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Michael Hischuck

In memory of:

Trooper Michael Hischuck

November 21, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

A/56609

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Canadian Dragoons, R.C.A.C.

Division:

1st Armd. Car Regt.

Additional Information


Son of Mike and Stella Hischuck, of Ridgetown, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 171 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

C, F, 346.

Location:

Agira Canadian War Cemetery lies in the Commune of Agira, Province of Enna, in the centre of Sicily. From the autostrada A19, Catania-Palermo, take the exit to Catenanuova. Follow signposts to Regalbuto, then pass Regalbuto, going in the direction of Agira. The Cemetery is then signposted about 12 kilometres from Regalbuto. On 10 July 1943, following the successful conclusion of the north African campaign in mid May, a combined allied force of 160,000 Commonwealth and American troops invaded Sicily as a prelude to the assault on mainland Italy. The Italians, who would shortly make peace with the Allies and re-enter the war on their side, offered little determined resistance but German opposition was vigorous and stubborn. The campaign in Sicily came to an end on 17 August when the two allied forces came together at Messina, but failed to cut off the retreating Axis lines. Agira was taken by the 1st Canadian Division of 28 July and the site for the war cemetery was chosen in September for the burial of all Canadians who had been killed in the Sicily campaign. Agira Canadian War Cemetery contains 491 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • War Memorial– Tpr Hischuck is commemorated on the Ridgetown, ON war memorial.

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  • Inscription– Tpr Hischuck is commemorated on the Ridgetown, ON war memorial.

Copyright © 2017 by T.L. Skelding. All rights reserved. The photograph(s) may be used solely for personal, informational, and internal purposes. The photograph(s) may not be modified or altered in any way OR posted on any other web-site for any purpose whatsoever. I request to be notified where the image is being used and that the tag "Courtesy The Mounted Dragoon. Copyrighted Image. Used with Permission." is added to every image.
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of MICHAEL HISCHUCK– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Grave marker from Mike Hischuck's grave at Agira Canadian War Cemetery.
  • Entrance
  • Agira Canadian War Cemetery
  • Agira Canadian War Cemetery
  • View of Mt. Enna
  • Photo of Gravemarker– Gravemarker

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  • Photo of Mike Hischuck

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