Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Charles Edward William Joseph House

In memory of
Charles Edward William Joseph House
April 4, 1945

Military Service:

Service Number:
Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information:

Son of James and Ellen House, of Hamilton, Ontario. Husband of Dulcie Cynthia House, of Hamilton, Ontario.

Village of Zutphen honours fallen Canadian Charles House with a street name.

Commemorated on Page 526 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Grave Reference:
XII. F. 6.
Holten is a village 20 kilometres east of the town of Deventer, on the main A1 motorway from Amsterdam to Bremen in Germany. Following the A1 motorway, turn off at exit 26 and follow the N332 in the direction of Holten. Follow the N332 until reaching a signpost for Holterberg. Turn right onto the N344 in the direction of Holten, then at the T junction turn left towards Holten and follow this road to the roundabout. Take second exit then turn first right towards Holterberg. Follow this road uphill until you see a green Commission sign pointing to the right. Turn right down the track and follow to the end. Turn left and the cemetery lies along here on the left hand side.

Historical Information: The Netherlands fell to the Germans in May 1940 and was not re-entered by Allied forces until September 1944. The great majority of those buried in Holten Canadian War Cemetery died during the last stages of the war in Holland, during the advance of the Canadian 2nd Corps into northern Germany, and across the Ems in April and the first days of May 1945. After the end of hostilities the remains of over 1,300 Canadian soldiers were brought together into this cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Charles Edward William Joseph House – Charles picture when he joined the army in Sept. 1939
  • Gravemarker – Private Charles House modern day headstone Holten Cemetery Netherlands
  • Original Grave Marker – Private Charles House original headstone Holten Cemetery Netherlands
  • Newspaper Clipping – Hamilton Spectator article announcing Private Charles House killed in action
  • Photo of Charles Edward William Joseph House – Private Charles House Photo taken 1940 killed in action April 4, 1945 Zutphen, Netherlands
  • Photo of Charles Edward William Joseph House – Private Charles House Photo taken in Engand and sent home to family. Killed in action April 4, 1945 Zutphen, Netherlands
  • Photo of Charles Edward William Joseph House – Private CHARLES EDWARD WILLIAM JOSEPH HOUSE Service Number: B/36649 son of James and Ellen House (Nee Sullivan) Hamilton Ontario. Honourably served his country from 1939 to his death April 4, 1945. Starting with Royal Hamilton Light Infantry and ending with Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders.
  • Grave marker – Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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