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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Ernest William Percival

In memory of:

Trooper Ernest William Percival

March 27, 1945

Military Service

Service Number:







1st Canadian Armoured Carrier Regiment, R.C.A.C.

Additional Information

Son of Ernest and Mary Frances Percival, of Toronto, Ontario; husband of Elva May Percival, of Toronto.

Commemorated on Page 554 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:

XXII. B. 12.


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.

Digital Collection

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  • Headstone of Ernest W. Percival– The grave of  Tpr PERCIVAL, EW, 1CACR. Killed in action 27 March 1945.
  • C.A.C.R. Cap Badge– C.A.C.R. Cap Badge (1st Canadian Armoured Carrier Regiment)
  • Kangaroo Monument– Kangaroo Monument at Mill, Holland.
  • Kangaroo A.P.C.– The Kangaroo Armoured Personnel Carrier was the vehicle used by the 1st Canadian Armoured Carrier Regiment. This model was based on the Canadian Ram Tank Mark I with the turrent removed.
  • Kangaroo Monument (2)– Kangaroo Monument at Mill, Holland.
  • Memorial Plaque– Plaque dedicated to the 1st CACR in Mill, Holland.

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