Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Luther Whitfield Elder

In memory of:

Private Luther Whitfield Elder

January 11, 1945

Military Service

Service Number:





Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada

Additional Information

Commemorated on Page 512 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

III. C. 10.


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 Luther Elder– Luther Elder( always know to the family as "Tiny") is on the right.
  • Back of photo– Luther was always known to the family as "Tiny". His Step fathers name was McKay.
  • Photo of Luther Elder
  • Back of photo– This was written on the back of the picture "Tiny in Uniform"
  • Newspaper Clipping– There are a few inaccuracies. Tiny  was a private  not  a Sgt., unless he got a posthumous promotion and he was in the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders  of Canada,  not the Princess Pat's.
  • Grave Marker– Grave of Pvt. H-3533 Luther W. (Tiny) Elder of the Queens own Cameron Highlanders of Canada.  KIA Jan. 11th 1945.
  • Tank– Tank at the entrance of the Groesbeek Cemetery
  • Entrance– Entrance of the Groesbeek Cemetery

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