Pieter, or “Dutchy” as he was known was born in Holland on 7 Feb 1948 and subsequently emigrated to Australia as a young man. He enlisted in the RAN in Adelaide and was trained as an ET, serving mostly at Albatross and aboard HMAS Melbourne.
Further details of his service life and subsequent time after he paid off are not known, and any assistance in that regard would be welcome.
Dutchy left behind his wife Sandy and children/in laws Deanne & Mark, Jason (dec) and Chantelle & Dean. He had four grandchildren: Braedyn, Mackenzie, Lachie and Arabella.