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Ford James Stevens

In memory of:

Bombardier Ford James Stevens

September 16, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

C/108

Age:

29

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Canadian Artillery

Division:

1 Field Regt.

Additional Information


Born:

October 20, 1914
Portland, Ontario

Enlistment:

November 22, 1939
Kingston, Ontario

Son of Rufus and Effie Stevens, of Portland, Ontario.

Brother of Delorma Sylvester Stevens who died on April 1, 1945 while serving with the Royal Canadian Artillery.

Commemorated on Page 452 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

II, H, 52.

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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  • Photo of Ford James Stevens– Ford Stevens was a first cousin of my mother. This photo was given to me by a member of the family to be posted on this website.
  • 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
  • Memorial– View of the Cross of Sacrifice from the tiered rows of Gradara War Cemetery - May 2013
  • Grave Marker– Grave marker - Gradara War Cemetery - May 2013

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