Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Norman Edward Hartley

In memory of:

Private Norman Edward Hartley

January 2, 1945

Military Service


Service Number:

B/139565

Age:

30

Force:

Army

Unit:

Irish Regiment of Canada, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Son of John William and Nora Jane Hartley; husband of Eva Mae Hartley, of Salmon Arm British Columbia.

Commemorated on Page 522 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

II, B, 5.

Location:

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.

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  • Newspaper Clipping– Photo from the Toronto Star February 1, 1945, page 8
  • Newspaper Clipping– Obituary from the Toronto Star February 1, 1945, page 8

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