Gerard Nelissen ()
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Gerard Nelissen is listed in the Resistance Memorial on the
right wall, row 33 #03


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Gerard Nelissen


 16-06-1925 Oirlo      19-11-1944 Dülken (D) (19)
- Forced Labor - Venray -



Oorlogsgravenstichting

    Gerardus Hendrikus Hubertus Nelissen was a factory worker from Oirlo. On Friday, November 17, 1944, a large raid for slave labor in Germany took place in several villages in the Venray area, including Oirlo, Castenray, Oostrum, Geysteren, Wanssum and Blitterswijck. Gerard and his four brothers were also kidnapped. Venray, Ysselsteyn and Merselo had already been liberated. The next day, November 18, at about 1:00 p.m., their train was strafed by British planes near the German village of Breyell, just over the border near Venlo. Gerard was seriously wounded and taken to a hospital in Dülken. After one day he died of his injuries. His name is on the war memorials in Venray and Oirlo.
    Source: Oirlo in Oorlog 1940-1945 (Oirlo in the war 1940-1945) by H. Raaijmakers, 2009
    According to oorlogsgravenstichting.nl he died in Düsseldorf, 40 km to the east.

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