FAUSETT, HORACE E. - Grant County, Arkansas | HORACE E. FAUSETT - Arkansas Gravestone Photos


Bethel North (aka Cane Creek) Cemetery
Grant County,

Birth: Apr. 25, 1914
Death: Jan. 19, 1942

VAN IMHOFF (January 19, 1942)

Dutch merchant ship of 2,980 tons. Immediately after the German invasion of Holland, the Dutch East-Indies government arrested all Germans on their territory and imprisoned them in camps on Sumatra. With the threat of the Japanese invading Indonesia it was decided to move the prisoners to Ceylon. Accommodated on the ship Van Imhoff, the vessel set sail with the prisoners. Only one day out from Sumatra the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft. The damage done by the bombing was enough to sink the ship. The Dutch crew took to the lifeboats leaving the rafts for the internees but the ships captain (Capt. M.J. Hoeksema) was afraid to let the prisoners free without orders. The result being that many of the prisoners went down with the ship. Of the 477 German civilian prisoners and crew on board, 98 persons lost their lives.

Inscription: LOST AT SEA

Contributed on 10/17/08 by fergie71742
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Submitted: 10/17/08 • Approved: 10/22/09 • Last Updated: 8/15/12 • R80246-G0-S3

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