Basic Training Ossendrecht September/ October. Drivers Training Bergen op Zoom November. Mechanics Traning at the Kromhout Kazerne December / January Utrecht. Zuidlaren in February , after that i was permanend stationed in Assen as a Mechanic. Great time! my friends where Wim Molema Siep Hazenberg and Snippe.
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Henk Huizenga first one on the left bottom row. 19 years old. Bergen op Zoom September 1964 Basic training>> For more pictures of my Army time go to Photo Gallery>.
Don?t know how you got by my private e-mail adress ? I?m curious about this ? but I?m willing to help you. In my opinion, your uncle is wearing the uniform of the 1st regiment of infantry, in the style of the blue short coat (veldjas) introduced in 1905. It was worn untill long into the mobilisation of World War I, since there was a shortage in uniforms of the gray 1912/1915 model. There are no rank insignia visible, so judging by this photograph your uncle was a common soldier, or ?milicien? as the drafted soldiers were called in the Netherlands.Hopefully this information is of value to you.Kind regards,Mark van Hattem Director/curator at Stadsmuseum Leidschendam
Found a letter send from my Uncle Hendrik to my Dad in 1953 and there he wright's the following: Started in January 1914 in Groningen till August 1914, after the war started we where shipped to Gelderland and was there up to november 1918
When the war started I had to be stationed in Brabant/Gelderland my Dad Wrister Huizinga came on his bicycle all the way from Houwerzijl 30 km to Groningen saying good by , i was on one side of the fens and Dad on the other side
Toen de oorlog uitbrak moesten wij naar Gelderland, ja broeder vader en ik hebben toen elk aan een kant van de hek gestaan om afscheid van elkaar te nemen . Vader kwam toen met de fiets van Houwerzijl naar Groningen om mij te zien voordat wij weg gingen
Hendrik Huizenga 1914/18 in the Dutch Army