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William James Sheppard

In memory of:

Lieutenant William James Sheppard

February 26, 1945

Military Service


Force:

Army

Unit:

The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 563 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:

X. E. 11.

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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  • Photo of WILLIAM JAMES SHEPPARD– Lieutenant William James Sheppard, killed in action on February 26, 1945, in an ambush by the enemy in the Hochwald Forest in Germany during the liberation of The Netherlands.  He left a large void in the hearts of all who knew and loved him and he will never be forgotten.  Rest in Peace, Uncle Bill.
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of William James Sheppard– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of William James Sheppard– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of William James Sheppard– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo– Helen and Leonore in Holland. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of William James Sheppard– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photos– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker
  • Tank– Sherman Tank at the entrance of the Groesbeek Cemetery
  • Entrance

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