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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

William Alexander Airth

In memory of:

Lieutenant William Alexander Airth

May 22, 1944

Military Service


Age:

26

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Special Service Battalion, R.C.I.C.

Division:

1st

Additional Information


Son of Alexander and Maggie Airth, of Quebec City, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 235 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XVII. D. 6.

Location:

The Beach Head War Cemetery lies 5 kilometres north of the coastal town of Anzio about 70 kilometres south of Rome. To reach Anzio take the Route 148 (Superstrada Motorway) which runs between Rome and Latina. Turn off the Superstrada at the No.207, following the signs towards Anzio. The route is well sign-posted and the CWGC signs are visible 150 metres from the cemetery. There is a small parking area at the main entrance. The cemetery is permanently open and may be visited outside the working hours of the local gardening staff. Note: The Beach Hear War Cemetery should not be confused with the Anzio War Cemetery which is also located on the No.207, but only 1 kilometre north of Anzio.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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