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Dalton Clair Burns Pocock

In memory of:

Rifleman Dalton Clair Burns Pocock

February 26, 1945

Military Service


Service Number:

B/157996

Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Son of Charles B. and Ada M. Pocock, of Feversham, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 555 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

VIII. 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

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  • Newspaper clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star March 1945. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Dalton Clair Burns Pocock– This photo of Rfn Pocock was taken in 1944 with several other QOR riflemen.
  • Obituary– This obituary of Rfn. Pocock was clipped from a Toronto newspaper in 1945. It has been preserved in a collection of articles on the QOR in WW II by Mrs. Ula Richardson of Toronto.
  • Grave Marker– This photo of Rfn Pocock's gravemarker was taken in June 2003.
  • Photo of Dalton Pocock– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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