SOE Verhaegen, Henri Paul

Set Europe Ablaze
By Edward Henry Cookridge

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Verhaegen
  • FORENAME
Henri Paul
  • UNIT
T Section SOE
  • RANK
Captain
  • NUMBER
244284
  • DATE OF DEATH
8th January 1944
  • AGE
22
  • GRAVESITE
Bedford Cemetery (repatriated to Mortsel-Dorp,south of Antwerpen,Belgium)
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
parent unit General List
"Verhaegem" (CWGC) - error
born 28.7.1921
son of Leo and Octavie (nee Van Thillo) Verhaegen
parents were sent to German concentration camp (mother died)
resided Merrymaise,Cliff Road,Holland-on-Sea,Essex
joined SOE as Sergeant,Belgian Army
codename Rhomboid
w/t operator
WIA and arrested 8.2.1942
escaped same day,killing his guard
award D.C.M.,Croix de Guerre (Belgium)
promoted Captain,British Army
conducting officer
codename Thersites
w/t operator
RAF Halifax LK743 (138 Squadron) crashed 0115 hours at Tetworth Hill,near Bedford,England
 
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