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Eugene Thomas Hurshman

In memory of:

Corporal Eugene Thomas Hurshman

May 30, 1944

Military Service

Service Number:







The Royal Canadian Regiment

Additional Information

Son of William Andrew Hurshman, and of Florence Hurshman, of Lantz Siding, Hants Co., Nova Scotia.

Commemorated on Page 341 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

V. B. 7.


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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  • Biography
  • Photo of Eugene Hurshman– This is a picture taken of my Great Uncle the day before he left  his home town of Dutch Settlement, Nova Scotia, to go over seas.
  • Photo of Eugene Hurshman– This picture is taken days before Uncle Gene left for the war. The baby in this picture is my mother, Edna Jean (Hurshman) Hiltz. She was born May 7, 1944 and was named after Uncle Gene's finance (Edna) and Uncle Gene.
  • Grave Marker– I have been told that this picture was sent home to my Great Grandmother. To my knowledge no member of our family has been able to visit Uncle Gene's grave to pay our respects. My grandfather has always want to but finances made it impossible. It is my wish that one day I will be able to visit him. Grandfather has passed away and I know these two brothers have been reunited on the otherside.
  • Photo of Eugene Hurshman– A-4007 Cpl.Eugene Thomas Hurshman was born September 12th, 1920 in Carrolls Corner, NS. Eugene was the proud son of William Andrew Hurshman and Florence (her friends called her Flossy) Hurshman of Lantz Siding, Hants Co., NS. Cpl. Hurshman came from a family of 6 siblings. Eugene’s brothers were William (Bill) L. Hurshman, and Henry Allan Hurshman, who went by Allan. Eugene’s sisters were Vera Anesley Cameron, Della I. Hare, and Georgina Elizabeth Ingraham.

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