances of death
Place of burial (if known)


ALVAREZ CORREA, Edgar

Civilian
Curaçao, 22 November 1880
Auschwitz (Poland), 26 March 1944
Died in concentration camp Auschwitz
Place of burial unknown


ANASTACIA, Petrus Alfoncius

Brigadier, Cavalry, Koninklijk Nederlandsch Indisch Leger (KNIL)
Curaçao, 29 April 1895
Osaka (Japan), 7 February 1945
Died in Japanese Prisoner of war camp Tsumori, Osaka
Buried Osaka (Japan). After the war transferred to Netherlands War Cemetery Menteng Pulo, Jakarta (Indonesia).


ANTHONY, M.R.

Probably fisherman
Unknown
Caribbean Sea, at unknown date
Fishing boat did not return
Unknown, probably lost at sea.


BADINGS, Piet

Captain, Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij (KLM)
Pampanoea (Netherlands East Indies), 6 March 1912
Arouca (Trinidad), 22 August 1942
Died in the crash of the KLM Lockheed Super Electra PJ-AIP “Parkiet” shortly after take off from Piarco airfield, enroute to Willemstad (Curaçao)
Buried Roman Catholic Cemetery, Arouca (Trinidad).


BELT, Jan Willem van den

1st Lieutenant, Koninklijk Nederlandsch Indisch Leger (KNIL)
Curaçao, 14 August 1913
Tarakan (Netherlands East Indies), 12 January 1942
Killed in action during the invasion of Tarakan by Japanese Armed Forces
Buried Netherlands War Cemetery Leuwigajah, Tjimahi (Java, Indonesia)
Note: Decorated with the Bronzen Leeuw (Bronze Lion) for his actions.


BERNABELA, Humiliano Paulino

Sailor, s.s. Amazone, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Bonaire, 22 June 1922
Atlantic Ocean, 6 May 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-333, near Miami (USA)
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


BERNABELA, Lucas EvangelistaBernabelaLE

Soldier Schutter, Schutterij Curaçao, Passenger a/b sailing vessel Irene
Bonaire, 18 October 1920
Caribbean Sea, 25 February 1944
Drowned during a collision between s.v. Irene and tanker Rosaura (CSM), near Caracasbaai, Curaçao
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


BERVOETS, Constantijn Willem Marinus

Farmer
Curaçao, 31 July 1868
Bandoeng (Netherlands East Indies), 9 June 1944
Died in Japanese Prisoner of war camp Tjihapit, Bandoeng
Buried Netherlands War Cemetery Pandu, Bandung (Java, Indonesia).


BOEKHOUDT, José PilatusBoekhoudt JP

Captain, sailing vessel Irene
Bonaire, 12 October 1900
Caribbean Sea, 25 February 1944
Drowned during a collision between s.v. Irene and tanker Rosaura (CSM), near Caracasbaai, Curaçao
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


BOOM, Ulyses

Carpenter, s.s. Amazone, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Trujillo (Dominican Republic), 12 February 1907
Atlantic Ocean, 6 May 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-333, near Miami (USA)
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


BOUMAN, Willem Johannes

LTZ2 KMR SD, Koninklijke Marine
Leeuwarden (Netherlands), 4 March 1898
Caribbean Sea, 13 May 1942
Died as passenger of m.s. Brabant (Belgium) when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-155
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


BRUYN, Nicolaas Hendrik de

Flight Engineer, Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij (KLM)
Delft (Netherlands), 25 September 1915
Arouca (Trinidad), 22 August 1942
Died in the crash of the KLM Lockheed Super Electra PJ-AIP “Parkiet” shortly after take off from Piarco airfield, enroute to Willemstad (Curaçao)
Buried Roman Catholic Cemetery, Arouca (Trinidad).


CAPELLO, Francito Leoncito

Sailor, s.s. Amazone, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Bonaire, 3 October 1900
Atlantic Ocean, 6 May 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-333, near Miami (USA)
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


CHARLOUIS, Max Théodor

Soldier, Koninklijk Nederlandsch Indisch Leger (KNIL)
Curaçao, 20 April 1896
Kediri (Netherlands East Indies), 5 March 1942
Killed in action during a fight against Japanese Armed Forces
Buried Netherlands War Cemetery Kembang Kuning, Surabaya (Java, Indonesia).


CICILIA, Claudio Benedicto

Apprentice Steward, tanker Punta Gorda, Lago Shipping Co. (UK)
Bonaire, 30 October 1928
Caribbean Sea, 18 September 1944
Died when ship collided with Belgian tanker Ampetco II, near Cabo San Roman (Venezuela)
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


CLARINDA, Nicolaas Alturve

Sailor, s.s. Poseidon, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Bonaire, 3 December 1906
Atlantic Ocean, 28 May 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-155, North east of Barbados
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


COFFI, Antonio Clemente Papa

Fireman, s.s. Amazone, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Bonaire, 23 November 1910
Atlantic Ocean, 6 May 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-333, near Miami (USA)
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


COFFI, Juan Cancio

Sailor, s.s. Crijnssen, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Bonaire, 20 October 1916
Caribbean Sea, 10 June 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-504, in the Yucutan passage, West of Jamaica
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


CONSTANCIA, Tito Martir

Sailor, s.s. Medea, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Curaçao, 4 January 1895
Caribbean Sea, 12 August 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-658, between Cuba and Haiti
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


CORNET, James Stewart

Sailor, tanker Pedernales, Lago Shipping Co. (UK)
Saba, 29 August 1904
Caribbean Sea, 16 February 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and damaged by German submarine U-156, at anchor near San Nicolas, Aruba
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


CRUDEN, Julian Désiré

Sailor, s.s. Poseidon, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
District Coronie (Suriname), 2 November 1913
Atlantic Ocean, 28 May 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-155, North east of Barbados
Lost at sea, seamans grave


CURIEL, Johannes Jozef

Steward, s.s. Texan, American Hawaiian Steamship Co. (USA)
Curaçao, 6 March 1895
Atlantic Ocean, 11 March 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-126, North of Cuba
Lost at sea, seamans grave
Note: Received the U.S. Mariner’s Medal.


