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Oakley Lorne Davis

In memory of:

Gunner Oakley Lorne Davis

October 20, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

A/29507

Age:

35

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Canadian Artillery

Division:

5 Medium Regt.

Additional Information


Born:

February 6, 1909
Blandford, Ontario

Enlistment:

August 12, 1940
London, Ontario

Son of John and Allie Eliza Harris Davis of Woodstock, Ontario. Husband of Violet Evelyn Davis, of Tillsonburg, Ontario.

Brother of Frederick John Davis who was killed in action on March 1, 1917 while serving with the Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment).

Commemorated on Page 287 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:

IX, D, 4.

Location:

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

  • Photo of OAKLEY LORNE DAVIS– My Mom's Uncle Oakley prior to deployment
  • Coriano Ridge War Cemetery
  • Entrance– Coriano Ridge War Cemetery - May 2013 ... Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– Coriano Ridge War Cemetery - May 2013 ... Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cross of Sacrifice– Coriano Ridge War Cemetery - May 2013 ... Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Grave marker– Coriano Ridge War Cemetery - May 2013

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