Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Emmanuel Markus Sparrow

In memory of
Company Quarter Master Sergeant
Emmanuel Markus Sparrow
January 3, 1945

Military Service:

Service Number:
F/54753
Age:
23
Force:
Army
Unit:
Cape Breton Highlanders, R.C.I.C

Additional Information:

Son of Cecil John and Helen Sparrow; husband of Helen M. Sparrow.

Commemorated on Page 566 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
VILLANOVA CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY , Italy
Grave Reference:
III, B, 5.
Location:
Villanova lies in the Commune of Bagnacavallo in the Province of Ravenna, and is typical of the agricultural villages of the low lying Romagna plain. Take Highway A14, Bologna-Taranto, and branch off at Imola following the direction of Ravenna. Villanova is 3 kilometres south-west of the main road from Ferrara to Ravenna (Route No.16) at Via Chiesa. If approaching from Ferrara, leave the main road by turning right on the outskirts of the village of Mezzano. If approaching from Ravenna, the visitor should turn left immediately after crossing the bridge over the River Lamone. Proceeding south-west from Mezzano the road runs parallel to the River Lamone until reaching Villanova. The visitor should bear right across the village square and leave it at the far corner by the road leading to the Villanova Canadian War Cemetery. The cemetery is permanently open and may be visited outside the working hours of the local gardening staff, but will be unmanned.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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