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Douglas Horace Greenfield

In memory of:

Sergeant Douglas Horace Greenfield

June 4, 1945

Military Service


Service Number:

M/53192

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

The Royal Canadian Corps of Signals

Additional Information


Son of Horace and Bessie Audree Greenfield, of Calgary, Alberta; husband of Phebe Grace Greenfield, of Calgary.

Commemorated on Page 520 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:

IV. A. 10.

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.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave Marker– I live in Holland for 4 years now but I come from Lacombe, Alberta and I was visiting this cemetery and this was the first grave I stopped at. It struck a chord because he was from Calgary (1.5 hours from my home town). I thought his relatives might like to know he's resting peacefully in a very beautiful, serene place. Thanks for affording me the opportunity to live and love in such a beautiful place. RIP.
  • Grave Marker– Grave of Sgt. M-53192 Douglas H. Greenfield who served with the R.C.C.S.
He DOW on June 4th 1945 at the age of 21.
  • Tank– Tank at the entrance of the Groesbeek Cemetery
  • Entrance– Entrance of the Groesbeek Cemetery
  • Medals– Sgt. Greenfield's Grouping
  • Memorial Cross– Sgt. Greenfield's Wife's Memorial Cross
  • Memorial Bar– Sgt. Greenfield's Memorial Bar
  • Letter– Next of Kin Certificate
  • Close up of Memorial Cross– Memorial Cross of Douglas H. Greenfield
  • Dog Tag– Dog tag of Douglas H. Greenfield

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