Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Allan Harkwell Rathwell

In memory of:

Private Allan Harkwell Rathwell

April 9, 1945

Military Service


Service Number:

B/38847

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 557 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

III. D. 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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  • Grave Marker
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Allan Harkwell Rathwell– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Allan Harkwell Rathwell– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Allan Harkwell Rathwell– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Certificate– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Allan Harkwell Rathwell– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Allan Harkwell Rathwell– Albert and his brother Allan. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Telegram– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of ALLAN HARKWELL RATHWELL– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of Allan Rathwell– Image of Allan Rathwell. Provided by Padre Phil Miller, Br #25, RCL, Sault Ste. Marie, ON. We Will Remember Them.
  • Grave marker– Headstone image of Allan Rathwell taken Christmas Eve of 2007. Provided by Padre Phil Miller, Br #25, RCL, Sault Ste. Marie, ON. We Will Remember Them.

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