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Bruce Sanford Galloway

In memory of:

Lance Corporal Bruce Sanford Galloway

June 24, 1945

Military Service

Service Number:







Highland Light Infantry of Canada, R.C.I.C.


1st Bn.

Additional Information

Son of John Sanford Galloway and Frances Galloway, of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 517 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:

IX. F. 6.


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.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Don Galloway– Bruce and his brother Don both enlisted in September 1940, leaving Sault Ste. Marie together.
  • Photo of Bruce Sanford Galloway– Bruce came from a family of five brothers (who all volunteered to serve) and one sister. He grew up in Sault Ste. Marie and Hamilton and in 1941 joined the Argyll and Sutherland Highland Regiment, spending two years in Jamaica doing guard duty. He returned to Canada to recover from malaria. He went overseas in 1944 and joined the Highland Light Infantry, landing in Normandy in June 1944. He was killed in a vehicle accident in Soest. In addition to his family, Bruce was survived by his fiancee, Edith Littleton.
  • Photo of Bruce Galloway– Bruce with his brother Gordon.
  • Family Photo– From left to right: Bruce's mother, Frances, his brother Gordon, his father, John Sanford, and his sister Leona
  • Family Photo 2– From left to right:
Bruce's sister Leona; brother Gordon; mother Frances; brother Don; father John Sanford; brother Jack
  • Photo of Bruce's brother and his fiancee– Bruce's brother Don and his fiancee Catharine (Mickey) Carroll
  • Photo 2 of Bruce Galloway– Bruce Galloway in Jamaica
  • Post Card– Post card from Holland
  • Post Card (back)– Best Wishes--Don and Mickey for the New Year. I really mean it. Bruce.

Don and Mickey were Bruce's brother and his fiancee, later wife.
  • Photo of Rie Waanders– Gravestone at Holten with Rie Waanders who has looked after the gravesite for many years.
  • Grave Marker
  • Grave Marker

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