DAANCHI, Juan

Sailor, s.s. Poseidon, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Curaçao, 3 July 1893
Atlantic Ocean, 28 May 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-155, North east of Barbados
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


DEBROT, Charles Marius

Sergeant, 1-I-Regiment Jagers, Landmacht
Curaçao, 17 March 1920
Loosduinen (Netherlands), 10 May 1940
Killed in action during the fight at Ockenburg airport (near The Hague) against German Armed Forces
Buried Netherlands War Cemetery Grebbeberg, Rhenen (Netherlands).


DEMBROOKE, John Otavo

Sailor, tanker Pedernales, Lago Shipping Co. (UK)
Sint Eustatius, 20 October 1913
Caribbean Sea, 16 February 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and damaged by German submarine U-156, at anchor near San Nicolas, Aruba
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


DIJKHOFF, Pedrito

Sailor, sailing vessel Gaviota (Nicaragua)
Aruba, 5 December 1902
Caribbean Sea, appr. 2 June 1942
Ship went missing after departure from Aruba, enroute Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic). Most probable cause is sinking by German submarine U-158 or U-502
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


DORAN, Gumercindo Leoncio

Steward, s.s. Amazone, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Curaçao, 13 January 1923
Atlantic Ocean, 6 May 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-333, near Miami (USA)
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


DORTALINA, John Luciano

Sailor 2nd Class, Motortorpedoboat MTB-34, Koninklijke Marine
Bonaire, 23 May 1922
Caribbean Sea, 4 February 1946
Drowned when he fell overboard at sea, south of Aruba
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


DUNLOCK, John William

Quartermaster, tanker Tia Juana, Lago Shipping Co. (UK)
Saba, 3 February 1905
Caribbean Sea, 16 February 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-502, in the Gulf of Venezuela
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


ECURY, Segundo Jorge Adelberto

Student, member of the resistance
Aruba, 23 April 1922
Waalsdorpervlakte, The Hague (Netherlands), 6 November 1944
Executed by the Germans as member of the resistance
Body recovered after the war and brought to Aruba by HNLMS Van Speyk in 1947. Buried Roman Catholic Cemetery, Oranjestad (Aruba).


ELISABETH, Arturo Bibiano

Soldier, Koninklijk Nederlandsch Indisch Leger (KNIL)
Curaçao, 2 December 1897
Palembang (Netherlands East Indies), 7 August 1945
Died in a Japanese Prisoner of war camp in Palembang
Buried Netherlands War Cemetery Pandu, Bandung (Java, Indonesia).


ELMONT, Otto

Employee Administration Department, Curacaosche Petroleum Industrie Maatschappij, Curaçao. Passenger on the aircraft
Paramaribo (Suriname), 8 February 1919
Arouca (Trinidad), 22 August 1942
Died in the crash of the KLM Lockheed Super Electra PJ-AIP “Parkiet” shortly after take off from Piarco airfield
Buried Roman Catholic Cemetery, Arouca (Trinidad).


EMERENCIANA, Luis Nicolas

Quartermaster, tanker Oranjestad, Lago Shipping Co. (UK)
Bonaire, 10 September 1911
Caribbean Sea, 16 February 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-156, at anchor near San Nicolas, Aruba
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


EMNES, Cornelius Leonard

Fireman, s.s. Poseidon, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
District Beneden Para (Suriname), 28 March 1916
Atlantic Ocean, 28 May 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-155, North east of Barbados
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


EVERTSZ, Donald Cornelio

Civilian
Curaçao, 31 March 1924
Baltic Sea, 3 May 1945
Died as Prisoner of war on German passenger ship Cap Arcona, Thielbek or Deutschland, when it was sunk by RAF air attack near Lübeck (Germany)
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


FORBES, Henry Johan Herman

Administrator
Curaçao, 24 September 1890
Tjimahi (Netherlands East Indies), 19 January 1945
Died in a Japanese Prisoner of war camp in Tjimahi
Buried Netherlands War Cemetery Leuwigajah, Tjimahi (Java, Indonesia).


FRIDAEL, Laurentius Hubertus

Steward/Gunner, tanker Rosalia, Curaçaosche Scheepvaart Maatschappij (CSM)
Maastricht (Netherlands), 21 January 1896
Caribbean Sea, 27 July 1943
Died when ship was torpedoed by German submarine U-615, South of Curaçao
Lost at sea, seamans grave
Note: Decorated with the Bronzen Kruis (Bronze Cross).


GOEDGEDRAG, Pedro Victor

Sailor, s.s. Coamo, Atlantic Gulf & West Indies Steamship Lines (USA)
Bonaire, 31 January 1900
Atlantic Ocean, 2 December 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-604
Lost at sea, seamans grave
Note: Decorated with the U.S. Mariner’s Medal.


GOELOE, Juan Domingo

Sailor, tanker Oranjestad, Lago Shipping Co. (UK)
Bonaire, 11 February 1888
Caribbean Sea, 16 February 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-156, at anchor near San Nicolas, Aruba
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


GORDON, Reginald

2nd Cook, s.s. La Carriere, Trinidad Leaseholds Ltd. (UK)
Saba, 28 November 1914
Caribbean Sea, 25 February 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-156, South west of Puerto Rico
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


GORSIRA-GORSIRA, Maria Catharina Brown

Female Passenger, passenger ship Simon Bolivar, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Curaçao, 16 September 1883
North Sea, 18 November 1939
Died when ship hit two German mines and sank, near Harwich (UK)
Lost at sea, seamans grave
Note: her sister M.C.B. de Haseth-Gorsira died as well.


