The Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band has been invited by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch in the Netherlands to participate in the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation. We anticipate that the band’s participation will greatly enhance the celebration of the 70th Anniversary of liberation. It will increase awareness in Kincardine of the important of Canada’s participation in the Liberation in 1944 and 1945. We are excited about this trip from May 1 to 10, where we will be performing in parades and for local groups.
We will also participate in memorial services at two Canadian War Cemeteries in Holten and Groesbeek. In anticipation of our visits to these cemeteries, we have endeavoured to put together a list of Bruce County men who were killed action in the Netherlands. We anticipate honouring these men at their gravesites.
It is very likely that some of these men are known and perhaps related to people still living in Kincardine. If so, we would like to hear from you. Below is a list of some 30 men who are known to be buried at these two cemeteries. Please let us know by email if you would like something special done as a way of honouring their sacrifice. Send any correspondence to: John McManus.
|Last Name||First Name||Community||Virtual War Memorial|
|Ashkewe||Benjamin Roy||Cape Croker Reserve||link|
|Buhlman||Albert Joseph||Carrick Township||link|
|Chambers||James Alexander||Amabel Township||link|
|Collins||Maurice Willis||Arran Township/Dobbinton||link|
|Elliott||Joseph A.||Huron Township||link|
|Filsinger||Reuben George Frederick||Carrick Township||link|
|Finlayson||Roderick A.||Huron Township||link|
|Jones||Howard Arnold||Cape Croker Reserve||link|
|Koenig||Laverne Frederick||Carrick Township/Mildmay||link|
|Masterson||Albert Sidney||St. Edmunds Township/Tobermory||link|
|Montgomery||Robert James||Huron Township||link|
|Myers||William John||Carrick Township/Mildmay||link|
|Pollock||Lorne John||Huron Township/Ripley||link|
|Pyke||Bertram Isaac||Lindsay Township||link|
|Steffler||Alphonse Anthony John||Carrick Township/Mildmay||link|
|Steffler||James Harold||Greenock Township/Cargill||link|
|Watson||John Henry||Albermarle Township/Wiarton||link|