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James Earl Hoover

In memory of:

Private James Earl Hoover

March 4, 1945

Military Service

Service Number:







Calgary Highlanders, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


December 5, 1924
Medicine Hat, Alberta


June 30, 1943
Vancouver, British Columbia

Son of Lt.-Col. George A. Hoover and Harriet Blanche Hoover, of Calgary, Alberta.

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:

VII. E. 6.


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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  • Photo of JAMES EARL HOOVER– Jim, with mother and father
  • Photo of JAMES EARL HOOVER– Jim enjoying what he loved best.
  • Plaque– Picture showing summit of Mt. Hoover, just northwest of Nelson, B.C. We climbed this mountain in September, 2016 and placed a plaque there in remembrance of my uncle, James (Jim) Earl Hoover.
  • Cemetery– The cemetery in Holland where Jim is buried is running a program called Faces to Graves. The 3 page blurb attached is our family's submission to the program.
  • Photo of James Hoover
  • Grave Marker
  • Biography– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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