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Peter Jacob Schneider

In memory of:

Rifleman Peter Jacob Schneider

February 16, 1945

Military Service


Service Number:

M/1662

Age:

19

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Winnipeg Rifles

Additional Information


Son of John and Theresa Schneider, of Camrose, Alberta. His brother Nicholas Peter also fell.

Commemorated on Page 562 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. B. 9.

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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  • Grave marker– September 2012 - The flag was at the grave site when I arrived to lay the roses. A rose for each of his brothers and sisters, one of which was my grandfather. My grandmother still has the last letter that Uncle Jack wrote to her, dated February 14, 1945. For as long as I could remember my grandmothers birthday was always a solemn occasion, which I never understood until I visited Uncle Jack's grave. I never knew that he was killed on her birthday.
  • Paying respects– My Grandfather, Peter Schneider, at his brother's grave.
  • Grave marker– Lieutenant-Colonel Rogozinsky visits the grave of Rifleman P.J. Schneider who is buried at the Groesbeek Commonwealth cemetery in the Netherlands. LCol Rogozinsky left behind a message from Rifleman Schneider's sister who lives in Edmonton and has never had an opportunity to visit her brother's grave.Photo Sgt David Snashall, July 22, 2004, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

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