Wilhelm Karl (Karel) Meerbothe

Victim | Date of birth unkown | Retired employee with Betonmaatschappij

Wilhelm Karl (Karel)  MeerbotheBorn in Ammerndorf, Germany

Married to Annettie Anna, living in Bandung

Ref: posting by Lisette on http://neutralocean.com/the-van-imhoff-tragedy/ (April 29, 2012). (quote) ... My grandfather Karel Meerbothe was also a German with Dutch citizenship. He was on the same ship as your great grandfather. My mother (89 this year ) told us the sad story when we were young. I often think of him and all who died with him under these terrible conditions, trapped behind these barbed wires, unable to leave the sinking ship … (unquote>)

(Photo source: www.onderzeedienst.blogspot.nl/)

Source: Burgerlijke Stand Batavia, bijzondere overlijdensregisters 1948-1950, Arsip Nasional, Jakarta

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