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Gerald Walter Barnaby

In memory of:

Private Gerald Walter Barnaby

April 22, 1945

Military Service

Service Number:







Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa


1st Bn.

Additional Information

Son of Octive Barnaby and of Cora Barnaby (nee Scot), of Ottawa, Ontario. Husband of Marion Barnaby (nee Young), of Ottawa, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 493 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

X. F. 15.


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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  • Cenotaph– Eastview Cenotaph (Vanier), 180 avenue, Marier, Ottawa.
  • Cenotaph– Eastview Cenotaph (Vanier), 180 avenue, Marier, Ottawa.
  • Photo of Gerald Walter Barnaby– G.W. Barnaby in uniform, date unknown.
  • Photo of Gerald Walter Barnaby– G.W. Barnaby in uniform, date unknown.
  • Photo of Gerald Walter Barnaby– To Mum and Dad, All My Love,
Barney. The medal ribbon denotes the Colonial and the Long Service Medals.
On the back it is addressed to Mrs Barnaby, 14 Dean Park, Balerno.
  • Photo of Gerald Walter Barnaby– Gerald is in the middle
  • Group photo– Gerald is sitting down second from the left
  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Grave Marker– G.W. Barnaby's grave marker, date unknown.
  • Grave Marker– Gravestone at Holten Canadian War Cemetery, Netherlands
  • Grave Marker

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