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William Homer Grunewald

In memory of:

Warrant Officer Class II William Homer Grunewald

April 15, 1945

Military Service


Service Number:

M/28053

Age:

39

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

Division:

71 L.A.D.

Additional Information


Born:

July 31, 1905
Grangeville, Idaho

Enlistment:

April 10, 1941
Lethbridge, Alberta

Son of William A. and Catherine Grunewald. Husband of Ethel A. Grunewald, of Lethbridge, Alberta.

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:

VIII. A. 2.

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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  • Group Photo– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of William Grunewald– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Group Photo– Homer with his sister Beulah and her husband Roy. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Group Photo– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of William Grunwwald– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Family Memorial– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Service and Casualty Form– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Circumstances of death– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Field Service Form– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Last Pay Certificate– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Estates Branch Inventory– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star April 1945. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star April 1945. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of William Homer Grunewald– Army photo
  • Photo of William Grunewald
  • Photo of William Grunewald– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of William Grunewald– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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