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David Charles Gardner Moon

In memory of:

Lance Corporal David Charles Gardner Moon

December 28, 1943


Military Service

Service Number:







The Canadian Provost Corps


1 Provost Coy.

Additional Information


June 27, 1917
Victoria, British Columbia


November 16, 1939
Rockcliffe, Ontario

Son of Charles Edward and Ethel Medwin Moon, of West Vancouver, British Columbia.

Commemorated on Page 195 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Commemorated on Page 78 of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Honour Roll Book.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

XI. B. 2.


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– The tombstone of David Charles Gardner Moon.
  • Paying respects– Superintendent Greg Peters of the RCMP at the gravesite of David Charles Gardner Moon.
  • Photo of David Moon– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of David Charles Gardner Moon– Photo courtesy of
  • 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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