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Nathan Tietlebaum

In memory of:

Sergeant Nathan Tietlebaum

October 13, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

D/3384

Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars, R.C.A.C.

Division:

7th Reconnaissance Regt.

Additional Information


Born:

February 25, 1917
Montreal, Québec

Enlistment:

July 26, 1940
Montreal, Québec

Son of Lazarus and Lillian Tietlebaum.

Commemorated on Page 462 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

GROESBEEK MEMORIAL
Netherlands

Grave Reference:

Panel 10.

Location:

During the Second World War, many thousands of men and women from all countries of the British Commonwealth and Empire lost their lives in trying to repel the German invasion of the Netherlands and Belgium in 1940, and in the ensuing struggle to liberate the occupied countries. Some 11,000 of these have their graves in Belgium and nearly 20,000 lie in the Netherlands. Of this number, there are over 1,000 who have no known grave. The Groesbeek Memorial, which stands in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, about 10 kilometres south-east of the Dutch town of Nijmegen, commemorates by name these members of the Commonwealth land forces who died during the campaign in North-West Europe between the time of crossing the Seine at the end of August 1944, and the end of the war in Europe. The Groesbeek Memorial consists of twin colonnaded buildings which face each other across the turfed forecourt of the Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, between the entrance and the Stone of Remembrance. The names of the men commemorated are inscribed in panels of Portland stone built into the rear walls, and within each building are inscribed the words:


The walls bear the names of the soldiers
Of the British Commonwealth and Empire
Who fell in the advance from the river seine
Through the low countries and into Germany
But to whom the fortune of war denied
A known and honoured grave.
30TH AUGUST 1944 - 5TH MAY 1945

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of Nathan Tietlebaum– Nathan Tietlebaum is honoured on page 78 of the memorial book,
CANADIAN JEWS IN WORLD WAR II, Part II: Casualties,
compiled by David Rome for the Canadian Jewish Congress, Montreal, 1948.  
This extract is provided courtesy of the Canadian Jewish Congress which holds the copyright for this volume.  For additional information about these archival records, please contact:
The Canadian Jewish Congress National Archives 
1590 Ave. Docteur Penfield, Montreal, Que. H3G 1C5 (Canada)
telephone: 514-931-7531 ex. 2 
facsimile:  514-931-0548 
website:     www.cjc.ca

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