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James Wheeler Jewer

In memory of:

Gunner James Wheeler Jewer

July 5, 1943

Military Service

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Royal Canadian Artillery

Additional Information


January 3, 1921
St. Catharines, Ontario


September 10, 1939
St. Catharines, Ontario

Adopted son of James and Ethel Jewer of St. Catharines, Ontario.

He was one of 53 Canadians who lost their lives on July 4-5, 1943. They were travelling in convoy KMS-18B on their way to Sicily, Italy, for Operation Husky. Three ships (City of Venice, St. Essylt and Devis) were torpedoed and sunk by German u-boats in the Mediterranean Sea near Alger, Algeria.

Commemorated on Page 174 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

Panel 14.


Cassino War Cemetery lies in the Commune of Cassino, Province of Frosinone, 139 kilometres south-east of Rome. It is situated in the valley of the River Liri immediately below the southern spurs of the central Apennines. Above it a distance of one kilometre is the dominating hill on which stands the Abbey of Monte Cassino, founded by St. Benedict in the year 529 on the site of an ancient temple of Apollo. If approaching the cemetery by road, follow the Highway A2 from Rome to Naples and leave it at the Cassino exit. After passing the pay booths, follow the sign for Cassino. At the traffic lights, after a block of flats, turn right towards the locality of S. Angelo and the CWGC signs will then be seen.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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