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George Albert Fletcher Riley

In memory of:

Captain George Albert Fletcher Riley

September 5, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

8

Age:

26

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Canadian Artillery

Additional Information


Son of Conrad S. and Jean I. Riley, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, husband of Ailsa M. Riley, of Winnipeg. Chartered Accountant.

Commemorated on Page 428 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

II, H, 60.

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– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of GEORGE ALBERT FLETCHER RILEY– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Montreal Gazette. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Cemetery– Row of markers in the tiered Gradara War Cemetery - May 2013 ... Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cross of Sacrifice– Cross of Sacrifice - Gradara War Cemetery - May 2013 ... Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– View of the Cross of Sacrifice from the tiered rows of Gradara War Cemetery - May 2013
  • Grave marker– Gradara War Cemetery - May 2013 ... Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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