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John George MacKay

In memory of:

Lance Sergeant John George MacKay

September 7, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

F/78686

Age:

29

Force:

Army

Unit:

Cape Breton Highlanders, R.C.I.C

Additional Information


Son of Duncan and Isobel MacKay of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia; husband of Florence Rose MacKay, of Fulking, Sussex.

Commemorated on Page 373 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I, F, 11.

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.

Digital Collection

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  • Commemorative Album Cover
  • Commemorative Poem
  • Press Clipping– From a collection of newspaper clippings (album), donated to the Royal Canadian Legion Bernard Croak VC branch 003 by Shirley (Terrio) Green in memory of her mother Olive (Newell) Terrio.

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