Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Evendon Ellwood

In memory of:

Rifleman John Evendon Ellwood

March 3, 1945

Military Service

Service Number:







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

Additional Information

Son of John and Amelia Ellwood, of Toronto, Ontario; husband of Lillian Ellwood, of Toronto.

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

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

VII. 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.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of John Evendon Ellwood– Rifleman Ellwood enlisted in the Artillery in 1942 and went to England in June 1944.  He remustered to Infantry towards the end of 1944 during the manpower crisis.  As a replacement, he came to the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada in Holland and was killed fighting in the Balberger Wald (in Germany).
  • Obituary– This obituary of Rifleman Ellwood was clipped from a Toronto paper in 1945 by Mrs Josie McQuade.
  • Grave Marker– This photo of Rfn Ellwood's gravemarker was taken in June 2003.

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