GRANGER, Anthony Dudley

Apprentice Fireman, tanker Oranjestad, Lago Shipping Co. (UK)
Saba, 21 March 1905
Caribbean Sea, 16 February 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-156, at anchor near San Nicolas, Aruba
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


HAAYEN, Jan Frederik

LTZ2, submarine O-16, Koninklijke Marine
Curaçao, 3 April 1919
South China Sea, 15 December 1941
Died when submarine hit a Japanese mine and sank, East of Malaysia
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


HART, Juan Alejandro

Sailor, tanker Rosalia, Curaçaosche Scheepvaart Maatschappij (CSM)
Bonaire, 12 June 1923
Caribbean Sea, 27 July 1943
Died when ship was torpedoed by German submarine U-615, South of Curaçao
Buried Roman Catholic Cemetery Roodeweg, Willemstad (Curaçao).


HARTLIEF, Tedo

2nd Officer, Curaçaosche Scheepvaart Maatschappij (CSM), member of the Dutch resistance
Appingedam (Netherlands), 21 October 1910
Woeste Hoeve (Netherlands), 8 March 1945
Executed with 116 others by the Germans as retribution for the attack on SS-General Rauter
Buried Dutch Reformed Cemetery Hoorn, Terschelling (Netherlands)
Note: Decorated with the Bronzen Kruis (Bronze Cross) for his actions as a member of the Resistance.


HASETH-GORSIRA, Micheline Cornelia Brown de

Female Passenger, passenger ship Simon Bolivar, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Curaçao, 20 October 1892
North Sea, 18 November 1939
Died when ship hit two German mines and sank, near Harwich (UK)
Lost at sea, seamans grave
Note: her sister M.C.B. Gorsira-Gorsira died as well.


HAVE, Albert Gerhard ten

Passenger, passenger ship Simon Bolivar, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Den Helder (Netherlands), 12 May 1933
North Sea, 18 November 1939
Died when ship hit two German mines and sank, near Harwich (UK)
Lost at sea, seamans grave
Note: the family (father, mother, son and daughter) all died.


HAVE, Albert Gerrit ten

Passenger, passenger ship Simon Bolivar, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Amsterdam (Netherlands), 26 September 1903
North Sea, 18 November 1939
Died when ship hit two German mines and sank, near Harwich (UK)
Lost at sea, seamans grave
Note: the family (father, mother, son and daughter) all died.


HAVE-BONTES, Kaatje ten

Female Passenger, passenger ship Simon Bolivar, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Den Helder (Netherlands), 1 July 1909
North Sea, 18 November 1939
Died when ship hit two German mines and sank, near Harwich (UK)
Lost at sea, seamans grave
Note: the family (father, mother, son and daughter) all died.


HAVE, Nelly ten

Female Passenger, passenger ship Simon Bolivar, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Curaçao, 10 July 1937
North Sea, 18 November 1939
Died when ship hit two German mines and sank, near Harwich (UK)
Lost at sea, seamans grave
Note: the family (father, mother, son and daughter) all died.


HECKER, Gerardo

Cook, sailing vessel Sally (Honduras)
Curaçao, 20 October 1871
Caribbean Sea, 5 June 1942
Died when ship was shelled and sunk by German submarine U-159, South of the Dominican Republic
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


HERNANDEZ, Leon Papa

Sailor, s.s. Mariana, Atlantic Gulf & West Indies Steamship Lines (USA)
Curaçao, 28 July 1894
Atlantic Ocean, 5 March 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-126, North of the Turks and Caicos islands
Lost at sea, seamans grave
Note: Decorated with the U.S. Mariner’s Medal.


HOEVEN, Cornelis van der

Passenger, passenger ship Simon Bolivar, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Rotterdam (Netherlands), 13 April 1915
North Sea, 18 November 1939
Died when ship hit two German mines and sank, near Harwich (UK)
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


HOEVEN, Marius Adrianus van der

2nd Mate, tanker Rosalia, Curaçaosche Scheepvaart Maatschappij (CSM)
Den Haag (Netherlands), 11 June 1911
Caribbean Sea, 27 July 1943
Died when ship was torpedoed by German submarine U-615, South of Curaçao
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


HOLSTEIN, Cornelis Johannes

Soldier, 4-4-6 Regiment Infantry “Limburgse Jagers”, Koninklijke Landmacht
Curaçao, 11 June 1927
Banjoemas (Netherlands East Indies), 20 January 1949
Killed in action in a fight with Indonesian troops
Buried Netherlands War Cemetery Pandu, Bandung (Java, Indonesia).


HOMMERSON, Albertus Adrianus Gijsbertus

1st Mate, Curaçaosche Scheepvaart Maatschappij (CSM), member of the resistance
Culemborg (Netherlands), 10 November 1905
Overveen (Netherlands), 23 February 1944
Executed by the Germans as member of the resistance
Buried War Cemetery Bloemendaal, Overveen (Netherlands).


HOOKER, William Oraldo

Fireman, tanker Pedernales, Lago Shipping Co. (UK)
Sint Eustatius, 19 January 1911
Caribbean Sea, 16 February 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and damaged by German submarine U-156, at anchor near San Nicolas, Aruba
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


ISIJK, Martinus Bibiano

Boatswain, tanker Pedernales, Lago Shipping Co. (UK)
Curaçao, 2 December 1894
Caribbean Sea, 16 February 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and damaged by German submarine U-156, at anchor near San Nicolas, Aruba
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


JANGA, Delfincio Gregorio

Sailor, s.s. Poseidon, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Bonaire, 24 December 1898
Atlantic Ocean, 28 May 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-155, North east of Barbados
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


JANGA, Nicolaas Tholentino

Civilian, Passenger a/b sailing vessel Irene
Bonaire, 10 September 1896
Caribbean Sea, 25 February 1944
Drowned during a collision between s.v. Irene and tanker Rosaura (CSM), near Caracasbaai, Curaçao
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


JANSEN, Eleuterio Gabino

Soldier 1st Class Infantry, Koninklijk Nederlandsch Indisch Leger (KNIL)
Curaçao, 20 February 1900
Palembang (Netherlands East Indies), 31 March 1946
Died of maltreatment received in a Japanese Prisoner of war camp in Palembang
Buried Palembang (Sumatra, Indonesia), exact location unknown.


