Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Frank Bernard Spirnyak

In memory of
Private
Frank Bernard Spirnyak
December 7, 1944
Netherlands

Military Service:

Service Number:
B/70288
Age:
22
Force:
Army
Unit:
Royal Regiment of Canada, R.C.I.C.
Citation(s):
1939-45 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, War Medal 1939-45.

Additional Information:

Born:
February 5, 1922 Emöd, Hungary
Enlistment:
April 15, 1942 Toronto, Ontario

Son of Andrew and Elizabeth Spirnyak, of Toronto, Ontario. Brother of May Elizabeth and John Andrew Turner.

Commemorated on Page 450 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
GROESBEEK CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY , Netherlands
Grave Reference:
III. E. 11.
Location:
Groesbeek is located 10 km south east of the town of Nijmegen and close to the German frontier. The Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery is 3 km north of the village and 1500 metres east of the main road to Nijmegen. On leaving the A73 motorway at the junction Overasselt Mook Groesbeek follow directions to Mook. Follow direction signs towards Mook War cemetery. After passing Mook War cemetery continue to the village of Groesbeek to a set of traffic lights. Turn left at the lights onto Dorpstraat passing through Groesbeek. The road name then changes to Molenweg. A Commonwealth War Graves Commission direction sign indicates the right hand turning from Molenweg onto the Zeven Heuvelenweg. The Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery is located on the right hand side, about 1 km after entering this road. On the Memorial in the Canadian War Cemetery at Groesbeek are inscribed the following words:
Pro amicis mortui amicis vivimus, We live in the hearts of friends for whom we died.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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