Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Peter Harasymchuk

In memory of:

Private Peter Harasymchuk

April 23, 1945

Netherlands

Military Service


Service Number:

K/4845

Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Scottish Regiment, R.C.I.C.

Division:

1st Bn.

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, France and Germany Star, War Medal 1939-45, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp.

Additional Information


Born:

April 23, 1921
Inwood, Manitoba

Enlistment:

October 25, 1944
Terrace, British Columbia

Son of Daniel and Mary Harasymchuk, of Armstrong, British Columbia. Brother of Nichol, Michael, Samuel, Benjamin and Lena.

Commemorated on Page 522 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

VI. D. 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.

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