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Anton Van Gijtenbeek (Gytenbuch)

Anton Van Gijtenbeek (Gytenbuch)

About Anton

Anton Van Gijtenbeek was born in Holland in 1894, the son of Johannes Christiaan David Van Gijtenbeek and Anna Petronella Phillippina Bruckman of The Hague, Holland.

He served as Extra Third Baker in the Stewards' Department on board the Lusitania and he was killed when she was sunk.  He was aged 21 years.

His body was not recovered and identified afterwards and he is commemorated on the Mercantile Marine Memorial at Tower Hill, London.

Cunard records show his surname to be spelled Gytenbuch, but this is almost certainly an error, probably a mis-spelling of his spoken name written down when he first engaged.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Cunard Records, PRO BT 334.

Anton Van Gijtenbeek (Gytenbuch)



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