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Douglas Lloyd Best

In memory of:

Private Douglas Lloyd Best

December 6, 1944

Military Service

Service Number:







The Royal Canadian Regiment

Additional Information


November 23, 1916
Owen Sound, Ontario


January 17, 1940
London, Ontario

Son of Walter James Best and Lillian Maud Best.

Commemorated on Page 249 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:

I, C, 2.


Villanova lies in the Commune of Bagnacavallo in the Province of Ravenna, and is typical of the agricultural villages of the low lying Romagna plain. Take Highway A14, Bologna-Taranto, and branch off at Imola following the direction of Ravenna. Villanova is 3 kilometres south-west of the main road from Ferrara to Ravenna (Route No.16) at Via Chiesa. If approaching from Ferrara, leave the main road by turning right on the outskirts of the village of Mezzano. If approaching from Ravenna, the visitor should turn left immediately after crossing the bridge over the River Lamone. Proceeding south-west from Mezzano the road runs parallel to the River Lamone until reaching Villanova. The visitor should bear right across the village square and leave it at the far corner by the road leading to the Villanova Canadian War Cemetery. The 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

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  • Photo of Douglas Lloyd Best– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of DOUGLAS LLOYD BEST– In memory of the men and women remembered on the pages of the Toronto Star. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram January 1945. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– The Toronto Star, January 9, 1945, page 5
  • Newspaper Clipping– The Toronto Star, January 9, 1945, page 5

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