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Francis Masterson McGarrell

In memory of:

Private Francis Masterson McGarrell

March 2, 1945

Military Service

Service Number:





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

Additional Information

Commemorated on Page 542 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

XXIV. A. 12.


Groesbeek is located 10 km south east of the town of Nijmegen and close to the German frontier. The Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery is 3 km north of the village and 1500 metres east of the main road to Nijmegen. On leaving the A73 motorway at the junction Overasselt Mook Groesbeek follow directions to Mook. Follow direction signs towards Mook War cemetery. After passing Mook War cemetery continue to the village of Groesbeek to a set of traffic lights. Turn left at the lights onto Dorpstraat passing through Groesbeek. The road name then changes to Molenweg. A Commonwealth War Graves Commission direction sign indicates the right hand turning from Molenweg onto the Zeven Heuvelenweg. The Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery is located on the right hand side, about 1 km after entering this road. On the Memorial in the Canadian War Cemetery at Groesbeek are inscribed the following words:
Pro amicis mortui amicis vivimus, We live in the hearts of friends for whom we died.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Francis Masterson McGarrell– Francis McGarrell was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John T. McGarrell of 234 Picadilly Street. He joined the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps in London in 1942 and was a Sergeant instructor at Red Deer, Alberta for two years. Reverted to the rank of Private to go overseas with the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry. Killed in action in Germany
  • London Book of Remembrance– Page noting FM McGarrell, from City of London, Ontario Books of Remembrance, online. Biography and photo also available and the City's brochure.

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