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Kenneth James Southern

In memory of:

Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth James Southern

May 27, 1944

Military Service






Royal Canadian Engineers

Honours and Awards:

Distinguished Service Order

Additional Information

Son of James Jenkins Southern and Lena Southern. Husband of Beryl Peachey Southern, of Farnham, Surrey. B.Sc.

Commemorated on Page 449 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:

V. B. 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.

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star May 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me.
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram June 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Kenneth Southern– Lt/Col. Kenneth Southern, DSO Army, killed in action in Italy May 27, 1944. 
  Photo courtesy of Hillcrest High School - "Stairway of Honour" project.  Eighty-four large portraits of students from the Second World War line both sides of the 55 stairs leading up to the school's auditorium. Most of the portraits have the rank and year of death of the student. Some portraits explain how the soldier died, but many were MIA and presumed dead. Each year, teachers from the grade 10 Canadian History course take their students to the stairway around November 11th to complete a project that deals directly with the pictures on the Stairway of Honour.
  • Grave Marker– Presentation done May 13 05 on the Battlefield Tour with University of New Brunswick, Hist 3804 the Italian Campaign.
  • Photo 2 of Gravemarker

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