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Donald David Chadbolt

In memory of:

Lieutenant Donald David Chadbolt

February 26, 1945

Military Service






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

Additional Information

Son of John Walter Chadbolt, and of Anna Chadbolt, of Hardisty, Alberta.

Commemorated on Page 502 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:

VIII. H. 9.


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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  • Grave Marker– Flags and flowers placed at headstone April 7, 2019
  • Photo of Donald David Chadbolt– Lieutenant Chadbolt joined the QOR of C as a  replacement officer in January 1945. He died leading 7 Platoon of Alpha Coy in combat at Steeg, Germany during the Rhineland campaign.
  • Grave marker– Ths photo of Lieut Chadbolt's gravemarker at Groesbeek Cemetery was taken in June 2003.

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