November 9, 2017
The Dutch-Canadians Remember as One committee is transitioning its experience and expertise to form a new committee called “Heroes of Huron” to expand the biographical content for our Huron County fallen.
Our mission – over 700 biographies
We intend to expand the biographical information on all our Huron County fallen, including World War Two, World War One and other conflicts.
Our vision – for Huron County
We see a day when people will be able to visit any cenotaph in Huron County, and then be able to access biographical information on every name etched on the cenotaph stone, by means of a QR code linked to the heroesofhuron.ca website. (coming soon)
We invite families of our Huron County Heroes to contact us to share your family memorabilia, pictures and stories for website publication.
Please visit our contact page, and we will be in touch with you.
Interested in purchasing "The Men of Huron" book that provides biographical information on each of Huron County's 205 World War Two service people who lost their lives in defence of freedom? Buy online here:
About the Author - Jim Rutledge
Jim is a local historian who resides in Goderich, Ontario. Much of the last ten years has been dedicated to researching all of the 700+ men and women from Huron County who paid the supreme sacrifice during World Wars I and II. He has always been interested in the World Wars as his father was in Group 6 Bomber Command during World War II and a number of his close friends are veterans.
He has researched and published The Men of Huron (1939-1946). This project began in late 2005 and was published in mid-summer of 2009 and to date he has had three printings and is very close to a fourth printing. This book gives you the stories of 204 men.
Presently, he and his research assistant are researching The Heroes of Huron County (1914-1921). This book will cover 510 individuals - each person with their own story to tell.
These books when they are completed will honour and remember all of the men and women who called Huron County home or were born in the county and paid the supreme sacrifice.
Both Jim and Jeanette feel that this is the very least they can do and it is their way of thanking these men and women for all they gave us so we could live in peace, freedom and democracy.