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Lieutenant Geoffrey Victor van Klaveren was an English officer of the British Army who died during the Second World War.

He was born in 1915, in Edmonton, the son of Dutch-born Wilhelm Gottfried and Gladys Joan van Klaveren (née Bickmore). His father gained British citizenship through naturalization in 1938, at which time he was employed as a departmental manager.[1]

Van Klaveren served with the 2nd (Airborne) Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, which landed in Normandy during the airborne assault that preceded the D-Day landings in June 1944. He was commanding the battalion's pioneer support platoon when he was killed on 13 June.[2] Van Klaveren was survived by his wife, Margerey Hart.

He is buried in Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados.

NotesEdit

  1. The London Gazette (34508), p. 2922, 6 May 1938. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  2. Neville, James Edmund Henderson (1954), Oxfordshire Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Chronicle, p. 97.

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