The Canadian hero's the liberated Holland in 1944-1945

 

 

Dear madam/sir, 

On this web page can you see Several Canadian Soldiers (and one Dutch Soldier) the give their lives for the people of Groesbeek. The most of this soldiers where very young when the died. I hope with this page that I and all the people of Groesbeek each year on the 4 of may this soldiers to continue remind. As you have certain wish that you have, or maybe can remember that you have in your  family have a soldier the lay on this cemetery let it me know. You can mail me to: webmaster@geschiedenisgroesbeek.nl 

The webmaster Michel Janssen of the beautiful village Groesbeek http://www.geschiedenisgroesbeek.nl

 

Albert de Jong

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John Lafferty

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Aubrey Cosens

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 15-10-1914 - 14-06-1945  1909 - 11-12-1944 21-05-1921 - 26-02-1945
 

The Dutchman Albert de Jong was born on 15 October 1914. He died on 14-06-1945. The died of this hero where very tragic, he came for living by a car accident in the Dutch town Apeldoorn. For more information (you can read his story only in the Dutch language.)  of Albert de Jong can you click on this link.

 

John Lafferty was born on Prince Edward Island, Canada. He married Helen Catherine Lafferty and moved to from St. John, New Brunswick. He was a bricklayer before he joined the North Shore N.B. regiment in March 1943. A month later he was sent to England.At some point he became an engineer/sapper with the Royal Regiment of Canada. He saw combat with the Regiment in Belgium and The Netherlands and was killed in The Netherlands while clearing mines in the Cuijk/Mook area. For more information of John Lafferty can you Click on this link. British Victoria Cross War Medal Recipient. Cosens served as a Sergeant in the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada. He was awarded his medal posthumously for service at Mooshof on February 26, 1945. For more information of Sergeant Cosens can you click on this link.

 

 

Gordon Rosebrugh (Gord) Holder
 

 

 

Augustine John Burke

Harlold Allen Queen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 31-01-1921 - 19-02-1945

? -   22-02-1945 ? -   31-08-1943
Gordon Rosebrugh (Gord) Holder, a farm boy, was born in the Ontario village of St. George on 31 January 1921, the only son of Thomas and Alice (Rosebrugh) Holder. He dead  on 19 february 1945. For more information about Gordon Rosebrugh (Gord) Holder can you clik on this link. Auggustine John Burke is the Son of Maurice and Alice R. Burke, of Cannes, Richmond Co., Nova Scotia. For more information of John Burke can you click on this link Harold Allen Queen  died on the 31 of august 1943. For more information can you click on this link.

 

Rifleman Leonard Warner

Ralph Nelson Macdonald

 

Joseph Daniel Campbell

 

1915  - 11-04-1945 13-03-1922 - 03-11-1944 1912  -  10-02-1945
Rifleman Leonard Warner has died on the 11 april on 1945. For more information about Rilfelman  can you click on this link. Ralph Nelson Macdonald has died on the 3rd of November 1944. For more information can you click on this link. Joseph Daniel Campbell was killed in action on the tenth of February 1945. He was 33 years old when he killed in action. For more information can you click on this link 

 

Kenneth Scott Ferguson

 

Jacob Henry Wolfe

 

06-09-1925  -  02-04-1945

21-07-1921  -  08-03-1945

Kenneth Scott Ferguson was killed in action on 2 April 1945 in Zevennaar. He was 19 years old when he killed in action. For more information can you click on this link  Jacob Henry Wolfe was born 21 juli 1921 and dead on the 8th of march 1945. Maybe is he killed in Action nearby the German village Sonsbeck. (Veen) For more information about Jacob Wolfe can you click on this link.