Language selection


Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Emile Basque

In memory of:

Private Emile Basque

May 23, 1944

Military Service

Service Number:







Seaforth Highlanders of Canada

Additional Information

Son of Frederick Guillaume Basque and Marguerite Basque. Husband of Marie Louise Basque, of Dalhousie, New Brunswick.

Commemorated on Page 244 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:

IX. D. 22.


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 at 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 CASSINO WAR 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.

Digital Collection

Send us your images

  • Photo of Emile Basque
  • Cemetery– Cassino War Cemetery with Pte. Emile Basque info.
  • Letter– Department of National Defence Army
  • Letter– Letter from the Canadian Red Cross
  • Letter– Note from Canada House London, UK
  • Gravemarker– Cassino War Cemetery, province of Frosinone, Italy
  • Gravemarker photo 2– Cassino War Cemetery, province of Frosinone, Italy
  • Service Certificate– Private Emile Basque's Service Certificate
  • Photo of Samuel Breau– Youth Delegate, Samuel Breau, centre, assists Canadian veteran Ivan Gunter, left, in placing a wreath at Agira Canadian War Cemetery on Monday, November 1, 2004, to honour Canadian veterans who died during the action in Sicily. At right is Youth Delegate Maureen Story.
  • Biography
  • Biography Page 2
  • Grave Marker– Gravestone Cassino War Cemetery, Italy
  • Grave Marker– Gravestone with Monte Cassino in background, Cassino War Cemetery, Italy

Learn more about the Canadian Virtual War Memorial

To learn more please visit our help page. If you have questions or comments regarding the information contained in this registry, email or call us. For inquiries regarding the names and information found in the RCMP Honour Roll, please email the RCMP.

Date modified: