SOE Sehmer, John

John Robertson

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  • SURNAME
Sehmer
  • FORENAME
John
  • UNIT
SOE Force 133
  • RANK
Major
  • NUMBER
73958
  • DATE OF DEATH
23rd January 1945
  • AGE
41
  • GRAVESITE
Brookwood Memorial,Surrey Panel 26
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
parent unit Royal Tank Regiment,R.A.C.
born 19.4.1913 Staffordshire
resided Leeds,Yorkshire
son of Ernest and Nellie (nee Bayley) Sehmer
husband of Mary Elizabeth Sehmer,Bexhill-on-Sea,Sussex (1 son Jamie)
attended school,Kloster Ettal,Germany
educated Collyers School,Horsham
educated The Oratory School,Caversham
engineer in civilian life
commissioned T.A. January 1938
45 Bn Royal Tank Regiment,R.A.C. 1939
Intelligence Training Centre,Middle East 2.8.1941 - 9.5.1942
SOE 26.1.1943
fluent in German
Roughshod Mission,Yugoslavia 1943-44 (award M.B.E.)
Op.Windproof - POW 26.12.1944 Slovakia - executed Mauthausen,Austria
 
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Bethone

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Hi Jamie, son of John Sehmer. Was so happy to have found this tribute to your father. My mother told me about him, they used to play together as small children. I have a couple of photos. Am in contact with Jason Hoole, also a relative. Maybe you are in touch? I remember great aunt Nellie, John's mother very well. My own mother was the daughter of Dorothy, Nellie's sister.
All the best, Elizabeth (they were a bit short on first names, that family. Makes things very muddling!)
 
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