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Wilfred Alexander Guerard

In memory of:

Company Quarter Master Sergeant Wilfred Alexander Guerard

April 25, 1945

Military Service


Service Number:

H/45578

Age:

32

Force:

Army

Unit:

Lake Superior Regiment (Motor), R.C.I.C.

Division:

(Motor), R

Additional Information


Son of Allen and Susan Guerard, of Port Arthur, Ontario; husband of Maxine Julia Guerard, of Port Arthur.

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:

V. E. 16.

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  Wilfred Guerard–   Photo courtesy of Hillcrest High School - "Stairway of Honour" project.  Eighty-four large portraits of students from the Second World War line both sides of the 55 stairs leading up to the school's auditorium. Most of the portraits have the rank and year of death of the student. Some portraits explain how the soldier died, but many were MIA and presumed dead. Each year, teachers from the grade 10 Canadian History course take their students to the stairway around November 11th to complete a project that deals directly with the pictures on the Stairway of Honour.
  • Memorial– Lake Superior Regiment (Motor) Memorial located in Hillcrest Park, Thunder Bay, ON … May 2018 ... photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Company Quarter Master Sergeant Wilfred Alexander Guerard is also commemorated on the Lake Superior Regiment (Motor) Memorial located in Hillcrest Park, Thunder Bay, ON … May 2018 ... photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
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