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Dominic D'Ambrossio (D'Ambrosio)

In memory of:

Corporal Dominic D'Ambrossio (D'Ambrosio)

July 25, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

B/70364

Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Regiment of Canada, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Born:

April 15, 1920
Balsorano, Italy

Enlistment:

May 21, 1942
Borden, Ontario

During civilian life Dominic always spelled his name D'Ambrosio, on immigrating to Canada in 1926 with his family he was listed on the passenger list as Dominic D'Ambrosio.

On enlisting in the military in 1941 the papers were completed showing D'Ambrossio as Dominic's surname. He never changed it.

Commemorated on Page 286 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:

I. H. 12.

Location:

This cemetery lies on the west side of the main road from Caen to Falaise (route N158) and just north of the village of Cintheaux. Bretteville-sur-Laize is a village and commune in the department of the Calvados, some 16 kilometres south of Caen. The village of Bretteville lies 3 kilometres south-west of the Cemetery. Buried here are those who died during the later stages of the battle of Normandy, the capture of Caen and the thrust southwards (led initially by the 4th Canadian and 1st Polish Armoured Divisions), to close the Falaise Gap, and thus seal off the German divisions fighting desperately to escape being trapped west of the Seine. Almost every unit of Canadian 2nd Corps is represented in the Cemetery. There are about 3,000 allied forces casualties of the Second World War commemorated in this site.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Annually, in about October and November, banners are displayed in Barrie, Ontario, commemorating local war dead.  Pictured here is a banner in memory of Corporal Dominic D'Ambrossio.  (Image taken by Gregory J. Barker of Barrie, Ontario, in 2020.)
  • Memorial– This plaque, in the entrance foyer of St. Mary's Catholic Church, 65 Amelia Street, Barrie, Ontario, commemorates members of the parish who died in World War II.  It includes the name of Cpl Dominic D'Ambrosio. (Image taken by Gregory J. Barker of Barrie, Ontario, in 2022.)
  • D'Ambrosio brothers– Dominic, Orlando and George
  • Profile - Page 1
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  • Street sign– Barrie street named in honour of Corporal Dominic D'Ambrossio with a poppy.
  • Cenotaph– Barrie Cenotaph

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