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Douglas Cecil Chamberlain

In memory of:

Rifleman Douglas Cecil Chamberlain

March 29, 1945

Military Service


Service Number:

C/34202

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

Regina Rifle Regiment

Division:

1st Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

May 27, 1922
Kazabazua, Quebec

Enlistment:

July 16, 1941
Ottawa, Ontario

Son of Elmer Edward and Violet Jane Chamberlain, of Low, Quebec. Husband of Barbara. Brother of Rufus, Edward, Emily and Betty.

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


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XX. G. 5.

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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