Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Theodorus Benedictus Kroon

In memory of
Sergeant
Theodorus Benedictus Kroon
July 12, 1943

Military Service:

Service Number:
A/2102
Age:
37
Force:
Army
Unit:
The Royal Canadian Corps of Signals
Division:
1 Div. Sigs.

Additional Information:

Born:
December 1, 1905 Hillegom, Zuid, Netherlands
Enlistment:
September 6, 1939 London, Ontario

Son of George and Johanna Kroon of Hillegom, Netherlands.

Commemorated on Page 178 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
AGIRA CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY , Italy
Grave Reference:
C, F, 333.
Location:
Agira Canadian War Cemetery lies in the Commune of Agira, Province of Enna, in the centre of Sicily. From the autostrada A19, Catania-Palermo, take the exit to Catenanuova. Follow signposts to Regalbuto, then pass Regalbuto, going in the direction of Agira. The Cemetery is then signposted about 12 kilometres from Regalbuto. On 10 July 1943, following the successful conclusion of the north African campaign in mid May, a combined allied force of 160,000 Commonwealth and American troops invaded Sicily as a prelude to the assault on mainland Italy. The Italians, who would shortly make peace with the Allies and re-enter the war on their side, offered little determined resistance but German opposition was vigorous and stubborn. The campaign in Sicily came to an end on 17 August when the two allied forces came together at Messina, but failed to cut off the retreating Axis lines. Agira was taken by the 1st Canadian Division of 28 July and the site for the war cemetery was chosen in September for the burial of all Canadians who had been killed in the Sicily campaign. Agira Canadian War Cemetery contains 491 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Entrance
  • Agira Canadian War Cemetery
  • Agira Canadian War Cemetery
  • View of Mt. Enna
  • Grave Marker – Visit and photos taken during RCR and Signallers Op Husky Battlefield Tour October 2010. (Richard, Thomson, Holsworth, Nolan)
  • Commemoration Marker – OP Husky 2013 Commemoration Marker sponsored by MGen (retd) John Leech

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