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Charles Cornelius

In memory of:

Lance Corporal Charles Cornelius

October 2, 1943
Italy

Military Service


Service Number:

A/3446

Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

The Royal Canadian Regiment

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp

Additional Information


Born:

November 25, 1915
London, Ontario

Son of Alfred and Mary Anne (née Millar) Cornelius, of London, Ontario. Brother of John and Elizabeth.

Commemorated on Page 148 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:

III. C. 1.

Location:

The BARI WAR CEMETERY lies south of Bari, in the rural locality of Carbonara in the Commune and Province of Bari. It is reached from the town by proceeding south along the Taranto road (Route No.100) for about 8.5 kilometres. The turning to the right, leading to Carbonara di Bari, is taken and the Cemetery lies on the right about 1.5 kilometres further on. From the North, take the exit to Bari North and continue on the Tangenziale in the direction of Brindisi. Take Exit No.12, Bari Carbonara, and continue into town. Proceed around the square in the direction of Triggiano. Follow this road across the traffic lights and the BARI WAR CEMETERY can be found on the left hand side. From the South, follow the Tangenziale (main road) and exit at Carbonara Bari, then proceed as above.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Photo of Charles Cornelius
  • Press Clipping– Newspaper clipping reporting Charles Cornelius as killed in action.  Original of clipping in The RCR Museum, Wolseley Barracks, London ON 
N5Y 4T7
  • Entrance
  • Entrance
  • Hall
  • Plaque
  • Stone of Remembrance
  • Cross of Sacrifice
  • Cemetery
  • Grave Marker
  • City of London Book of Remembrance– City of London Ontario WWII Book of Remembrance (Online edition)
 Page open at Charles Cornelius entry November 2008

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