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Welby Lloyd Patterson

In memory of:

Corporal Welby Lloyd Patterson

April 14, 1945

Military Service

Service Number:







Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's)


"On the night of 9/10 September 1944 'C' Company, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada was among the sub-units of the 10th Infantry Brigade which had successfully set a small bridgehead over the canal at Moerbrugge, Belgium. The enemy counter-attacked in a great strength and acting on his own initiative, Corporal Patterson worked his way through the tense enemy mortar and machine gun fire to a position behind two stumps from where for three hours he fired with such coolness and devastating accuracy that the enemy was unable to effectively counter-attack the main position. The courage, initiative and complete disregard for personal safety shown by Corporal Patterson was undoubtedly responsible for the defeat of repeated enemy thrusts at this unit's position.

Honours and Awards:

Military Medal

Additional Information


June 10, 1922
Six Nations Reservation, Ontario


June 29, 1943
Hamilton, Ontario

Son of Thomas and Sarah Patterson, of Ohsweken, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 553 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. A. 6.


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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  • Biography– Album of Honour for Brant County World War II 1939-1945
Published in 1946 by The Brantford Kinsmen Club and submitted with their permission by Operation Picture Me
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