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Harold Russell Grover

In memory of:

Bombardier Harold Russell Grover

April 19, 1945

Military Service


Service Number:

G/4268

Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Canadian Artillery

Division:

6 Field Regt.

Additional Information


Born:

March 1, 1921
Aroostook Falls, New Brunswick

Enlistment:

June 17, 1940
Frederiction, New Brunswick

Son of Herbert Russell Grover and Margaret Katherine Grover of Saint John, New Brunswick. Husband of Phyllis Rose Grover, of Southover, Lewes, Sussex, England.

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


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

X. E. 1.

Location:

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 Harold Grover– Overseas During WW2
  • Photo of Harold Grover– Excercises England WW2
  • Photo of Harold Russell Grover– Harold with Phyllis at her home in Lewes
  • Photo of Harold Russell Grover– Harold with Phyllis while on leave in Sussex
  • Photo of Harold Grover– Best man, far right, at their Lewes wedding for Harold and Phyllis Grover was Clarence Whitman, who was also in the Canadian Army. (Russell Weller)
Photograph was found in the publication "The Maple Leaf Army in Britain" ISBN 0-9521297-7-9, 2002.
  • Photo of Harold Grover– Excercises England WW2 (Centre)
  • Group Photo– Lewes, England WW2
  • Group Photo– Harold with younger twin brothers, Edwin(Ed) and Elwin(Pete) before leaving for active service overseas.
  • Photo of Harold Grover– During training overseas WW2
  • Grave Marker

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