THE PERTH REGIMENT OF CANADA

 

CASSINO WAR CEMETERY, Italy

 

Cassino War Cemetery lies in the Commune of Cassino, Province of Frosinone, 139 kilometres south-east of Rome.

The site was originally selected for a war cemetery in January 1944, but the development of the battle during the first five months of that year made it impossible to use it until after the Germans had withdrawn from Cassino. During these early months of 1944, Cassino saw some of the fiercest fighting of the Italian campaign, the town itself and the dominating Monastery Hill proving the most stubborn obstacles encountered in the advance towards Rome. The greater part of the soldiers buried in the war cemetery lost their lives in the battles during these months. There are now over 4,000, 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, over 200 are unidentified and two special memorials have been erected to men who were originally buried in other cemeteries in the vicinity but whose graves have been lost. One commemorates two soldiers who were buried in Portella Military Cemetery, and the other, a soldier who was buried in Campobasso Military Cemetery. Within the cemetery stands the Cassino Memorial, which commemorates over 4,000 men of the Commonwealth land forces who gave their lives during the campaign in Sicily and Italy and have no known graves. A memorial which stands just south of the Cassino-Naples road in the village of Pastinelle, 3 kilometres east of Cassino, commemorates the visit of HM King George VI to the battlefield. It consists of a marble column upon which the Royal Coat of Arms has been carved in relief and above which is written in English and Italian:- "This path was walked on the twenty-second day of July, 1944 by His Majesty King George VI on the occasion of his visit to Cassino."

A/21239 CPL. ROBERT J. ADAIR, died Friday, 26th May 1944. Age 23.
Son of Frank Roy and Dorothy Adair; husband of Pauline Patricia Adair, of Crayford, Kent.
Grave Reference: V.F.10.

C/10186 PTE. GORDON ALLIN, died Tuesday, 18th April 1944. Age 23.
Son of Albert Henry and Kate Allin, of Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada.
Grave Reference: V.E.9.

A/11298 PTE. JACK EDWARD BAILEY, died on Sunday, 28th May 1944. Age 28.
Son of Issac and Elizabeth Bailey; husband of Laura Alberta Bailey, of Stratford, Ontario, Canada.
Grave Reference: V.C.13.

K/50182 PTE. IRVINE BOWLES, died on Friday, 26th May 1944. Age 31.
Son of Arthur and Jennie Bowles; husband of Deborah Mae Bowles, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Grave Reference: V.F.3.

G/22893 PTE. GERMAIN CAMERON, died Friday, 26th May 1944. Age 27.
Son of John James Cameron and Alice Cameron, of Black River, Northumberland Co., New Brunswick.
Grave Reference: V.F.11.

M/106715 PTE. NEIL CAMERON, died Friday, 21st April 1944. Age 21.
Son of Fred F. and Florence M. Cameron, of Rocky Rapids, Alberta, Canada.
Grave Reference: V.E.18.

K/49145 PTE. CHARLES A. CAREY, died Friday, 21st April 1944.
Grave Reference: IV.H.4.

A/22244 PTE. JAMES CLOWATER, died Friday,26th May 1944. Age 20.
Son of James and Minnie M. Clowater, of Fredericton, Nova Scotia.
Grave Reference: V.F.7.

B/77698 PTE. JOHN MCGREGOR CLYDE, died Wednesday, 20th December 1944. Age 24.
Son of Robert and Margaret McGregor Clyde, of Toronto, Ontario.
Grave Reference: Panel 14.

B/133184 PTE. DELBERT ALEXANDER COLLIER, died Monday, 17th January 1944.
Son of Frank and Janet Collier, of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.
Grave Reference: Panel 14.

C/73673 L/CPL THOMAS FRANCIS COLLINS, died Tuesday, 18th January 1944. Age 21.
Son of Norton J. and Mary C. Collins, of Kingston, Ontario.
Grave Reference: Panel 14.

A/56875 PTE. RUSSELL GEORGE DAHMER, died Friday, 26th May 1944.
Grave Reference: V.F.8.

A/116764 PTE. GEORGE ARNOLD DAY, died Sunday, 28th May 1944. Age 21.
Son of John I. and Mira A. Day, of Harrow.
Grave Reference: V.C.12.

D/71247 PTE. LESTER LOMAX DORION, died Friday, 26th May 1944. Age 29.
Son of Albert Lester Dorion and Ann Lomax Dorion, of St. Andrews East, Province of Quebec.
Grave Reference: V.F.5.

A/11415 CPL. WILLIAM ANDREW DOYLE, died Sunday, 28th May 1944.
Grave Reference: V.C.10.

A/23111 PTE. HENRY DROUILLARD, died Sunday, 28th May 1944.
Grave Reference: V.C.11.

A/105329 PTE. JACK MERVIN EVANS, died Saturday, 22nd April 1944. Age 20.
Son of Jack and Viola Evans, of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
Grave Reference: V.H.1.

A/50486 PTE. WILLIAM SYDNEY FAIRCLOTH , died onMonday, 17th January 1944.
Grave Reference: Panel 14.

B/145968 PTE. CHARLES EDWARD FELTON, died Friday, 21st April 1944.
Grave Reference: V.E.16.

