For over 70 years the initials H.W.R. remained anonymous, carved into the side of a tree in a little town in northern Holland. A Ranger

named Booi Kluiving discovered the tree and took a photo of it. Dutch journalist, Ernst Arbouw saw the photo and set out to see if he could trace who the initials belonged too. He was able to connect the initials to a young WWII Canadian soldier named Harold Wilbert Rozsell. Tragically Harold was killed shortly after he would have carved his initials and sadly just a few days before he was to return home.

CTV National News did a wonderful story on Remembrance Day 2019 around my song H.W.R. and the story of this Canadian Hero. And it was so nice that I was able to meet H.W.R.'s neice.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1826861


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