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Leonard Cheslie Trites

In memory of:

Sergeant Leonard Cheslie Trites

August 7, 1943

Military Service

Service Number:







Royal Canadian Artillery


2 Field Regt.

Additional Information


October 13, 1910
Moncton, New Brunswick


September 14, 1939
Moncton, New Brunswick

Son of Ethel Trites of Lewisville, New Brunswick. Husband of Florence Trites of Lewisville, New Brunswick.

Commemorated on Page 221 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:

C, A, 257.


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.

Digital Collection

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  • Family Photo– Leonard Cheslie Trites, with his wife, Florence Jeanne (née Bourgeois) and sons, Leonard and Leverett, just before he left for the United Kingdom
  • Grave marker– Grave marker from Leonard Trites' grave at Agira Canadian War Cemetery.
  • Entrance
  • Agira Canadian War Cemetery
  • Agira Canadian War Cemetery
  • View of Mt. Enna
  • Memorial Cross– Submitted by Operation Picture Me
  • Inscription– Submitted by Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Leonard Cheslie Trites– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Grave Marker– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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