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Ivan Malcolm Orser

In memory of:

Sergeant Ivan Malcolm Orser

February 28, 1945
Calcar, Germany

Military Service

Service Number:







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


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

Additional Information


January 4, 1923
Hartland, New Brunswick

Son of George Bliss and Ida Elizabeth Orser (1992 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother) of Hartland, New Brunswick. Husband of Greta R. Orser, father of Joan Lorraine of Upper Woodstock, New Brunswick. Brother of Gerald George, Eldon Reginald, Geraldine Kathryn and Elizabeth Anna Marie. Mrs. Ida Orser was the Silver Cross Mother in 1992.

Commemorated on Page 551 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:

VII. B. 10.


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 Ivan Orser– Son of George and Ida Orser, served in many campaigns during WW2 only to be accidentally killed at his military 
camp in 1945.

Submitted with permission of,
Etta Haywood Faulkner
by Operation Picture Me
  • Monument– Family marker in Greenwood Cementery in Hartland, New Brunswick.

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