Discussion in 'WW2 Battlefields Today' started by 17thDYRCH, Aug 27, 2015.
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I am trying to get some info on Rfn D patience who died on 6 April 1945. Would you know the temporary grave site for the QOR before being mover to the Groesbeek Canadian war cemetery?
Was Donald treated at the 1st Canadian general hospital?
Was he attached to C coy QOR?
Hope you can help
Thank you for your posts
The Graves Concentration Unit document indicates that the body of Donald Patience was moved from the Temporary Canadian Burial Ground in Nijmegen, map reference 690595. This map reference appears to correspond with Jonkerbos Military Cemetery. Sorry I cannot answer your other questions. Most WW2 Admissions and Discharge Registers still appear to be closed to public scrutiny
Thank you very much for your prompt reply. Wonderful stuff
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... and thank you John!
BTW - Jonkerbosch might indicate that he was brought back to Nijmegen to one of the Military Hospitals in the town as a WIA , only to succumb from his wounds. As a KIA, he probably would have been buried at one of the smaller temporary field cemeteries near the actual frontline and would have ended up in a grave at the Holten War Cemetery. The Canadian victims were buried there from about April 1st, 1945.
Krrc - You might have a look at Zuehlke's book "On to Victory" for more detailed info on the battle for Rha.
New member here. Great read DYRCH and stolpi. I also visited some of the sites you did in 2015 with my teenage children. It was awesome yet humbling. We have been to 10 Canadian War Cemeteries in NWE and Italy. We visited the graves of some of my friends uncles who died in France, Germany, and Netherlands. We were at Falaise Gap. Juno, Gold , and Sword Beaches. Dieppe. Vimy Ridge. The Leopold Canal. The Breskins Pocket. The Scheldt. Groesbeek. The Rheinland ( hiked through the Moyland Wood and the Hochwald Forest ). Emmercih. Deventer. Berlin. Bastogne. And Ortona. I wish I would have seen this post before we went. There are so many places and monuments that you listed that we missed. Myabe next time. Again, thanks for the great post.
As an add on for the 2nd Division's capture of Groningen: I ran into this article, written by Ralph Dykstra, from the Army doctrine and Training Bulletin, describing the urban battlefield of Groningen.
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