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William Harry Thomas Rankel

In memory of:

Private William Harry Thomas Rankel

February 27, 1945

Military Service

Service Number:







Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada

Additional Information

Son of John A. and Katherine Rankel, of Moose Horn, Manitoba.

Commemorated on Page 557 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

XXV. D. 7.


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 WILLIAM HARRY THOMAS RANKEL– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of William Harry Thomas Rankel– picture taken in Canada
  • Original Grave Marker– original grave site near the battle field
  • Photo of William Harry Thomas Rankel– taken in Canada before being going over seas
  • Grave Marker– Final grave site at GROESBEEK CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY
  • Photo of William Harry Thomas Rankel

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