B/46938 PTE. THOMAS GREGORY, died Saturday, 27th May 1944. Age 27.
Son of Benjamin and May Gregory; husband of Anne Gregory, of Redfield, Bristol, England.
Grave Reference: V.F.I.

A/21191 PTE. GEORGE JOSEPH HALEY, died Friday, 26th May 1944. Age 29.
Son of Joseph and Louisa Edith Haley; husband of Cornelia Haley, of Windsor, Ontario.
Grave Reference: V.F.4.

A/103140 PTE. FREDERICK WILLIAM HARDY, died Friday, 21st April 1944. Age 25.
Son of George and Ellen Hardy, of Chatham, Ontario, Canada; husband of Marjorie Aileen Hardy, of Chatham, Ontario.
Grave Reference: V.E.8.

B/133831 PTE. EDWARD JOHN HEWINGS, died Friday, 21st April 1944. Age 22.
Son of Mark and Maud Hewings, of Brantford, Ontario.
Grave Reference: V.H.7.

F/76031 PTE. FRANCIS PAUL HIRTLE, died Saturday, 27th May 1944.
Grave Reference: V.C.8.

B/77088 PTE. KENNETH JARDIN, died Thursday, 20th April 1944. Age 28.
Son of Peter and Katherine Jardin; husband of Yvette Jardin, of Trois Rivieres, Province of Quebec, Canada.
Grave Reference: V.E.21.

A/11463 SGT. SIDNEY JESSOP, died Friday, 26th May 1944. Age 34.
Son of John Edwin and Lily Jessop; husband of Ruth S. Jessop, of San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.
Grave Reference: V.G.11.

B/143937 PTE. WALTER KRAWETZ, died Friday, 26th May 1944. Age 23.
Son of Stephen and Nellie Krawetz, of Honeymoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Grave Reference: V.J.19.

A/11359 L/CPL. LLOYD J. LYONS, died Thursday, 25th May 1944. Age 27.
Son of John J. and Myrtle Lyons, husband of Mildred Louise Lyons,of Owen Sound, Ontario.
Grave Reference: V.J.7.

B/138562 PTE. FRASER HECTOR MacGREGOR, died Wednesday, 13th September 1944. Age 28.
Son of William and Annie MacGregor, of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia.
Grave Reference: Panel 14.

B/42188 PTE. WALLACE ARTHUR MacKEIGAN, died Friday, 21st April 1944. Age 24.
Son of Alexander Wallace MacKeigan and Edith Idella MacKeigan, of Dunnville, Ontario.
Grave Reference: V.H.8.

B/64553 L/CPL. WALTER MARYGLOD, died Monday, 17th January 1944.
Grave Reference: Panel 14.

A/11002 CPL. JOHN RAYMOND McROBB, died Friday, 26th May 1944.
Grave Reference: V.F.9.

A/11392 SGT. PETER NORMAN McRORIE, died Friday, 26th May 1944. Age 27.
Son of Peter and Margaret McRorie, of Chesley Ontario.
Grave Reference: V.F.2.

B/130062 PTE. GEORGE GODDERHAM MONRO, died Monday, 17th January 1944. Age 19.
Son of Neville F. Monro, and of Ethel Muriel Monro,of Toronto, Ontario.
Grave Reference: Panel 14.

D/139948 PTE. EDWARD MORAN, died Sunday, 28th May 1944. Age 21.
Son of Edward and Margaret Moran, of Point St. Charles, Province of Quebec.
Grave Reference: V.H.14.

A/11338 PTE. ALEXANDER GEORGE REID, died Saturday, 13th January 1945. Age 32.
Son of Thomas Ewart Reid and Agnes Isabella Reid.
Grave Reference: Panel 14.

A/11931 PTE. JOHN SYLVESTER CONRAD SCHMIDT, died Monday, 17th January 1944.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. John George Schmidt; husband of Elizabeth Schmidt.
Grave Reference: Panel 14.

A/49675 PTE. JOHN PETER TROJEK, died Monday, 17th January 1944. Age 21.
Son of John and Stephania Trojek, of Erieau, Ontario. Canada.
Grave Reference: Panel 14.

A/105586 PTE. WILLIAM PATRICK SIMPSON, died Saturday, 27th May 1944. Age 22.
Son of Alex and Margaret Simpson, of Stratford, Ontario, Canada.
Grave Reference: V.C.9.

LIEUT. JAMES ALLAN YOUNG, died Thursday, 20th April 1944. Age 27.
Son of Adelbert James Young and Lillian Louise Young, of Dundas Ontario.
Grave Reference: B.A. Panel 14.

B/64486 L/CPL. FREDERICK RICHARD WELLS, died Saturday, 22nd April 1944. Age 21.
Son of Frederick and Nellie C. Wells, of Toronto, Ontario.
Grave Reference: V.E.17.

B/77579 PTE. ROSS COLMER WILLIAMS, died Monday, 17th January 1944.
Grave Reference: Panel 14.

B/88913 PTE. JACK WINDOVER, died Saturday, 27th May 1944. Age 22.
Son of Harry A. and Clara A. Windover, of Toronto, Ontario.
Grave Reference: IX.K.2.


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