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Joseph Alexander Elliott

In memory of:

Corporal Joseph Alexander Elliott

April 16, 1945

Military Service

Service Number:







Royal Canadian Dragoons, R.C.A.C.


1st Armd. Car Regt.

Additional Information

Son of Robert Earl Elliott, and of Margaret Victoria Elliott, of Ripley, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 512 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:

IV. G. 2.


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– Cpl Joseph Elliott is commemorated on the Ripley War Memorial The memorial is located in front of the Township Hall, 23 Queen Street, Ripley, ON
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Owen Sound Sun Times April 1945. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Owen Sound Sun Times April 1945. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Joseph Elliott
  • Group Photo– Joe (on Left) with unknown soldiers at Camp Dundurn between Sept. 18 1942 and July 1, 1943 when Joe was shipped overseas.
  • Funeral– Photo of Joe's Funeral in Aalsum prior to being relocated to the Canadian Military Cemetery. One of the young boys in the background is Rev. John Hellinga.
  • Group Photo– Photo of Joe's group at Camp Dundurn
  • Photo of Margaret Elliott– Joe's mom. Mrs Margaret Byers Elliott at the Holten Canadian War Cemetery grarve site
  • Holten Canadian War Cemetery (2)
  • Holten Canadian War Cemetery (1)
  • Holten Canadian War Cemetery (3)
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy of Sgt RT Davidson
  • Grave Marker

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