JANSEN, Enrique José

Cook, s.s. Poseidon, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Curaçao, 19 March 1906
Atlantic Ocean, 28 May 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-155, North east of Barbados
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


JANSEN, Hedda Getrud

Female Passenger, passenger ship Simon Bolivar, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Curaçao, 12 April 1934
North Sea, 18 November 1939
Died when ship hit two German mines and sank, near Harwich (UK)
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


JESURUN, Angelo

Steward, s.s. Coamo, Atlantic Gulf & West Indies Steamship Lines (USA)
Curaçao, 30 September 1887
Atlantic Ocean, 2 December 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-604
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


JONG, Klaas de

2nd Engineer, tanker Apollonia, Nederlandsch Indische Tankstoomboot Maatschappij (NITM)
Den Helder (Netherlands), 24 April 1902
North Sea, 25 November 1940
Died when ship was attacked and sunk by three German destroyers, near Dover (UK)
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


JOOSSE, PieterJoosse

Lieutenant (LTZ2), Koninklijke Marine
Arnhem (Netherlands), 31 December 1912
Aruba, 17 February 1942
Died when beached torpedo of German submarine U-156 exploded during recovery operation, at Eagle Beach (Aruba)
Buried Oranjestad, Aruba. In 1999 transferred to Netherlands War Cemetery Loenen, Apeldoorn (Netherlands)
Note. Decorated with the Bronzen Kruis (Bronze Cross) and Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) for earlier actions.


JOSEFA, Johan Marco

Steward, s.s. Poseidon, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Bonaire, 7 October 1896
Atlantic Ocean, 28 May 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-155, North east of Barbados
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


KNEVEL, Anna Maria Walter

Female Passenger, passenger ship Simon Bolivar, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Curaçao, 12 June 1931
North Sea, 18 November 1939
Died when ship hit two German mines and sank, near Harwich (UK)
Buried Old Cemetery, Ipswich (UK).


KOENEN, Petrus Rijgardus Fransiscus

Sergeant major, Infantry, Koninklijk Nederlandsch Indisch Leger (KNIL)
Curaçao, 8 May 1909
Rangoon (Birma), 26 November 1942
Died in a Japanese Prisoner of war camp in Rangoon
Buried Netherlands War Cemetery Menteng Pulo, Jakarta (Java, Indonesia).


KOLFF, Herman

Lieutenant Commander (LTZ1), Koninklijke Marine
Brummen (Netherlands), 12 November 1907
Caribbean Sea, 13 May 1942
Died as passenger of m.s. Brabant (Belgium) when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-155
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


KOOIJMAN, Leonardus

Marine 1st Class, Koninklijke Marine
Den Haag (Netherlands), 3 March 1916
Aruba, 17 February 1942
Died when beached torpedo of German submarine U-156 exploded during recovery operation, at Eagle Beach (Aruba)
Buried Oranjestad, Aruba. In 1999 transferred to Netherlands War Cemetery Loenen, Apeldoorn (Netherlands).


KRAAL, Benjamin Carlos

Oiler, s.s. Medea, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Curaçao, 14 July 1895
Guantanamo Bay (Cuba), 14 August 1942
Died of his wounds after arrival on the U.S. base Guantanamo, after getting severely wounded when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-658 on 12 August, between Cuba and Haiti
Buried U.S. Naval Cemetery Guantanamo Bay (Cuba).


LACLÉ, Elias

Soldier Schutter, Vrijwilligerskorps Aruba
Aruba, 30 August 1919
Aruba, 28 August 1944
Died of accidental shooting
Buried Roman Catholic Cemetery Noord, Aruba.


LANDENGA-KRUL, Johanna

Female Passenger, passenger ship Simon Bolivar, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Gendringen (Netherlands), 22 July 1897
North Sea, 18 November 1939
Died when ship hit two German mines and sank, near Harwich (UK)
Lost at sea, seamans grave
Note. both mother and son died.


LANDENGA, Ulbo

Passenger, passenger ship Simon Bolivar, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Groningen (Netherlands), 30 January 1923
North Sea, 18 November 1939
Died when ship hit two German mines and sank, near Harwich (UK)
Lost at sea, seamans grave
Note. both mother and son died.


LAVEIST, Esau Emmanuel

Sailor, s.s. La Carriere, Trinidad Leaseholds Ltd. (UK)
St. Martin, 5 June 1919
Caribbean Sea, 25 February 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-156, South west of Puerto Rico
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


LAYTO, Jorge Martin

Soldier 1st Class, Infantry, Koninklijk Nederlandsch Indisch Leger (KNIL)
Curaçao, 22 April 1896
Bandoeng (Netherlands East Indies), 18 November 1943
Died in a Japanese Prisoner of war camp in Bandoeng
Buried Netherlands War Cemetery Leuwigajah, Tjimahi (Java, Indonesia).


LEITO, Benito Filemon

Sailor, s.s. Medea, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Curaçao, 21 March 1914
Caribbean Sea, 12 August 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-658, between Cuba and Haiti
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


LEPELAARS, Inga

Female Passenger, passenger ship Simon Bolivar, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Curaçao, 1 February 1932
North Sea, 18 November 1939
Died when ship hit two German mines and sank, near Harwich (UK)
Lost at sea, seamans grave
Note. Her brother Leo Wilhelm died also.


LEPELAARS, Leo Wilhelm

Passenger, passenger ship Simon Bolivar, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Curaçao, 13 September 1936
North Sea, 18 November 1939
Died when ship hit two German mines and sank, near Harwich (UK)
Lost at sea, seamans grave
Note. His sister Inga died also.


