Canadian Virtual War Memorial
In memory of
December 7, 1944
- Service Number:
- Royal Canadian Dragoons, R.C.A.C.
- 1st Armd. Car Regt.
Son of Joseph Felix and Hannah Ranschaert, of Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada; husband of Jean J. Ranschaert, of Yorkton.
- GRADARA WAR CEMETERY , Italy
- Grave Reference:
- I, H, 69.
- GRADARA WAR CEMETERY is situated in the Commune of Gradara in the Province of Pesaro, at a distance of about 1.5 kilometres from the shores of the Adriatic. To reach the GRADARA WAR CEMETERY from Highway A14 (Bologna-Taranto), exit at Cattolica, which is the nearest town and a seaside resort. The Cemetery is on the main road 5 kilometres south west of the town. The cemetery occupies a unique position on a hillside which was terraced for agriculture, each row of graves taking up one terrace. The site for the cemetery was chosen in November 1944 and it contains the graves of casualties incurred during the advance from Ancona to Rimini (which broke the Gothic Line) and in the heavy fighting around Rimini, which was taken by the Allies on 21st September 1944.
Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
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