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James Harasymchuk

In memory of:

Private James Harasymchuk

September 18, 1944

Italy

Military Service


Service Number:

K/42990

Age:

28

Force:

Army

Unit:

Seaforth Highlanders of Canada

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp.

Additional Information


Born:

November 28, 1915
Rosetown, Manitoba

Son of Nicholas and Polly Harasynchuk, Grindrod, British Columbia. Spouse of Verna Harasymchuk of Grindrod, British Columbia. Brother of Mike, Alex, Peter, Paul, Joe, Mary and Annie.

Commemorated on Page 328 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I, F, 18.

Location:

GRADARA WAR CEMETERY is situated in the Commune of Gradara in the Province of Pesaro, at a distance of about 1.5 kilometres from the shores of the Adriatic. To reach the GRADARA WAR CEMETERY from Highway A14 (Bologna-Taranto), exit at Cattolica, which is the nearest town and a seaside resort. The Cemetery is on the main road 5 kilometres south west of the town. The cemetery occupies a unique position on a hillside which was terraced for agriculture, each row of graves taking up one terrace. The site for the cemetery was chosen in November 1944 and it contains the graves of casualties incurred during the advance from Ancona to Rimini (which broke the Gothic Line) and in the heavy fighting around Rimini, which was taken by the Allies on 21st September 1944.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of James Harasymchuk– circa 1942.

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