LINDE, Jasper van der

Captain, tanker Rosalia, Curaçaosche Scheepvaart Maatschappij (CSM)
Amsterdam (Netherlands), 29 June 1905
Caribbean Sea, 27 July 1943
Died when ship was torpedoed by German submarine U-615, South of Curaçao
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


LINZEY, Eric Norbert

Steward, tanker Oranjestad, Lago Shipping Co. (UK)
Saba, 7 April 1923
Caribbean Sea, 16 February 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-156, at anchor near San Nicolas, Aruba
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


LISSA-VAN LISSA, Carolina van

Female Civilian
Curaçao, 13 February 1864
Auschwitz (Poland), 15 December 1942
Died in concentration camp Auschwitz
Place of burial unknown.


LODRIGO, Hipólito Leonardo

Soldier 1st Class Infantry, Koninklijk Nederlandsch Indisch Leger (KNIL)
Curaçao, 2 February 1899
Maoemere, Flores (Netherlands East Indies), 14 August 1943
Died in a Japanese Prisoner of war camp in Maoemere
Buried Netherlands War Cemetery Kembang Kuning, Surabaya (Java, Indonesia).


LOURENS, Marco Martinus

Oiler, s.s. Amazone, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Curaçao, 25 April 1905
Atlantic Ocean, 6 May 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-333, near Miami (USA)
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


LYNCH, Darcey Kenneth

Sailor, tanker Oranjestad, Lago Shipping Co. (UK)
Saba, 25 December 1909
Caribbean Sea, 16 February 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-156, at anchor near San Nicolas, Aruba
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


MAAGD, Dirk Adriaan Cornelis de

Sergeant major, torpedo specialist, Koninklijke Marine
Tholen (Netherlands), 5 September 1894
Aruba, 17 February 1942
Died when beached torpedo of German submarine U-156 exploded during recovery operation, at Eagle Beach (Aruba)
Buried Oranjestad, Aruba. In 1999 transferred to Netherlands War Cemetery Loenen, Apeldoorn (Netherlands).


MAAS, Francies Arnoldus

1st Mate, tanker Rosalia, Curaçaosche Scheepvaart Maatschappij (CSM)
Den Helder (Netherlands), 26 April 1907
Caribbean Sea, 27 July 1943
Died when ship was torpedoed by German submarine U-615, South of Curaçao
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


MAASDAMME, Johannes Eduard Marius

Fireman, tanker Tia Juana, Lago Shipping Co. (UK)
Paramaribo (Suriname), 27 April 1906
Caribbean Sea, 16 February 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-502, in the Gulf of Venezuela
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


MADURO, Eduardo Ignacio

Fireman, s.s. Beursplein, Scheepvaart Maatschappij Millingen
Curaçao, 1 February 1898
Irish Sea, 26 February 1941
Died when ship was attacked and sunk by German aircraft, in convoy enroute to the Atlantic Ocean
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


MADURO, George John Lionel

Student, reserve 2nd Lieutenant Cavalry, member of the resistance
Curaçao, 15 July 1916
Dachau (Germany), 9 February 1945
Arrested as member of the resistance, died in concentration camp Dachau
Place of burial unknown
Note. Received the Militaire Willemsorde 4e klasse for his actions against the German invasion in May 1940.


MAKAAI, Abelario CornelioMakaai

Soldier Schutter, Schutterij
Bonaire, 31 March 1921
Aruba, 4 January 1942
Died of accidental shooting
Buried Roman Catholic Cemetery Oranjestad, Aruba. In 2008 transferred to Military Cemetery Roodeweg, Willemstad, Curaçao.


MANUELA, Gabriel Alfredo

Steward, s.s. Amazone, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Curaçao, 19 February 1902
Atlantic Ocean, 6 May 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-333, near Miami (USA)
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


MARCHENA, Rafael Crispiniano

Boatswain, tanker Oranjestad, Lago Shipping Co. (UK)
Bonaire, 25 October 1897
Caribbean Sea, 16 February 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-156, at anchor near San Nicolas, Aruba
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


MARTES, Carlos Rey

Fusilier 2nd Class, Koninklijk Nederlandsch Indisch Leger (KNIL)
Curaçao, 4 March 1896
Rangoon (Birma), 19 April 1943
Died in a Japanese Prisoner of war camp in Rangoon
Place of burial unknown.


MARTIJN, Dominico

Quartermaster, tanker Punta Gorda, Lago Shipping Co. (UK)
Bonaire, 19 October 1917
Caribbean Sea, 18 September 1944
Died when ship collided with Belgian tanker Ampetco II, near Cabo San Roman (Venezuela)
Lost at sea, seamans grave
Note. Three brothers from one family died during the war, Hosé Bernardo, Olivero Dominico and Dominico.


MARTIJN, Hosé Bernardo

Quartermaster, tanker Oranjestad, Lago Shipping Co. (UK)
Bonaire, 2 July 1908
Caribbean Sea, 16 February 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-156, at anchor near San Nicolas, Aruba
Lost at sea, seamans grave
Note. Three brothers from one family died during the war, Hosé Bernardo, Olivero Dominico and Dominico.


MARTIJN, Olivero Dominico

Quartermaster, tanker Tia Juana, Lago Shipping Co. (UK)
Bonaire, 4 August 1910
Caribbean Sea, 16 February 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-502, in the Gulf of Venezuela
Lost at sea, seamans grave
Note. Three brothers from one family died during the war, Hosé Bernardo, Olivero Dominico and Dominico.


MARTIJN, Thomas Flavianus

Sailor, tanker Tia Juana, Lago Shipping Co. (UK)
Bonaire, 21 December 1902
Caribbean Sea, 16 February 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-502, in the Gulf of Venezuela
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


MARTINA, A.B.

Probably fisherman
Unknown
Caribbean Sea, at unknown date
Fishing boat did not return,
Unknown, probably lost at sea.


MARTINA, P.A.

Probably fisherman
Unknown
Caribbean Sea, at unknown date
Fishing boat did not return
Unknown, probably lost at sea.


