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William Arthur Huestis

In memory of:

Private William Arthur Huestis

February 26, 1969

Mechede, Germany

Military Service


Service Number:

SF 104308

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

The Royal Canadian Regiment

Division:

2nd Battalion

Citation(s):

Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal, Special Service Medal, United Nations Forces in Cyprus (UNFICYP),

Additional Information


Born:

March 7, 1946
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia

Enlistment:

August 12, 1963
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Son of Willia and Lily (nee Broadbent) Huestis of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Brother of Roger.

Commemorated on Page 146 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

WERL CENTRAL CEMETERY
Germany

Grave Reference:

Plot 4, Row G, Grave # 6

Location:

There were 448 Canadians (124 Post-War military and 324 Dependants) buried in the Central Cemetery in Werl, Germany. Unlike most of North America, in most locations in Europe plots are not acquired in perpetuity but rather for a specific period of time, normally 20 to 25 years, after which the grave marker is removed and eventually the plot is reused. Fortunately, the burials in both two Canadian Sections in Werl were leased by Canada and there has been no loss of graves.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of WILLIAM ARTHUR HUESTIS– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of WILLIAM ARTHUR HUESTIS– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave Marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me

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