De Bemanning

Hier staan twee bemanningslijsten. Een helemaal complete van 4 maart 1942 in Fremantle, uit het Australisch Nationaal Archief. De andere is samengesteld uit diverse bronnen waaronder de overlevende lijst van de Dutch Movement Card, Nederlands Instituut voor Militaire Historie, het Nederlands Nationaal Archief in Den Haag en familie van opvarenden. Op die lijst missen nog 9 van de 10 passagiers – vermoedelijk militairen – die meevoeren op Abbekerk.

Helemaal onderaan ben ik begonnen met het verzamelen van namen van mensen die vanaf Java (Tjilatjap) zijn geevacueerd door Abbekerk. Die lijst zal nooit compleet worden omdat er in die chaotische dagen vrijwel niet is vastgelegd over de meer dan 1700 mensen aan boord.

Nat Name Age Rank 03/42 08/42  
NL Bal, Philippus, Merchant Navy 31 Able Seaman x x  
NL Balk, Piet, Merchant Navy 20 Cooks Mate   x Killed 24/08/42
BR Bell, I.H., Merchant Navy   Steward   x  
NL Berg, Gerrit, Merchant Navy 23 Able Seaman x x  
NL Blom, Job van der, Merchant Navy 48 Gunner   x  
NL Boelen, Lambertus, Merchant Navy 34 Boatswain (Bosun) x x  
SA Bond, Desmond, Merchant Navy   Wiper   x  
BR Boneham, George,   DEMS gunner x x  
NL Boon, Cornelis van der, Merchant Navy 23 Gunner x x  
NL Brasser, Jan, Merchant Navy 37 Steward   x  
BR Brittain, Leslie Francis, Merchant Navy 39 Wiper   x  
NL Corbesir, Carolus Antonius Agnes Anna, Merchant Navy 33 Third Engineer Officer x x  
BR Delaney, Robert,   DEMS gunner x x  
NL Dijk-Blok, Barend van, Merchant Navy 40 Steward   x  
NL Duynstee, Peter, Merchant Navy 28 Electrician x x  
BR Farrel, Harry, Merchant Navy   Steward   x  
BR Finn, Bernard, Merchant Navy   Steward   x  
NL Goedknegt, Arie, Merchant Navy 41 Able Seaman x x  
BR Harris, Frank, Merchant Navy 28 Able Seaman x x  
BR Hicks, Arthur, Merchant Navy 19 Able Seaman x x  
NL Kaars, Cornelis, Merchant Navy 31 Able Seaman x x  
NL Kerklaan, Petrus Johannes, Merchant Navy 37 Second Engineer Officer x x  
NL Kerkman, Evert, Merchant Navy 27 Carpenter x x  
NL Keulen, Johannes Kornelis van, Merchant Navy 45 Chief Engineer Officer x x  
NL Kik, Adriaan Willem, Merchant Navy 22 Fifth Engineer Officer x x  
NL Kikkert, Klaas, Merchant Navy 21 Fourth Officer x x  
NL Kramer, Minnekus, Merchant Navy 31 Able Seaman x x  
NL Laan, Geert Frederik van der, Merchant Navy 49 Chief Officer x x Killed 24/08/42
NL Liefveld, Barend Frederik, Merchant Navy 40 Greaser x x  
NL Maissan, Albertus Theodorus Gerardus, Merchant Navy 24 Second Cook   x  
NL Male, Dieles van der, Merchant Navy 25 Gunner x x  
BR McConville, Sidney, Merchant Navy 18 Boy   x  
BR McNab, Walter,   DEMS gunner x x  
NL Mutsert, Benjamin Reinier de, Merchant Navy 33 Chief Steward x x  
BR Parkinson, B.,   DEMS gunner x x  
NL Pielage, Jozeph Gerard, Merchant Navy 55 Cook x x  
NL Plumber, S., Merchant Navy   Assistant Engineer x x  
BR Rutherford, John, Merchant Navy 17 Boy x x  
NL Slegt, Cornelis Willem, Merchant Navy 35 Foreman x x  
NL Slingerland, Gijsbertus, Merchant Navy 29 Chief Radio Operator x x  
BR Soales, W.A., Merchant Navy   Able Seaman   x  
NL Soeren, Casper Adam van, Merchant Navy 24 Fifth Engineer Officer   x  
NL Tettero, Jacobus, Merchant Navy 53 Greaser ? x  
BR Thomas, H.K., Merchant Navy   Steward   x  
NL Vaart, Johannes van der, Merchant Navy 24 Greaser x x  
NL Versteeg, Johannes, Merchant Navy 23 Fourth Engineer Officer   x  
NL Visser, Adriaan Antonie de, Merchant Navy 21 Able Seaman x x  
NL Visser, Jacob, Merchant Navy 28 Third Officer x x  
NL Wessels, Pleun, Merchant Navy 26 Third Engineer Officer x x  
NL Wiarda, Jacob Klaas, Merchant Navy 34 Second Officer x x  
NL Wiedeman, Pieter Fransiscus, Merchant Navy 41 Greaser x x  
NL Wijker, Cornelis Johannes Hendrik, Merchant Navy 48 Master x x  
NL Willis, John, Merchant Navy   Wiper   x  
NL Zaal, Jacob, Merchant Navy 25 Radio Operator   x  
Br Wilson, Charles Burton   RAF Laeding Aircrafts Man   x Passenger, transfered HMS Watchman
  A.H.P.M Jacker 25 3th mate (junior) x   Bunbury (Hospital)
  A. Postema   Chief Wireless operator x    
  M.C. Aernoutse   3rd engineer x   Bunbury (Hospital)
  P. Wessels   4th engineer x    
  E.B. Pronk   A.B. x    
  R. Terwijn   A.B.      
  J. Tetters   Greaser x   =Tettero?
  C. Nijs   Greaser x   Bunbury (Hospital)
  A.W. Kazen   Wiper x   Bunbury (Hospital)
  J. Willis   Wiper x    
  A.C. Vrijenhoek   Wiper x    
  D. van der Male   Gunner x    
  J.G. Pielage   Chief Cook x    
  H.W. Hes   Servant x   Bunbury (prison)
  W.F. Pedersen   2nd cook x    
  D. Bend   Servant x    
  • Herbertus Boender was slachtoffer van een verkeersongeluk in London op 10 maart, 1941