MARTIS, Hendrik Natividad

Quartermaster, tanker Tia Juana, Lago Shipping Co. (UK)
Bonaire, 8 September 1911
Caribbean Sea, 16 February 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-502, in the Gulf of Venezuela
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


MATRONA, Edith Annette

Female Passenger, passenger ship Simon Bolivar, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Curaçao, 1 March 1936
North Sea, 18 November 1939
Died when ship hit two German mines and sank, near Harwich (UK)
Lost at sea, seamans grave
Note. both mother and daughter died.


MATRONA, Maria Rosa

Female Passenger, passenger ship Simon Bolivar, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Curaçao, 25 May 1919
North Sea, 18 November 1939
Died when ship hit two German mines and sank, near Harwich (UK)
Lost at sea, seamans grave
Note. both mother and daughter died.


MAXWELL, James Andrew

Sailor, tanker Punta Gorda, Lago Shipping Co. (UK)
Saba, 6 January 1913
Caribbean Sea, 18 September 1944
Died when ship collided with Belgian tanker Ampetco II, near Cabo San Roman (Venezuela)
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


MECHELEN, Cornelis Albertus van

2nd Engineer, tanker Rosalia, Curaçaosche Scheepvaart Maatschappij (CSM)
Utrecht (Netherlands), 24 December 1911
Caribbean Sea, 27 July 1943
Died when ship was torpedoed by German submarine U-615, South of Curaçao
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


MOL, Jacob Jan

2nd Engineer, tanker Leticia, SHELL Tankers
‘s Gravendeel (Netherlands), 31 July 1911
Atlantic Ocean, 27 June 1940
Died when ship was torpedoed by German submarine U-47, South west of Ireland
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


MULLER, Julius AugustJulius August Muller

Captain, sailing vessel Sally (Honduras)
Curaçao, 16 February 1875
Caribbean Sea, 5 June 1942
Died when ship was shelled and sunk by German submarine U-159, South of the Dominican Republic
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


NEELEMAN, Willem

Passenger, passenger ship Simon Bolivar, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Rotterdam (Netherlands), 16 February 1904
North Sea, 18 November 1939
Died when ship hit two German mines and sank, near Harwich (UK)
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


NIJDAM, Albert

5th Engineer, tanker Ocana, Petroleum Maatschappij La Corona
Sneek (Netherlands), 25 December 1915
Atlantic Ocean, 25 March 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-552, South of Nova Scotia (Canada)
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


NOTTEN, George Edward William van

Lieutenant Commander Reserve (LTZ1 KMR SD), Koninklijke Marine, passenger on the aircraft
Hilversum (Netherlands), 8 February 1906
Arouca (Trinidad), 22 August 1942
Died in the crash of the KLM Lockheed Super Electra PJ-AIP “Parkiet” shortly after take off from Piarco airfield, enroute to Willemstad (Curaçao)
Buried Roman Catholic Cemetery, Arouca (Trinidad). Later transferred to Netherlands War Cemetery Loenen, Apeldoorn (Netherlands).


OYEN, Cornelis van

Radio Operator, Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij (KLM)
Berlin (Germany), 3 November 1912
Arouca (Trinidad), 22 August 1942
Died in the crash of the KLM Lockheed Super Electra PJ-AIP “Parkiet” shortly after take off from Piarco airfield, enroute to Willemstad (Curaçao)
Buried Roman Catholic Cemetery, Arouca (Trinidad).


PALM, Andres José de

Quartermaster, tanker Oranjestad, Lago Shipping Co. (UK)
Bonaire, 22 March 1899
Caribbean Sea, 16 February 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-156, at anchor near San Nicolas, Aruba
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


PALM, Hubert de

Fireman, tanker Punta Gorda, Lago Shipping Co. (UK)
Bonaire, 2 November 1919
Caribbean Sea, 18 September 1944
Died when ship collided with Belgian tanker Ampetco II, near Cabo San Roman (Venezuela)
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


PANNELEK, Federico

Fireman, tanker Oranjestad, Lago Shipping Co. (UK)
Curaçao, 21 August 1901
Caribbean Sea, 16 February 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-156, at anchor near San Nicolas, Aruba
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


PETRONIA, Johannes Teburcio

Craftsman
Curaçao, 11 August 1898
Buchenwald (Germany), 16 January 1943
Died in concentration camp Buchenwald
Place of burial unknown.


PFEIFFER-JONCKHEER, Elvira Isabella

Female civilian
St. Eustatius, 27 December 1879
Meester Cornelis (Netherlands East Indies), 1 August 1945
Died in a Japanese Prisoner of war camp in Meester Cornelis
Buried Netherlands War Cemetery Menteng Pulo, Jakarta (Java, Indonesia).


PIETER, Alberto Gregorio

Fireman, tanker Oranjestad, Lago Shipping Co. (UK)
Bonaire, 9 May 1912
Caribbean Sea, 16 February 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-156, at anchor near San Nicolas, Aruba
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


PIETERSZ, Julio Serapio Remigio

Cook, s.s. Medea, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Curaçao, 14 November 1902
Caribbean Sea, 12 August 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-658, between Cuba and Haiti
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


POLAK,Thelma Esther

Female Apprentice Nurse
Saba, 19 December 1920
Sobibor (Poland), 5 March 1943
Died in concentration camp Sobibor
Place of burial unknown.


