Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Frederick Ernest Wigle

In memory of
Lieutenant Colonel
Frederick Ernest Wigle
April 14, 1945

Military Service:

Age:
31
Force:
Army
Unit:
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's)
Honours and Awards:
Distinguished Service Order

Additional Information:

Born:
July 11, 1913 Hamilton, Ontario

Son of Gerald William and Mary Olga Wigle; husband of Margaret Willmot Wigle, of Waterdown, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 576 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
HOLTEN CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY , Netherlands
Grave Reference:
IX. A. 8.
Location:
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

Send us your images
  • Newspaper clipping – Memorialized on the pages of the Toronto Telegram. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Frederick Wigle – Photo submitted for the project Operation Picture Me with the permission of McGill University from their web site, 'McGill Remembers'
  • Biography
  • Biography - Page 2
  • Newspaper Clipping – Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping – Newspaper Clipping Part 2.
Source:  Hamilton Spectator, April 20, 1945
  • Newspaper Clipping – Newspaper Clipping Part 1.
Source:  Hamilton Spectator, April 20, 1945

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