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William Albert Gair

In memory of:

Private William Albert Gair

July 16, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

M/65268

Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Loyal Edmonton Regiment, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Son of David S. and Theresia Gair, of Strome, Alberta, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 161 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:

Panel 15.

Location:

Cassino War Cemetery lies in the Commune of Cassino, Province of Frosinone, 139 kilometres south-east of Rome. It is situated in the valley of the River Liri immediately below the southern spurs of the central Apennines. Above it a distance of one kilometre is the dominating hill on which stands the Abbey of Monte Cassino, founded by St. Benedict in the year 529 on the site of an ancient temple of Apollo. If approaching the cemetery by road, follow the Highway A2 from Rome to Naples and leave it at the Cassino exit. After passing the pay booths, follow the sign for Cassino. At the traffic lights, after a block of flats, turn right towards the locality of S. Angelo and the CWGC signs will then be seen.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of WILLIAM ALBERT GAIR– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Circumstances of death– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Nolan Hill– Nolan Hill was a youth delegate during the Government of Canada's commemorations in November-December 2009 marking the 65th anniversary of the Campaign in Italy.
  • A Tale of Two Brothers (Page 1)
  • A Tale of Two Brothers (Page 2)
  • A Tale of Two Brothers (Page 3)
  • A Tale of Two Brothers (Page 4)
  • Le récit de deux frères (page 1)
  • Le récit de deux frères (page 2)
  • Le récit de deux frères (page 3)
  • Le récit de deux frères (page 4)
  • Remembering William Albert Gair– Mementos for Pte. William Albert Gair, killed July 16, 1943 in Sicily. Cassino Memorial, Italy
  • Wreath Laying Ceremony– From Left to Right: Superintendent Greg Peters, Youth Delegate Melanie Morin, Youth Delegate Nolan Hill and Colonel John Mitchell, Cassino Memorial, Italy
  • Inscription– Upper portion of Panel 15 of the Cassino War Memorial that displays the name of Pte. Gair. Cassino, Italy.

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