POURIER, David Hilario

Boatswain, s.s. Amazone, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Curaçao, 14 January 1891
Atlantic Ocean, 6 May 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-333, near Miami (USA)
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


PUTTEN, James Clarence van

Fireman, tanker San Nicolas, Lago Shipping Co. (UK)
St. Eustatius, 29 December 1913
Caribbean Sea, 16 February 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-502, in the Gulf of Venezuela
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


RAFAEL, Charles Benigno

Assistant Cook, s.s. Poseidon, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Curaçao, 13 February 1906
Atlantic Ocean, 28 May 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-155, North east of Barbados
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


RICHARDSON, George Reuben

Fireman, tanker Punta Gorda, Lago Shipping Co. (UK)
St. Martin, 16 March 1910
Caribbean Sea, 18 September 1944
Died when ship collided with Belgian tanker Ampetco II, near Cabo San Roman (Venezuela)
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


ROSALINA, Bienvenido JoséBJ Rosalina

Steward, s.s. Poseidon, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Curaçao, 22 March 1916
Atlantic Ocean, 28 May 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-155, North east of Barbados
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


ROSARIA, William Fransisco

Sailor, tanker Pedernales, Lago Shipping Co. (UK)
Bonaire, 10 March 1895
Caribbean Sea, 16 February 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and damaged by German submarine U-156, at anchor near San Nicolas, Aruba
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


ROZEBOOM, Sikke

5th Engineer, tanker Mamura, Petroleum Maatschappij La Corona
Bedum (Netherlands), 3 May 1920
Atlantic Ocean, 26 February 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-504, off the East coast of the USA
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


SANTCROOS, Abigaël

Female Civilian
Curaçao, 29 December 1863
Auschwitz (Poland), 25 January 1943
Died in concentration camp Auschwitz
Place of burial unknown.


SCHEELBEEK, Adriaan Hendriks

1st Mate, tanker Ocana, Petroleum Maatschappij La Corona
Amsterdam (Netherlands), 16 April 1903
Atlantic Ocean, 25 March 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-552, South of Nova Scotia (Canada)
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


SCHERPTONG, Luis Bertrando

Fireman, tanker San Nicolas, Lago Shipping Co. (UK)
Bonaire, 6 September 1919
Caribbean Sea, 16 February 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-502, in the Gulf of Venezuela
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


SERBERIE, Marco

Sailor, tanker Tia Juana, Lago Shipping Co. (UK)
Bonaire, 25 April 1905
Caribbean Sea, 16 February 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-502, in the Gulf of Venezuela
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


SIMMONS, Carl Aloysius

Steward, tanker Ferncastle, A/S Glitre, Oslo (Norway)
Saba, 1 February 1910
Indian Ocean, 12 July 1943
Died in a lifeboat, after surviving the sinking of his ship by the German raider Michel
Buried at sea, seamans grave.


SMIET, Leonard Eduard

Steward, s.s. Poseidon, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Paramaribo (Suriname), 3 August 1918
Atlantic Ocean, 28 May 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-155, North east of Barbados
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


SMIT, Cornelis

Captain, tanker Lucrecia, Petroleum Maatschappij La Corona
Terschelling (Netherlands), 6 December 1887
Atlantic Ocean, 7 July 1940
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-34, West of Lands End (UK)
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


STATIUS MULLER, George August Laan

Chief civil engineer in Deli province, Sumatra (Netherlands East Indies)
Curaçao, 12 February 1891
Tjimahi (Netherlands East Indies), 26 April 1945
Died in a Japanese Prisoner of war camp in Tjimahi
Buried Netherlands War Cemetery Leuwigajah, Tjimahi (Java, Indonesia).


STELK, Edwin Arthur James

Fireman, s.s. Amazone, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Paramaribo (Suriname), 24 November 1912
Atlantic Ocean, 6 May 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-333, near Miami (USA)
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


STER, Guillermito AnicetoSter

Civilian
Curaçao, 17 April 1888
Sachsenhausen (Germany), 13 January 1943
Died in concentration camp Sachsenhausen
Place of burial unknown.


STOEL, Adriaan Theodorus

5th Engineer, tanker Liseta, Curaçaosche Scheepvaart Maatschappij (CSM)
Rotterdam (Netherlands), 30 September 1913
English Channel, 15 February 1945
Died when ship was torpedoed and damaged by German midget submarine U-5332, near Margate (UK)
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


STOMPS, Theodoor Jan

Sergeant, Koninklijk Nederlandsch Indisch Leger (KNIL)
Curaçao, 21 December 1922
Kuie (Thailand), 16 June 1943
Died in a Japanese Prisoner of war camp in Kuie
Buried CWGC War Cemetery Kanchanaburi (Thailand).


THIELMAN, Herman Geronimo

Fireman, tanker San Nicolas, Lago Shipping Co. (UK)
Bonaire, 12 April 1903
Caribbean Sea, 16 February 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-502, in the Gulf of Venezuela
Lost at sea, seamans grave
Note. Same person as BERNABELA, J.G., accidentally recorded twice on the monuments.


THODÉ, Antonio Francisco

Sailor, s.s. Poseidon, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Bonaire, 13 June 1909
Atlantic Ocean, 28 May 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-155, North east of Barbados
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


THODÉ, Stefanus

Sailor, s.s. Clio, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Bonaire, 2 September 1889
Colon (Panama), 13 July 1944
Died after getting injured on board
Buried Colon. Later transferred to Netherlands War Cemetery Loenen, Apeldoorn (Netherlands).


TJIETJIE, Pieter Baldemar

Fireman, tanker Rosalia, Curaçaosche Scheepvaart Maatschappij (CSM)
Bonaire, 18 August 1917
Caribbean Sea, 27 July 1943
Died when ship was torpedoed by German submarine U-615, South of Curaçao
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


TRAMM, Pieter Karel Jaciento

Civilian
Curaçao, 16 August 1891
Ambarawa (Netherlands East Indies), 15 February 1945
Died in the Japanese Prisoner of war camp Ambarawa 7
Buried Netherlands War Cemetery Kalibanteng, Semarang (Java, Indonesia).


TROMP, Bartolo

Cook, sailing vessel Gaviota (Nicaragua)
Aruba, 4 December 1898
Caribbean Sea, appr. 2 June 1942
Ship went missing after departure from Aruba, enroute Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic). Most probable cause is sinking by German submarine U-158 or U-502
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


VERHEIJ, Jan

5th Engineer, tanker Ocana, Petroleum Maatschappij La Corona
Den Haag (Netherlands), 24 March 1916
Atlantic Ocean, 25 March 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-552, South of Nova Scotia (Canada)
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


VERHOEKS, Arturo FernandoVerhoeks1

Captain, sailing vessel Gaviota (Nicaragua)
Aruba, 27 March 1900
Caribbean Sea, appr. 2 June 1942
Ship went missing after departure from Aruba, enroute Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic). Most probable cause is sinking by German submarine U-158 or U-502
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


VIJZELMAN, Louis Anton

Businessman. Passenger on the aircraft
Paramaribo (Suriname), 18 December 1905
Arouca (Trinidad), 22 August 1942
Died in the crash of the KLM Lockheed Super Electra PJ-AIP “Parkiet” shortly after take off from Piarco airfield, enroute to Willemstad (Curaçao)
Buried Roman Catholic Cemetery, Arouca (Trinidad).


