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George Brown Wynd

In memory of:

Corporal George Brown Wynd

July 27, 1943

Military Service

Service Number:







Seaforth Highlanders of Canada

Additional Information


August 30, 1913
Dundee, Scotland


March 9, 1942
Montreal South, Quebec

Son of John and Bella Wynd. Husband of Ethel Wynd, of Montreal, Province of Quebec.

Commemorated on Page 228 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

D. D. 431.


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.

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  • Photo of George Brown Wynd– George Brown Wynd, courtesy by his niece Tanya Marie Lee.
  • Entrance– Agira Canadian War Cemetery - 2013
Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Agira Canadian War Cemetery– Agira Canadian War Cemetery - 2013
Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cross of Sacrifice– Agira Canadian War Cemetery - 2013
  • Grave marker– Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens - 2013
  • Grave marker– Grave marker from George Wynd's grave on Agira Canadian War Cemetery.

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