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Reinhold Emil Engel

Victim | 1894 | Employee at tea estate

Born 25 of ??, 1894 in Borstel, District Kreis Winsen/Luhe in the province of Hannover. In Tsingtau he was mobilized as sea soldier on 1 August 1914 in the 4th Company of the 3rd sea bataillion. Prisoner of war from November 1914 onwards in the Kumamoto (Nr. 3225). In June 1915 he is moved to the Kurume camp.

In December 1919 he is released and opts for a new future in the Netherlands East-Indies. In 1922 he is registered with the Tjikopo tea plantation, south of Buitenzorg. In 1935 (?) he marries the daughter of a Dutch estate owner. They get 3, perhaps 4, children. In 1925 he lives in the Cimulang district in Buitenzorg. In 1940 he is registered as planter with the Straits Soenda Syndicate.

Interned in May 1940 and deported with the Van Imhoff. Drowned. After the war, his parents house in Borstel 69 was sold by his wife after the war.


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