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In Memory of


Cape Breton Highlanders, R.C.I.C
who died on
Tuesday, 1st May 1945. Age 27.

Additional Information: Son of Samuel and Dasie Pearo.

Commemorative Information

Cemetery: HOLTEN CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, Overijssel, Netherlands

Grave Reference/
Panel Number:
III. F. 5.
Location: Holten is a village 20 kilometres east of the town of Deventer, on the main road from Amsterdam to Bremen in Germany. Following the A1 motorway, exit at the Holten junction and join the N322. Passing a signpost for Holten continue along the N332 until reaching a signpost for Holtesberg. Follow signposts for Holterberg until reaching a roundabout which has a Commission direction sign directing visitors towards Molenberterweg. This road leads onto the first right hand turning onto the Holtenbergerweg. The Holtenbergerweg leads onto a non metaled track called Wullenbergweg. After following the track to its end, turn left and the cemetery lies 50 metres further on the left hand side.

Historical Information:

In the cemetery the great majority of the burials are of Canadians who died during the last stages of the war in Holland and during the advance of the Canadian 2nd Corps into northern Germany and across the Ems in April and the first days of May 1945. After the end of hostilities their remains were brought together into this cemetery.

Cape Breton Highlanders War Cemeteries