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Anthony James Kucera

In memory of:

Lance Corporal Anthony James Kucera

April 27, 1945

Military Service


Service Number:

H/14476

Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Winnipeg Rifles

Additional Information


Son of Frank and Anna Kucera of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Commemorated on Page 531 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

VI. B. 10.

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 Anthony James Kucera– "Tony"
  • Biography– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Telegraph dated 1945 APR 28
  • Telegraph dated 1945 APR 30
  • Telegraph dated 1945 MAY 3
  • Holten Canadian War Cemetery– Holten Canadian War Cemetery, Holten Holland.  Photo taken November 5, 1998.
  • Grave Marker– Plot VI, Row B, Grave 10 - Holten Canadian War Cemetery, Holten Holland.  Photo taken November 5, 1998.

H14476 L CPL
A.J. KUCERA
THE ROYAL WINNIPEG RIFLES
27TH APRIL 1945
AGE 20

TONY
BORN 11 JUNE 1924
DIED OF WOUNDS
ALWAYS REMEMBERED
  • Grave Marker

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