VISSCHER-WILLEMS, Johanna Frederika

Female civilian
Curaçao, 19 July 1861
Batavia (Netherlands East Indies), 4 February 1945
Died in a Japanese Prisoner of war camp in Batavia
Buried Netherlands War Cemetery Kalibanteng, Semarang (Java, Indonesia).


VOGELEZANG, Johannes

Marine 3rd Class, Koninklijke Marine
Dordrecht (Netherlands), 18 November 1916
Aruba, 17 February 1942
Died when beached torpedo of German submarine U-156 exploded during recovery operation, at Eagle Beach (Aruba)
Buried Oranjestad, Aruba. In 1999 transferred to Netherlands War Cemetery Loenen, Apeldoorn (Netherlands).


VRIES, Johannes de

1st Mate, tanker Lucrecia, Petroleum Maatschappij La Corona
Groningen (Netherlands), 9 April 1900
Atlantic Ocean, 8 July 1940
Injured when ship was torpedoed and sunk on 7 July by German submarine U-34, West of Lands End (UK). Died of his wounds one day later in the lifeboat.
Buried at sea, seamans grave.


WAALDIJK, Max

Civilian. Passenger on the aircraft
Paramaribo (Suriname), 12 April 1919
Arouca (Trinidad), 22 August 1942
Died in the crash of the KLM Lockheed Super Electra PJ-AIP “Parkiet” shortly after take off from Piarco airfield, enroute to Willemstad (Curaçao)
Buried Roman Catholic Cemetery, Arouca (Trinidad).


WENSING, Hendrikus

Passenger, passenger ship Simon Bolivar, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Aruba, 23 October 1936
North Sea, 18 November 1939
Died when ship hit two German mines and sank, near Harwich (UK)
Lost at sea, seamans grave
Note. Mother, son and infant daughter (five weeks old) died. Father and two other sons survived.


WENSING-HESSELINK, Maria Geertruida

Female Passenger, passenger ship Simon Bolivar, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Oldenzaal (Netherlands), 29 December 1904
North Sea, 18 November 1939
Died when ship hit two German mines and sank, near Harwich (UK)
Lost at sea, seamans grave
Note. Mother, son and infant daughter (five weeks old) died. Father and two other sons survived.


WENSING, Maria Theresia

Female Passenger, passenger ship Simon Bolivar, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Losser (Netherlands), 15 October 1939
North Sea, 18 November 1939
Died when ship hit two German mines and sank, near Harwich (UK)
Lost at sea, seamans grave
Note. Mother, son and infant daughter (five weeks old) died. Father and two other sons survived.


WESSELS, Jacoba Dorothea Cipriana

Female Passenger, passenger ship Simon Bolivar, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Curaçao, 10 March 1929
North Sea, 18 November 1939
Died when ship hit two German mines and sank, near Harwich (UK)
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


WIJNGANG, Maarten Dirk Jan

4th Engineer, tanker Magdala, SHELL Tankers
Rotterdam (Netherlands), 24 October 1915
Atlantic Ocean, 15 January 1945
Fate unknown. Ship went missing South of Iceland in a storm
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


WILLEMS, Crismo

Soldier Schutter, Vrijwilligerskorps Aruba
Aruba, 25 October 1919
Aruba, 23 February 1944
Died of accidental shooting
Buried Roman Catholic Cemetery Santa Cruz, Aruba.


WILSON, Clifford Achilles

Fireman, tanker Oranjestad, Lago Shipping Co. (UK)
Saba, 5 August 1910
Caribbean Sea, 16 February 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-156, at anchor near San Nicolas, Aruba
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


WILSON, John

Fireman, tanker Tia Juana, Lago Shipping Co. (UK)
Saba, 24 July 1913
Caribbean Sea, 16 February 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-502, in the Gulf of Venezuela
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


WINFIELD, Walter Allen

Fireman, tanker Tia Juana, Lago Shipping Co. (UK)
Saba, 10 August 1912
Caribbean Sea, 16 February 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-502, in the Gulf of Venezuela
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


WINKLAAR, A.C.

Probably fisherman
Unknown
Caribbean Sea, at unknown date
Fishing boat did not return
Unknown, probably lost at sea.


WINKLAAR, Antonio Ignacio

Sailor, s.s. Amazone, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Bonaire, 1 February 1915
Atlantic Ocean, 6 May 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-333, near Miami (USA)
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


WINKLAAR, Elias ObispoEO Winklaar

Cook, s.s. Hector, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM)
Curaçao, 15 January 1912
Caribbean Sea, 24 May 1942
Died when ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-103, North west of Grand Cayman
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


WOODS, Antonio Duran

Quartermaster, tanker Punta Gorda, Lago Shipping Co. (UK)
Saba, 13 December 1916
Caribbean Sea, 18 September 1944
Died when ship collided with Belgian tanker Ampetco II, near Cabo San Roman (Venezuela)
Lost at sea, seamans grave.


WOODS, Henry Swinton

Quartermaster, tanker Punta Gorda, Lago Shipping Co. (UK)
Saba, 17 January 1912
Caribbean Sea, 18 September 1944
Died when ship collided with Belgian tanker Ampetco II, near Cabo San Roman (Venezuela)
Lost at sea, seamans grave
Note. This victim was a survivor of the attack on – and sinking of – tanker San Nicolas on 16 February 1942.