35th LAA

  • Geoff North**, Lt,35th LAA was aboard Abbekerk as commanding
    officer of the extra Bofors guns crew from Liverpool to Singapore. Left
    ship in Oosthaven.
  • 15 men

Tjilatjap evacuation to Fremantle (over 1700 men):

This list is far from complete and always under construction. All additions are welcome!

(I’m not very familiar with how military units were organized, so forgive (or correct) me if I use the wrong names of units or put men in the wrong place.)

FEAF Headquaters

  1. Willard (Bill) Heath*
  2. Major James E. Crane, M.D., Commanding Officer of the 801st. Med. Evac., 13th Air Force**
  3.  

USS Marblehead (wounded):

  1. Oscar Rudie*
  2. Harold Hunter
  3. ??

320 Batallion AIF

  1. Maxwell George Holloway
  2. Alexander Henry Seymour
  3. Allan Sydney Venn

AIF

17th Persuit Squadron

  • 47 crew + 4 wounded pilots (

19th Bomb Group (source: A.B. “Buddy” Clark, and Mark D. Clark)

  • 30 officers
  • 106 men

7th Bomb Group

  • ?

Dutch Air Cadets (40-90?men)

  • 1st Luitenant vlieger-waarnemer H.A.J. Oostindiën
  • O.G. Ward
  • Johannes (Joop) Adriaan Deknatel

Civilians

  • 15 US nationals (Australian national archive list)
  • 1 Dutch national (Australian national archive list)

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  • Mrs Wilma Young (Australian national archive website)
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