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Edison Alexander Cameron

In memory of:

Lance Corporal Edison Alexander Cameron

December 28, 1943

Italy

Military Service


Service Number:

C/41983

Age:

26

Force:

Army

Unit:

The Canadian Provost Corps

Division:

1st Provost Coy.

Citation(s):

1969-45 Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal, War Medal and Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp.

Additional Information


Born:

April 7, 1917
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Enlistment:

November 16, 1939
Rockcliffe, Ontario

Son of Angus and Florence Jean Cameron, of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

After his training with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, he was posted to duty at the Justice Building in Rockcliffe. He volunteered with the Provost Corps and went overseas with the First Canadian Contingent in December 1939. Cst. Cameron had two brothers in the Canadian Army, one of which died a month before he did. At the time of his death, Cst. Cameron was engaged to be married. There is a street named after him in his honour.

His brother, Gordon Angus Cameron was killed in action on November 9, 1943 while serving with the 4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards.

Commemorated on Page 143 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Commemorated on Page 77 of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Honour Roll Book.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. E. 12.

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.

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  • Newspaper Clipping– Remembered on the pages of the Ottawa Journal. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Remembered on the pages of the Ottawa Journal. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker for E.A. Cameron
  • Grave Marker– The tombstone of Edison Alexander Cameron.
  • Paying respects– Superintendent Greg Peters of the RCMP at the gravesite of Edison Alexander Cameron.
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Ottawa Citizen. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Entrance– Moro River Canadian War Cemetery - May 2013
Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Moro River Canadian War Cemetery– May 2013 Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Grave marker– May 2013

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