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Hector William Wilson

In memory of:

Rifleman Hector William Wilson

February 26, 1945

Military Service


Service Number:

B/131997

Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Son of Liford and Annie May Wilson, of Renfrew, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 576 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:

VIII. B. 16.

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– This photo of Rfn Wilson's gravemarker was taken in June 2003.
  • Photo of Hector William Wilson– The picture is dated 1945 on the front.  On the back is written, "Copy of last picture sent us from Holland."
  • Photo of Hector William Wilson– Hector William Wilson 1942.  There is nothing written on the back.
  • Grave Marker– Hector William Wilson's Grave.  On back is written, "Mr. & Mrs. T. Mentjal and daughter Bea at head of Hec's grave.  Taken Nov. 11, 1946."
  • Remembering Hector– Frank Patry, Petty Officer 1st Class, Weapons Engineering Technician Manager with HMCS Athabaskan is pictured with the Grave Marker of Hector William Wilson on July 19, 2012.

Frank was participating in the Nijmegen March 2012 and took this picture on what would have been the exact day of Hector's 88th birthday!!!

A strong reminder of all the celebrations never had, for so many young men and women and their families.

Frank was participating in the Nijmegen March 2012 and took this picture on what would have been the exact day of Hector's 88th birthday!!! 

A strong reminder of all the celebrations never had, for so many young men and women and their families.

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