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Cecil Stanley Wharton

In memory of:

Guardsman Cecil Stanley Wharton

February 26, 1945

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Grenadier Guards, R.C.A.C.


22nd Armd. Regt.

Additional Information


April 23, 1924
Toronto, Ontario


June 4, 1943
Toronto, Ontario

Son of Freeman John and Alice (nee Whiles) Wharton, of Mount Dennis, Ontario. Brother of Leonard Arthur Wharton who died while serving with the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve.

Commemorated on Page 575 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

XXIV. C. 13.


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

  • Grave marker– Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens ... May 2022
  • Cross of Sacrifice– Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens ... May 2022
  • Photo of Cecil Wharton
  • Photo of Cecil Wharton
  • Grave Marker

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