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Leo Ernest Millard

In memory of:

Lance Bombardier Leo Ernest Millard

July 19, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

B/6468

Age:

28

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Canadian Artillery

Division:

1 Field Regt.

Additional Information


Born:

June 25, 1915
Delhi, Ontario

Enlistment:

July 1, 1940
Simcoe, Ontario

Son of Frederick and Hattie Millard of Delhi, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 194 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:

A, B, 28.

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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  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Telegram– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Circumstances of death– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star August 1943. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Source: Hamilton Spectator August 26, 1943
  • Entrance
  • Agira Canadian War Cemetery
  • Agira Canadian War Cemetery
  • View of Mt. Enna
  • Photo of Leo Ernest Millard– In Memory of the men from Norfolk County who gave their lives in World War 11.

Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Memorial Board– In Memory of the men from Norfolk County who gave their lives in World War 11.

Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Photo of Leo Ernest Millard– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Group Photo– Leo Millard wearing tie, on Lake Erie. Photo notes that Leo Millard had nickname Butch. Left Ken Wheaton and right A. Passmore.
  • Group Photo– Leo Millard wearing tie, on Lake Erie. Photo notes that Leo Millard had nickname Butch.
  • Group Photo– Leo Millard wearing tie, on Lake Erie. Photo notes that Leo Millard had nickname Butch.

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