Sergeant PETER JACOB MARTINUS MODDERMAN (photo added)

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Rank Sergeant
Forenames PETER JACOB MARTINUS
Surname MODDERMAN (photo added)
Initials P J M
Place of Birth Unknown
Date of Birth Sunday, 22 September 1912
Date of Death Tuesday, 06 June 1944
Age 31
Nationality Canadian
Residence or Entered Service From CARDSTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
Service Number M/103553
Force Canadian Army
Service/Corps/Regiment 1 Canadian Parachute Battalion, Canadian Infantry Corps
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 1 Canadian Parachute Battalion, (6th Airborne Division)
Military Honours and Awards
Place of Burial/Commemoration RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location VA. B. 8.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS
Family Details SON OF JACOB AND LENA MODDERMAN; HUSBAND OF SARAH BETH MODDERMAN, OF CARDSTON, ALBERTA, CANADA.

Additional Information

 

Beth and PETER MODDERMAN

They had only been married for just over a week

before PETER MODDERMAN was posted overseas.

 

Beth Modderman wearing her husband's 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion beret

on a visit to Waterton Lakes, Canada.

 

Letter from Department of Veteran Affairs,

dated 11th March 1948 to Mrs Sarah B. Modderman,

with photograph of Sergeant PETER JACOB MARTINUS MODDERMAN's original grave marker.

Ranville War Cemetery 1948.

 

Memorial Cross. Canadian award for the next of kin

following the loss of a loved one in the line of duty.

 

Leita Olsen (sister), Glen Olsen (brother)

Melvin Olsen (father), Sarah Beth Modderman (nee Olsen), Gladys Olsen (mother), Marva Olsen (sister) and PETER MODDERMAN.

 

PETER MODDERMAN (marked with an x) on exercise.

 

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Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph: Mel Van Zeben
Individual photograph: Mel Van Zeben
Additional photographs provided by: Mel Van Zeben
Additional information provided by: Mel Van Zeben and Jaap Modderman, nephew of PETER MODDERMAN

 

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What other people have said

Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Margaret Gaunt

You are always remembered. Rest in peace.

On Sunday, May 18, 2014
Amersfoort / The Netherlands

Jacob Pieter Martinus

Peter (born as Pieter) was the oldest brother of my father, Martinus Modderman.

On Monday, January 6, 2014
Valencia/España

Juan Muñoz Gomez

RESPECT AND HONOR

On Thursday, January 2, 2014