On The War Memorial Trail….. Pieter Thanks Atlantic Canadians For Sending Photos Of WW2 Soldiers

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Pieter surrounded by some of the photo wish lists for Atlantic Canada from the Canadian War Cemeteries in The Netherlands.  (Photo credit: Daria Valkenburg)

February 20, 2021.  On January 4, 2021, Pieter was interviewed on CTV Atlantic’s Live At 5, where he asked viewers in Atlantic Canada for photos of soldiers buried in the Canadian War Cemetery in Holten, The Netherlands. The response was encouraging! (See https://bordencarletonresearchproject.wordpress.com/2021/01/05/on-the-war-memorial-trail-the-search-for-ww2-soldiers-buried-in-the-netherlands-featured-on-ctvs-atlantic-live-at-5/ for more information.) 

Missed the January 4 broadcast? Click here:  https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=2111996&jwsource=em

Since the broadcast, submissions continue to come in for soldiers buried in Canadian War Cemeteries in The Netherlands, Belgium, and Italy. All submissions of Canadian soldiers buried in other cemeteries are welcome for the Atlantic Canada Remembers postings. 

While the original broadcast discussed a wish list of photos for soldiers from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick from the Canadian War Cemetery in Holten, wish lists soon reached Pieter from the Canadian War Cemeteries in Groesbeek and Bergen Op Zoom.  (A wish list for photos of soldiers from Prince Edward Island has been mostly fulfilled.)

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Wish lists for photos of soldiers from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick who are buried in The Netherlands are slowly being fulfilled.  (Photo credit: Daria Valkenburg)

On January 13, 2021, CTV Atlantic’s Live At 5 ran an update, which included interviews with Edwin van der Wolf, a volunteer at the Canadian War Cemetery in Holten, The Netherlands, and with Darlene and David Roberts, who had submitted a photo of David’s uncle, Bobby Nickerson.  (See https://bordencarletonresearchproject.wordpress.com/2021/01/13/on-the-war-memorial-trail-atlantic-canada-remembers-part-2/)

Missed the January 13 broadcast? Click here: https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=2118019&jwsource=em

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Pieter with Edwin van der Wolf at the Canadian War Cemetery in Holten, The Netherlands. (Photo credit: Daria Valkenburg)

On January 14, 2021 CTV posted a web story today to go with the January 13, 2021 broadcast…. See https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/dutch-canadian-man-on-a-mission-to-tell-stories-of-lost-soldiers-1.5266404

Now Pieter has prepared a ‘Thank You Atlantic Canada’ video for all who have contributed photos and stories of WW2 soldiers who are buried overseas.  You can watch it here:

Thank you to all who have shared photos and anecdotes, and to post-production editor Wendy Nattress, who made this YouTube video a reality, and of course to CTV Atlantic’s Live at 5 for helping to get the word out about the photo wish lists.

We will continue to feature photos and stories in our Atlantic Canada Remembers postings. If you have photos or information to share, please email Pieter at dariadv@yahoo.ca, comment on the blog, or tweet to @researchmemori1

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