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George Aloysious Colson

In memory of:

Private George Aloysious Colson

May 22, 1944
Italy

Military Service


Service Number:

F/55017

Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

Cape Breton Highlanders, R.C.I.C

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, War Medal 1939-45.

Additional Information


Born:

February 14, 1921
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia

Enlistment:

March 26, 1940
Sydney, Nova Scotia

Son of Michael and Mary Colson, of Glace Bay, Cape Breton County, Nova Scotia. Brother of Peter, Michael, William, Johnnie, Alix and Joseph.

Commemorated on Page 277 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:

IV. B. 17.

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.

Digital Collection

  • Photo of George Aloysious Colson– allie 4
  • Commemorative Album Cover
  • Commemorative Poem
  • Press Clipping– From a collection of newspaper clippings (album), donated to the Royal Canadian Legion Bernard Croak VC branch 003 by Shirley (Terrio) Green in memory of her mother Olive (Newell) Terrio.
  • Press Clipping

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