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Charles Raymond Botham

In memory of:

Private Charles Raymond Botham

May 23, 1944

Military Service

Service Number:







Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


January 9, 1924
Plato, Saskatchewan


April 28, 1943
Regina, Saskatchewan

Son of Robert Samuel and Doris Lillian Botham, of Plato, Saskatchewan.

Brother of Able Seaman Robert John Botham, who died while serving with the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve.

Commemorated on Page 254 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. A. 11.


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

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  • Id Card– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of CHARLES RAYMOND BOTHAM– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Telegram– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Remembering brothers lost … Brothers In Arms Memorial, Zonnebeke, BE … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens … May 2022
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Regina Leader Post July 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Robert Frederick (Fred) Redhead– Robert Frederick (Fred) Redhead places a poppy on the grave of Ray Botham in 1985, during a 40th anniversary Legion tour of Europe. Fred and Ray were childhood friends in Plato, Saskatchewan.
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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