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Archer Jack Greathed

In memory of:

Major Archer Jack Greathed

January 21, 1945

Military Service






Canadian Army General List

Additional Information

Son of Edward Archer Greathed and of Janet Georgina Greathead (nee Croft); husband of Mary Gladys Greathed (nee Laird), of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Commemorated on Page 520 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:

III. B. 4.


Nederweert is a village 38 km north west of Roermond, 21 km south east of Eindhoven and 5 km north east of Weert. The NEDERWEERT WAR CEMETERY is 150 metres west of the church and the same distance east of the road from Weert to Helmond. The entrance to the cemetery is closed to vehicles and visitors must walk the 50 metres to the Commission plot. The NEDERWEERT WAR CEMETERY is signposted on the N266 Nederweert - Helmond road. The N266 is indicated from the Nederweert exit on the A2 Motorway Eindhoven Maastricht.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star February 1945. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star February 1945. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Archer Jack Greathed– Major Greathed had served in the militia before the War and upon mobilisation of The Queen's Own Rifles, he enlisted for active service.
Greathed was with the Regiment in Newfoundland, N.B. and England before being transferred to higher Army Headquarters. He died in Holland while serving in a support capacity.
  • Obituary– The obituary of Major Greathed.
  • Grave Marker– Grave of Major Archer Jack Greathed at the Nederweert War Cemetery in the Netherlands.

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