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Remembering WWII Nova Scotia Casualties  
Anthony, Edmond McLellan   Armstrong, Howard Woodlow    Beaton, Douglas Angus    Beaton, John Angus   Bellefontaine, Lawrence Frederick   Bickle, Frederick   Bond, Carl Rufus   Boudreau, Richard Joseph   Boutilier, Burnham Edward   Boyd, Alexander   Brown, Ernest Macpherson   Brown,William Eben   Buchanan, George Allan   Buchanan, Kenneth Purdy   Burke, Abraham Bernard    Callin, William Edward    Carr, William Borden    Cavanagh, Peter Allister   Colford, Lorne Mart   Comeau, Joseph Ambroise   Comeau, Joseph Denis   Creelman, James Iverson   Crook, Franklin Joseph   Cross, Richard Earl   Cunningham, Belton La Forrest   Dash, Karl Evans   Davis, William George    Earle, Thomas Irvine   Fife, Donald Mayford   Fougere, Joseph Gerald   Grant, William Howard   Hamilton, Merle Vincent     Hartling, Everett Emmerson   Harvey, Robert Cecil   Hill, Edwin   Hodder, Murray Albert   Hubbard, Paul Henry   Hyson, Ronald Victor    Johnson, Gordon Frederick    Johnson, Lorimer Lee    Langille, Ira Charles    Lucas, Lawrence Edward   MacKenzie, Donald Charles   MacLean, Gus   MacLean, Neil Roderick   MacLennan, Colin Robinson   MacLeod, Joseph Taylor   Marsh, Lewis Wilkieson   Marshall, Olen Byron    McKinnon, John Charles   McLellan, Hector Daniel   Mills, Richard Bruce   Mombourquette, Frank    Mosher, Sydney Guy   Moulins, Joseph Paul    Muirhead, Howard Hector   Mulcahy, Francis Leslie   Murphy, James Gordon   Murray, Lloyd William   Murray, John James   Murray, James Gordon   Nearing, Joseph Aloysius    Nicholson, William Allen   O'Handley, Aloysius Joseph   O'Neil, Edward Henry   Penny, Vincent   Poirier, George    Poulin, Joseph Olivier Bernard   Purcell, Arthur Francis    Raney, Richard Joseph    Richard, Edmund Sylvester    Richard, Louis Graham   Ringer, Brenton Leroy    Robicheau, Joseph Edmond   Robicheau, Percy James   Rogers, Frederick Erven    Sampson, Edmund    Smith, Frederick Isiah    Smith, Horace Mansley   Spidle, Ford Hilton    Thomas, Robert Bernard    Winsa, Gustof Evald
Nova Scotian Casualties of WWII  buried in the Holten Canadian War Cemetery, Netherlands.
Each Christmas Eve the school children from the town of Deventer, in the Netherlands light candles and place  them on the graves in the Holten Canadian War Cemetery.   2016 will be the 25th year of this remembrance initiative. As the daylight fades, the entrance gates are open for the arrival of the children, each carrying a lighted candle.  Footsteps pass between the grave markers and each child quietly moves throughout the vast cemetery to place a glowing candle before a grave.  Before long, the landscape glows in a brilliant golden hue across the ground and reflects upward on the names of the one thousand three hundred and fifty-five Canadians, the thirty-six British, the two Australians, and the one Belgian, men who have rested here for some seventy years.  Among these are the gravestone of eighty-two casualties from Nova Scotia.
Photo: Frans van Cappellen Christmas Eve 2009, Holten Canadian War Cemetery
Holten Canadian War Cemetery, Netherlands