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Charles Douglas O'Brien

In memory of:

Private Charles Douglas O'Brien

February 18, 1945

Military Service


Service Number:

H/62643

Age:

33

Force:

Army

Unit:

Toronto Scottish Regiment (M.G.), R.C.I.C.

Citation(s):

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

Additional Information


Born:

December 10, 1911
Dungola, Ontario

Enlistment:

March 18, 1941
Port Arthur, Ontario

Son of Charles Percival and Lena Gertrude O'Brien, of Norland, Ontario.

Brother of Private Irven Lloyd O'Brien, who died during service with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's).

Brother of Private Sanford O'Brien, who died during service with the Irish Regiment of Canada, R.C.I.C.

Commemorated on Page 550 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:

XXV. B. 13.

Location:

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

  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– W.Douglas O'Brien and 2 brothers KIA
Source:Toronto Star 'Pages of the Past'
online archivem 1945, March 2, p.2.
Note names don't exactly match VWM listings
  • Memorial

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