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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

James Edwin Griffiths

In memory of:

Private James Edwin Griffiths

September 20, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

A/106497

Age:

18

Force:

Army

Unit:

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Son of George H. and Isabel M. Griffiths, of London, Ontario, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 322 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XIII, E, 2.

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

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  • Circumstances of death– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Telegram– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo– It is unknown who this person is. The photo was found in James' military service file. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of James Edwin Griffiths– Enlisted in the Canadian Army when he was 17 and after training was sent directly to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in Italy. Ke was killed on September 20, 1944, a few days after his 18th Birthday.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Coriano Ridge War Cemetery

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