In honour and remembrance of the 7,600 Canadian fallen during the struggle to liberate Holland, Princess Margriet of the Netherlands will sign a scroll of original heraldic artwork naming the 20 Huron County men who gave their lives during the liberation campaign. This scroll will be mounted for public viewing in Goderich Town Hall. It will be an enduring symbol of the gratitude expressed by the people of the Netherlands.
Here is the scroll wording:
To commemorate the visit of
Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet
of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
to Goderich and Huron County
on Sunday the 14th day of May, Two Thousand and Seventeen.
During her visit, Her Royal Highness unveiled and dedicated a plaque of Honour and Remembrance in Liberation Park recognizing the contribution that Canadian service men and women made during the liberation of the Netherlands in 1944-1945; a tribute in honour to the 7,600 Canadian who made the supreme sacrifice. Canadians of Dutch descent are deeply conscious and remember with immense gratitude the debt of all Canadians who fought for the freedom of the Netherlands. On 5 May, the anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands and on Christmas Eve, special commemorative services are held annually by the Dutch people at seven cemeteries, the final resting place for more than 5700 Canadians including 20 from Huron County. They shall never forget.
They passed out of sight of men by the path of duty and self sacrifice,
giving up their own lives that others might live in freedom.
|Tpr Elliott, Robert||LCpl Kelly. George F.|
|Tpr Evans, Lyle A||Cpl McSpadden, John E.|
|Pte Fawcett, Clifford R||Pte Montgomery, Robert J.|
|Lt Finlayson, Roderick A||Pte Mugford, Earl R.|
|F/O Fraser, James||Pte Murray, Donald M.|
|Pte Hart, Wilburt C.||Pte Ryan, Thomas J.|
|Pte Hoffman, Leonard T.||Pte Sallows, Robert H.|
|Pte Hood, Lloyd||LCpl Straughan, George M.|
|Pte Jamieson, James||Pte Taylor, Melvin|
|Capt Johnston, Kelso J.||Pte Young, Richard K.|