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Alexander Joseph Ross

In memory of:

Private Alexander Joseph Ross

May 23, 1944

Military Service

Service Number:







Cape Breton Highlanders, R.C.I.C


1939-45 Star, Italy Star, War Medal and Canadian Volunteer Service Medal & Clasp.

Additional Information


April 29, 1911
Inverness, Scotland


February 23, 1940
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Son of Adam and Mary Ross. Husband of Rita Ross of Mount Stewart, Prince Edward Island.

Commemorated on Page 432 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:

IV. B. 16.


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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  • Entrance– Cassino War Cemetery
Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cassino War Cemetery– Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cross of Sacrifice– Cassino War Cemetery
  • Grave Marker– Cassino War Cemetery
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Charlottetown PEI newspaper The Guardian. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of ALEXANDER JOSEPH ROSS– Picture believed to have been taken prior to being deployed to Italy
  • Grave marker for A.J. Ross
  • Grave marker– Photo courtesy of Geoff Wood

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