Canadian Virtual War Memorial

William Alexander Bownes

In memory of:

Gunner William Alexander Bownes

December 10, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

M/50888

Age:

26

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Canadian Artillery

Additional Information


Son of Hugh and Elizabeth Bownes, of Galahad, Alberta, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 256 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

VI, C, 3.

Location:

The BOLOGNA WAR CEMETERY lies in the rural locality of San Lazzaro (Parco dei Cedri) in the Commune and Province of Bologna. It stands on the north side of the main road between Bologna and Forli (Route No.9), at Via Dozza, about 5 kilometres south-east of the town and about 200 metres before the road crosses over the River Savena. The cemetery is permanently open and may be visited outside the working hours of the local gardening staff, but will be unmanned. The local gardening staff working hours are as follows:
From first Monday in April:
Monday to Thursday: 07.30 to 12.00 and 13.00 to 16.45
Friday: 07.30 to 12.00 and 13.00 to 15.30
From first Monday in October:
Monday to Thursday: 08.00 to 12.00 and 13.00 to 16.00
Friday: 08.00 to 12.00 and 13.00 to 15.00

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Family Photo– Billy in Alberta prior to going overseas date unknown
  • Letter of Thanks

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