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Walter Douglas Armstrong

In memory of:

Warrant Officer Class II Walter Douglas Armstrong

February 16, 1945

Germany

Military Service


Service Number:

L/27753

Age:

25

Force:

Army

Unit:

Regina Rifle Regiment

Citation(s):

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

Honours and Awards:

Military Medal

Additional Information


Born:

December 9, 1919
Elbow, Saskatchewan

Enlistment:

June 24, 1940
Regina, Saskatchewan

Son of George Alexander and Etta Lucinda Armstrong, of Shaunavon, Saskatchewan. Brother of Jack, Bob, Phyllis, Irene, Lois, Marjorie, Jane, Grace, Dorothy and Laura.

Commemorated on Page 492 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Grave 9, Row D, Plot 10

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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  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of WALTER DOUGLAS ARMSTRONG– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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