Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Thomas Alexander Walker Reid

In memory of:

Signalman Thomas Alexander Walker Reid

January 17, 1945

Military Service


Service Number:

M/35129

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

The Royal Canadian Corps of Signals

Citation(s):

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

Additional Information


Enlistment:

February 17, 1942
Calgary, Alberta

Son of John and Edith (nee Gale) Reid, of Oras, Alberta. Brother of Edith, John and Pilot Officer William Ferguson Reid, 75th Squadron, RCAF, killed in action 22 May 1944.

Commemorated on Page 557 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I, F, 65.

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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  • Newspaper clipping– Signalman Reid's death was reported in this February 1945 newspaper article.
  • Newpaper clipping (part 2)– List of casualties.
  • Grave Marker– Photos taken during RCR and Signallers Op Husky Battlefield Tour October 2010. (Richard,Thomson.Holsworth,Nolan)
  • Cemetery– Photos taken during RCR and Signallers Op Husky Battlefield Tour October 2010. (Richard,Thomson.Holsworth,Nolan)
  • Cross of Sacrifice– Photos taken during RCR and Signallers Op Husky Battlefield Tour October 2010. (Richard,Thomson.Holsworth,Nolan)
  • Photo of THOMAS ALEXANDER WALKER REID– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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