Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John James Gillan

In memory of:

Lance Corporal John James Gillan

May 23, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

H/103368

Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment, R.C.I.C.

Division:

The Hasting's and Prince Edward Regt.

Additional Information


Son of James and Jessie Gillan, of Rorketon, Manitoba, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 315 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XIII. B. 19.

Location:

CASSINO WAR CEMETERY lies in the Commune of Cassino, Province of Frosinone, 139 kilometres south-east of Rome. It is situated in the valley of the River Liri immediately below the southern spurs of the central Apennines. Above it at a distance of one kilometre is the dominating hill on which stands the Abbey of Monte Cassino, founded by St. Benedict in the year 529 on the site of an ancient temple of Apollo. If approaching the CASSINO WAR CEMETERY by road, follow the Highway A2 from Rome to Naples and leave it at the Cassino exit. After passing the pay booths, follow the sign for Cassino. At the traffic lights, after a block of flats, turn right towards the locality of S. Angelo and the CWGC signs will then be seen.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Entrance– Entrance - Cassino War Cemetery - May 2013 … Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– Cassino War Cemetery - May 2013 … Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cross of Sacrifice– Cross of Sacrifice - Cassino War Cemetery - May 2013
  • Grave Marker– Grave marker - Cassino War Cemetery - May 2013 … Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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