Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Eric John Maclellan

In memory of:

Private Eric John Maclellan

December 31, 1944

Italy

Military Service


Service Number:

M/106228

Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment, R.C.I.C.

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, Italy Star, War Medal 1939-45, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal & Clasp

Additional Information


Born:

May 29, 1924
Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

Enlistment:

February 1, 1943
Edmonton, Alberta

Son of Otto Dwight and Beatrice Maude Maclellan, of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Commemorated on Page 375 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I, F, 28.

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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