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Gordon Basil Heathfield

In memory of:

Sergeant Gordon Basil Heathfield

September 24, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

H/14161

Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

Lanark & Renfrew Scottish Regiment, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Son of the Rev. Harry Heathfield and Pearl Heathfield. Husband of Eileen Margaret Heathfield, of Kitchener, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 332 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

VIII, F, 5.

Location:

CESENA WAR CEMETERY lies in the Commune of Cesena, in the Province of Forli, and is situated one kilometre north-east of Cesena railway station on the provincial road to Cervia (Route No.71 bis). If exiting at Cesena from the highway, the sign will be seen for the Cemetery. From the other direction in Cesena, follow the sign to Rimini and then Cervia and the Cemetery will be found on the right. The CESENA WAR CEMETERY is permanently open and may be visited outside the working hours of the local gardening staff, but will be unmanned.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Photo of Gordon Heathfield– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Basil Heathfield– Sgt. Basil Heathfield, Army, killed in Italy September 24, 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.

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