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Forbes Thoburn McIntosh

In memory of:

Lieutenant Colonel Forbes Thoburn McIntosh

August 24, 1944

Italy

Military Service


Age:

40

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Canadian Artillery

Division:

17th Field Regiment

Citation(s):

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

Additional Information


Born:

July 18, 1904
Esquimalt, British Columbia

Enlistment:

September 8, 1939
Esquimalt, British Columbia

Son of Judge John Charles and Eva Bond Thoburn McIntosh of Victoria, British Columbia. Husband of Dorothy (née Howden) McIntosh, of Winnipeg, Manitoba whom he married on 12 September 1936. Father of Ian Forbes McIntosh. Graduate of Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario, Class of 1925.

Commemorated on Page 387 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Plot 1, Row G, Grave 72.

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– Dorothy and Forbes. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of FORBES THOBURN MCINTOSH– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of FORBES THOBURN MCINTOSH– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of FORBES THOBURN MCINTOSH– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of FORBES THOBURN MCINTOSH– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of FORBES THOBURN MCINTOSH– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Forbes T. McIntosh
  • Photo of FORBES THOBURN MCINTOSH– 6th Field regiment RCA Shilo, Manitoba 1940
  • Stained Glass Window– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

1600 Lt Col Thoburn Mcintosh (RMC 1921-5) was the son of Judge John Charles and Eva Bond Thoburn McIntosh of Victoria, British Columbia. He was the husband of Dorothy (née Howden) McIntosh, of Winnipeg, Manitoba whom he married on 12 September 1936. He was the father of Ian Forbes McIntosh. He was a graduate of Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario, Class of 1925. He served with the Royal Canadian Artillery. He was awarded the 1939-45 Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp. He died on Jan 13, 1945. He was buried in the Gradara War Cemetery  in Italy Plot 1, Row G, Grave 72.
  • Plaque– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

1600 Lt Col Thoburn Mcintosh (RMC 1921-5) was the son of Judge John Charles and Eva Bond Thoburn McIntosh of Victoria, British Columbia. He was the husband of Dorothy (née Howden) McIntosh, of Winnipeg, Manitoba whom he married on 12 September 1936. He was the father of Ian Forbes McIntosh. He was a graduate of Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario, Class of 1925. He served with the Royal Canadian Artillery. He was awarded the 1939-45 Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp. He died on Jan 13, 1945. He was buried in the Gradara War Cemetery  in Italy Plot 1, Row G, Grave 72.
  • Memorial Doll– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

1600 Lt Col Thoburn Mcintosh (RMC 1921-5) was the son of Judge John Charles and Eva Bond Thoburn McIntosh of Victoria, British Columbia. He was the husband of Dorothy (née Howden) McIntosh, of Winnipeg, Manitoba whom he married on 12 September 1936. He was the father of Ian Forbes McIntosh. He was a graduate of Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario, Class of 1925. He served with the Royal Canadian Artillery. He was awarded the 1939-45 Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp. He died on Jan 13, 1945. He was buried in the Gradara War Cemetery  in Italy Plot 1, Row G, Grave 72.
  • Other– Royal Military College of Canada
  • Other– Royal Military College of Canada - Memorial hallway
  • Memorial– View of the Cross of Sacrifice from the tiered rows of Gradara War Cemetery - May 2013
  • Grave Markers– Row of markers in the tiered Gradara War Cemetery - May 2013 ... Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Cross of Sacrifice - Gradara War Cemetery - May 2013 ... Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Grave Marker– Grave marker - Gradara War Cemetery - May 2013 ... Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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