Remarkable. One 'F. de Grauw' (so different initial, and differently spelled last name) ALSO born 13th of July 1904 also served in the Royal Navy. [...] Can this be a coincidence? ( 06482 is a navy registration number so someone may be able to utilize that to find more? )
Overplaatsing, van de Hr. Ms. „Kortenaer" naar Hr. Ms. „Pro Patria"
E. de Graauw's occupation was Engineer Sergeant on board Royal Navy ships. Apparently he was transferred in January 1936 from Hr. Ms. „Kortenaer" to Hr. Ms. „Evertsen". He must have been transferred back to „Kortenaer", because in April 1938 het is transferred from (again) Hr. Ms. „Kortenaer" to Hr. Ms. „Pro Patria". 'Hr. Ms.' means 'Her Majesty's Ship' .
Do you know of any way I can find out about his family while he was in Indonesia? He and his wife Cornelia had 4 children in the 1930s and one in 1946. Did they live with him? Where would they have lived? Any information to help get a picture of their lives would be useful.