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Norman Octavius Hooper

In memory of:

Lieutenant Norman Octavius Hooper

February 28, 1945

Military Service






Fort Garry Horse, R.C.A.C.


10th Armd. Regt.

Additional Information

Son of Aubrey Ernest and Gladys May Hooper, of Barrie, Ontario; husband of Marion Sophia Hooper, of Barrie.

Commemorated on Page 525 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:

XXIV. D. 4.


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.

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  • Cenotaph– Barrie Cenotaph
  • Memorial Street– Barrie street named in honour of Lieutenant Norman Octavius Hooper with a poppy.
  • Newspaper Clipping– This picture of Lieut. Norman O. Hooper, Fort Garry Horse, appeared in the Barrie Examiner newspaper (Barrie, Ontario) on March 15, 1945, at page 1.
  • Newspaper clipping– Lieut. Norman O. Hooper, 10th Armoured Regiment (Fort Garry Horse) - whose father was a World War I veteran of the Canadian Expeditionary Force - was killed in Holland (or, more properly, the Netherlands) on February 28, 1945.  This article appeared in the Barrie Examiner newspaper (Barrie, Ontario) on March 15, 1945, at page 1.
  • Newspaper clipping– This (at page 8) is the conclusion of the article that appeared in the Barrie Examiner newspaper (Barrie, Ontario) on March 15, 1945.
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