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James Frank Dolman

In memory of:

Private James Frank Dolman

April 14, 1945
Haar, Germany

Military Service

Service Number:







New Brunswick Rangers, R.C.I.C.


10th Indep. Machine Gun Coy.


1939-1945 Star, France-Germany Star, Defense Medal, War Medal 1939-1945, Canadian volunteer Service medal and Clasp.

Additional Information


June 2, 1912
Flatlands, Restigouche, New Brunswick


March 30, 1940
Campbellton, Restigouche, New Brunswick

Son of Frank Dolman and Lydia Thompson, of Sussex, King’s, New Brunswick.

Husband of Henriette Gertrude Lyons, widow of Leo Francis Nellis, service number E-30239, killed in action in Stanley, Hong Kong, on 25 December 1941. Henriette was the mother of Ella Mann and James Mann, born of her first union with James Mann, and she was also the mother of Elizabeth Nellis, born of her second union.

James Frank served in New Brunswick, in Québec, in Labrador, in England, in France and in Germany. He had 1,842 days of service, including 582 overseas.

Commemorated on Page 510 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:

IX. C. 4.


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.

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