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LTC Jan Theodor Gerard van Boldrik

  • Birth 20 Oct 1900 Indonesia
  • Death 28 Aug 1958 Netherlands
  • Burial Vlissingen, Vlissingen Municipality, Zeeland, Netherlands
  • Memorial ID 18084487

Born in Batavia, Indonesia, he married Magdalena Maria Gezina Hoogerland on May 2, 1922 in Holland. He was an officer in the Royal Dutch Army and was posted back to Indonesia where their three children were born:

Jan Coenraad Nicolaas van Boldrik 1923-1972
Hendrik Maarten van Boldrik 1925-1997
Magdalena Marie van Boldrik 1927-2009
m Hans de Koening

During the Japanese invasion of the Dutch Colonies, he and his family were captured and imprisoned in the concentration camps. Aristocratic families were treated more harshly with scant, spoiled food, minimal clothing and hard labor. Jan was very skilled in wood working and made household furniture in peace time. While he was in prison, he carved wooden spoons for the other prisoners. He had also designed a cannon used in the war with Japan.

Jan and his family returned to Holland after the war. He died of Hodgkin's Disease in Vlissingen, Zeeland, Holland.


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  • Created by: Rosetta
  • Added: 26 Feb 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18084487
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LTC Jan Theodor Gerard van Boldrik (20 Oct 1900–28 Aug 1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18084487, citing Vlissingen Noorderbegraafplaats, Vlissingen, Vlissingen Municipality, Zeeland, Netherlands ; Maintained by Rosetta (contributor 46558106) .