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Walter Strang

In memory of:

Private Walter Strang

April 19, 1945


Hoevelaken, Netherlands

Military Service


Service Number:

B/77074

Age:

36

Force:

Army

Unit:

Loyal Edmonton Regiment, R.C.I.C.

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, War Medal 1939-45.

Additional Information


Born:

December 1, 1908
Glasgow, Scotland

Enlistment:

September 26, 1940
Toronto, Ontario

Son of Walter Martin Strang and Jeannie McFarland Strang of Toronto, Ontario. Brother of Alex, Archie, Duncan, James, Elizabeth and Margaret. Husband of Florence Strang, of Toronto, Ontario.

The town of Hoevelaken renamed a street as Pte Walter (Jock) Strang in a ceremony on 29 November 2007. Private Strang was previously honoured on a small cenotaph which stood at the site where he died in battle during the liberation of Hoevelaken from occupying German troops. Ian Strang, a nephew of Private Strang flew to the Netherlands to attend the ceremony, along with three of his Private Strangs' comrades from the Loyal Edmonton Regiment.

Commemorated on Page 568 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:

XIV. E. 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.

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  • Memorial– Photo of memorial in Hoevelaken, Netherlands
  • Memorial– Photo 2 of memorial in Hoevelaken, Netherlands
  • Photo of WALTER STRANG– Photo 3 of memorial in Hoevelaken, Netherlands
  • Grave marker– 2nd row left. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Photo of Walter Strang– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.

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