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Daniel Simon Buell

In memory of:

Lance Corporal Daniel Simon Buell

December 18, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

F/60644

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

Carleton and York Regiment, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Born:

April 11, 1921
Hopefield, Prince Edward Island

Enlistment:

August 15, 1940
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Son of William Simon and Catherine Mary Buell, of Murray River, Prince Edward Island.

Commemorated on Page 141 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. A. 16.

Location:

By the winter of 1943, the German armies in Italy were defending a line stretching from the Tyrrhenian Sea north of Naples, to the Adriatic Sea south of Ortona. The Allies prepared to break through this line to capture Rome. For its part, the 1st Canadian Infantry Division was to cross the Moro River and take Ortona. In January 1944 the Canadian Corps selected this site, intending that it would contain the graves of those who died during the Ortona battle and in the fighting in the weeks before and after it. Today, there are 1,615 graves in the cemetery, of which over 50 are unidentified and 1,375 are Canadian.

The Moro River Canadian War Cemetery lies in the locality of San Donato in the Commune of Ortona, Province of Chieti, and is sited on high ground near the sea just east of the main Adriatic coast road (SS16). The cemetery can be reached from Rome on the autostrada A25 (Rome-Pescara) by branching on the autostrada A14 and leaving it at Ortona. The approach road to the cemetery from the main road passes under an arch forming part of the little church of San Donato. The cemetery is permanently open and may be visited anytime.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave marker for D.S. Buell
  • Medals– Left to right: 1939-1945 Star, Italy Star, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, 1939-1945 War Medal.
  • Dan's niece, Joyce MacDonald– Dan's neice, Joyce MacDonald, age 2 1/2 holding his rifle just before going overseas.
  • Dan's writing on photo– Dan's writing on photo,  "Pity help Hitler if Joyce gets a crack at him."
  • Photo of Daniel Buell– V for Victory on frame.
  • Photo of Daniel Simon Buell– Lance Corporal Daniel Simon Buell is inscribed on the Roll of Honour in the Veterans' Narthex of Memorial United Church, Murray River, PE.
  • Photo of Daniel Simon Buell– War medals mounted
  • Entrance– Entrance - Moro River Canadian War Cemetery - May 2013
Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Moro River Canadian War Cemetery– Moro River Canadian War Cemetery - May 2013
Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Grave marker– Grave marker - Moro River Canadian War Cemetery - May 2013

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