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Fred Wirth

In memory of:

Private Fred Wirth

April 21, 1945

Military Service


Service Number:

K/66693

Age:

39

Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Additional Information


Born:

January 31, 1906
St. Gall, Switzerland

Enlistment:

September 1, 1942
Cranbrook, British Columbia

Son of Albrecht and Susette Wirth, of St. Gall, Switzerland.

Commemorated on Page 577 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:

III. G. 11.

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
  • Cenotaph– Fernie Cenotaph, taken in July 2017 by Anne Gafiuk.
  • Cenotaph– Names on Fernie Cenotaph, taken in July 2017 by Anne Gafiuk.
  • Grave marker– Temporary Grave Marker  LAC  Ottawa
  • Attestation paper– LAC  Ottawa
  • Circumstances of death registers– LAC  Ottawa
  • Letter– Letter from Mr. Keller, Wirth's partner,  LAC  Ottawa
  • Letter– Letter from Mr. Keller, Wirth's business partner,  LAC  Ottawa
  • Letter– Letter from Mr. Keller, Wirth's business partner, second page, LAC  Ottawa
  • Letter– Letter from Alice Lancaster, Wirth's fiancee, LAC  Ottawa
  • Gravemarker
  • Holten Canadian War Cemetery (1)
  • Holten Canadian War Cemetery (2)
  • Holten Canadian War Cemetery (3)

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