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Leslie Wilfred Gaston

In memory of:

Sapper Leslie Wilfred Gaston

July 5, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

D/16043

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Canadian Engineers

Division:

4 Field Coy.

Additional Information


Born:

September 18, 1920
Montreal, Quebec

Enlistment:

September 8, 1939
Montreal, Quebec

Son of Arthur and Nellie Gaston, of Montreal, Quebec.

Commemorated on Page 162 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 14.

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.

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