Zoekplaatje ZP214 - WIE WAAR
Hello, I have been researching my Grandfathers old records and have come
across information regarding his war records.
My Grandfather was severely injured in Nijmegen in 1945 and was not
expected to survive. He was taken in by a local family who nursed him
before he was repatriated back to Great Britain, and to a hospital in
I was very young when my grandfather died in 1992, and he was
paralyzed on his left side for the rest of his life due to his war
injuries. Because of this, I was never able to speak with him about his
service but I know that he appreciated the family that cared for him,
and would have loved to have returned one day.
In that spirit, I would
love to find out more about his experience, and the experience of the
In the above mentioned records, I found the following address.
Mr and Mrs Schndern? (handwriting very hard to read)
Within the records is a picture of the house and of a little
girl who was the daughter of the family.
The two ladies may also have been civilians he met during his time in Iceland (we are unsure) but the young girl, we believe is from Nijmegen and lived in the farmhouse were he was cared for.
My grandfather served as:
Private John (Jack) Forster
Army Number 7362467
The Royal Army Medical Corp
Apologies but I do not speak Dutch.
Any help or any advice you have to further my research would be most
appreciated and thank you very much in advance.
Inzender: Mark Peggs, geplaatst 01-09-2021