Military Service Recognition Book
Ontario Provincial Command
Military Service Recognition Book – Submission Form
Downloadable at http://www.on.legion.ca
Information Required for Story Submission
Name of Military Person
Please print clearly!
Place of Birth
Date of Birth(m/d/y)
Branch of Service: Navy
Date of Death(m/d/y)
Date of Enlistment
Date of Discharge
i.e.- North Shore, Carleton York, CWAC,
names of Ships, Squadrons, etc.
Areas Servedi.e. - Canada, High Seas, England, C/E, Korea, SDA (please name), etc.
Killed in Action? Yes
Year of Death
Was/Is a Member of Legion (Name & #): Yes
Submitted by (Name)
How many years?
Branch Name & #
Was permission given by individual or family to use submission? Yes
Additional Information: Please attach a paragraph if you
wish, maximum 150 words.
Please include photograph, but do not use staples,
paper clips or tape.
For example: special things the veteran did in the service, was
he/she wounded, POW, special unusual awards, awards for
bravery, i.e., VC, DSC, DFC, MC, MM, etc., or perhaps what the
veteran did upon return to civilian life.
Also, do not write on the back of the photograph as
this could damage the photo.
Faxed copies will not be accepted.
Please return your completed Submission Form and
photograph to your local Legion Branch.
THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION
ALBERTA-NORTHWEST TERRITORIES COMMAND
Holand, Marvin Thomas “Marv”
Marv was born in Viking, Alberta in 1953. He enlisted the Royal Canadian
Navy in March 1971 and served on HMCS Terra Nova from October 1971
to July 1974. Marv served on the West Coast of Canada and in support of
Canadian personnel with the International Commission for Control and
Supervision (ICCS) in Vietnam as part of the WESTPLOY 73 tour. He was
awarded the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal. Marv works in
oilfields around the world, including Iraq, Botswana, Australia, and India.
He has been a member of Legion Branch EID #63 in Brooks, Alberta for
38 years. His father Thomas served in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer
Reserve during World War II.
Holand, Thomas Olaf
Thomas was born in Viking, Alberta in 1922. He served as an Able Seaman
during World War II with the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve
aboard HMCS Courtenay and HMCS Prince Robert and at the Jericho
Beach detachment in Vancouver. Thomas was awarded the 1939-1945 Star,
the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Overseas Bar for service off
Canada’s West Coast, and the 1939-1945 War Medal. His son Marvin also
served in the Royal Canadian Navy. Thomas passed away in 2004.
Wilfred was likely living in the Lougheed or Coronation regions of Alberta
when he enlisted in the 51st Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force in
1915. He served during World War I with the rank of Sergeant. No further
information is available.