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Lyle Lewis Craig

In memory of:

Trooper Lyle Lewis Craig

April 19, 1945

Military Service

Service Number:





South Alberta Regiment, R.C.A.C.


29th Armd. Reconnaissance Regt.

Additional Information

Son of Charles Gordon Craig and Elva Leona Craig, of Paddockwood, Saskatchewan.

Commemorated on Page 506 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:

XII. C. 5.


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.

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  • Photo of Lyle Lewis Craig– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

Lyle Lewis Craig was the 2nd of 7 children born to Charles and Elva Craig.  He was born on the farm at Calderbank, Saskatchewan on March 28, 1924.  The family moved to a farm in the Paddockwood area in 1930. Lyle attended Elkhome School until Grade 8, walking 4 miles to get there. Lyle could play the violin and enjoyed dancing. Lyle was a friendly and outgoing person.  He had red hair, was tall, and good looking. Lyle joined the Army in October 1943 and took his basic and mechanical training in Dundern, Saskatchewan.  He had his embarkation leave to go home for a visit in June 1944. He was stationed in England and spent New Year’s leave visiting his Uncle Aubrey Rounds in Edinbourgh.  He wrote faithfully to his mother, and she saved them all. He was driving a tank, when it was hit by a shell and he was killed on April 19, 1945.  He would have been 21 years old.
  • Photo of Lyle Lewis Craig– Lyle L. Craig with combat gear.
  • Grave Marker

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