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Gerald Carlyle Bower

In memory of:

Private Gerald Carlyle Bower

September 15, 1944

Military Service

Service Number:







West Nova Scotia Regiment, R.C.I.C.


39-45 Star, Italy Star, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and clasp, War Medal 1939-45.

Additional Information


November 13, 1914
Baccaro, Nova Scotia


December 3, 1943
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Son of Charles Harvey and Lucy Edna Bower of Baccaro, Nova Scotia. Husband of Anna Marie and father of Dianna Marie and Verna Geraldine.

Brother of Vernon Leroy, Marian, Ellen, Bessie, Edna and Trooper Charles Glenwood Bower, who died while serving with the 4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards.

Commemorated on Page 255 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:

X, B, 3.


CORIANO RIDGE WAR CEMETERY is 3.5 kilometres west of Riccione, a seaside resort on the Adriatic coast, and is reached by turning west off the main Rimini/Riccione road about 1 kilometre north-west of Riccione. In the town of Riccione is a sign leading to the Coriano Ridge War Cemetery. Carry on in the direction of Coriano until a 'T' junction is reached. Turn left and after a short distance the Cemetery will be found on the right-hand side. 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 Gerald Carlyle Bower– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Remembering brothers lost … Brothers In Arms Memorial, Zonnebeke, BE … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens … May 2022
  • Coriano Ridge War Cemetery
  • Entrance– Coriano Ridge War Cemetery - May 2013
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  • Coriano Ridge War Cemetery– May 2013
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  • Cross of Sacrifice– Coriano Ridge War Cemetery - May 2013
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  • Grave Marker– Coriano Ridge War Cemetery - May 2013
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