|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|
|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.|
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.
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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