Henk Lemson (Hendrik Theodorus)
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Hendrik Theodorus Lemson is listed in the Resistance Memorial on the
left wall, row 32 #04

Limburg 1940-1945,
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Henk Lemson
(Hendrik Theodorus)


 15-04-1924 Maastricht      07-04-1945 Makkum (20)
- People in hiding - Initial resistance - Groep Dresen - Knokploegen (K.P.) - Maastricht -



Maastrichtse Gevelstenen

    Henk Lemson was a tax official (direct taxes, Maastricht). [1]
    He belonged to the so called Belastinggroep Maastricht (A resistance group of mainly tax officials who continued the work of Group Dresen after it had been busted). He had to go into hiding and did so in Makkum (Frisia), where he joined the combat unit KP-Sneek, group III. Arrested in a major raid as a result of betrayal by Dutch SiPo V-men Jan Harm Brouwer and Matthijs Adolf Ridderhof. He was executed behind the then police station of Makkum. His name is on the resistance memorial in Makkum along with those of five other executed resistance fighters. [2]
    Five people of the KnokPloeg, which by then had become part of the Binnenlandse Strijdkrachten (Domestic Forces): Bob Dijkstra (BS), Sjoerd Adema (BS), Koos Keller (BS), Henk Lemson (BS), Jan Emmens (BS), the hospitable cattle farmer Fetze Elgersma of the LO, as well as the hider Herman Falkena. Except for Falkena, they are buried in Makkum, municipality of Wonseradeel in Friesland. Henk Lemson lies there in the grave K-37. [1#13]
    The name of Henk Lemson is also on the Memorial in the tax office of Maastricht. [3]
    Hendrik Theodorus ( Henk ) Lemson is listed in the Erelijst 1940-1945 (Honor Roll of the Dutch Parliament). [5]

    Footnotes

    1. Archief Oorlogsgravenstichting (@ Nationaal archief),
      Dossier Henk Lemson • #4 #13
    2. Makkum, verzetsmonument
    3. Monument in het belastingkantoor Maastricht
    4. https://www.maastrichtsegevelstenen.nl/0.OORLOG/oorlog2c-verzet.htm
    5. Erelijst 1940-1945
    6. Oorlogsgravenstichting.nl
    7. https://forum.mestreechonline.nl/forum/mestreech-maastricht/geschiedenis-maastricht/tweede-wereldoorlog-en-bevrijding/1223-verzetsstrijders-maastricht?p=13346#post13346