Mayor of Doorn commends Johan Nico Siersema

Bewijs van goed zedelijk gedrag Gemeente van afgifte: Doorn Datum van afgifte: 20 Juli 1949 De burgemeester van voormelde gemeente verklaart, dat de hieronder genoemde persoon, voor zoveel hem bekend, van goed zedelijk gedrag is. Geboren te: Maasbree L Geboren op: 9 October 1924 Beroep: Zonder Alhier wonende (van - tot): 1 November 1948 tot heden  De burgemeester voornoemd, [signature]. Evidence of good character Municipality of issue: Doorn Date of issue: 20 July 1949 The mayor of that municipality declares that the person mentioned below, so far as known to him, of good repute. Born in: Maasbree L Birth: 9 October 1924 Occupation: Without Local resident (from - to): 1 November 1948 to present The mayor said, [signature]

In this document from the 20th of July, 1949, the mayor of Doorn commends my grandfather, Johan Nico Siersema, as a person of good repute and good character. I’m not sure exactly what for, but possibly for service in the war. Still, it’s pretty cool to see.

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4 comments on “Mayor of Doorn commends Johan Nico Siersema

  1. The document is which the mayor commends Johan Siersema for good conduct is a certificate of good conduct that was needed if you wanted the enter the military.
    Johan was born October 9, 1924. he would have been to young to fight in WWII: when the war started (may 1940) he was only 15 years old !

  2. Very interesting. My grandfather was a part of clandestine and resistance efforts earlier in the war, when he was closer to 17, and then he joined the army in ’45, according to the soldier book I have. 1949 is quite a bit later, and might have even been closer to around the time that he trying to move on from military service… Do you know if they ever did this kind of thing following military service?

  3. A document of good conduct was needed for a lot of jobs. Something like this is still used today in Holland for certain jobs to proof that you haven’t been in prison or something like that.

  4. Pingback: Bio: Johan Siersema (1924), the early years | Digital Kin

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