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Charles Melvyn Crellin

In memory of:

Private Charles Melvyn Crellin

December 20, 1944

Military Service

Service Number:







Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada

Additional Information

Son of John Crellin, and of Effie Crellin, of Welwyn, Saskatchewan.

Commemorated on Page 282 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:

II. C. 5.


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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  • Photo of CHARLES MELVYN CRELLIN– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Charles Crellin– A part of his regiment has the kitchen for the soldiers by my father in the garden that was in Mook Molenhoek near Groesbeek
  • Document– This was an agreement from my father to adopt the grave of Charles Melvin Crellin
  • Grave Marker– The picture is from the War Cementry in Groesbeek  Netherlands. 
He died with Robert Cameron on December 20, 1944 in Kalkar Germany. Both men served with the Queen`s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada.

This is the text on the grave of Charles Melvin Crellin .
With a cheery smile a wave of the hand he wandered into an unknown land

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