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John O'Halloran

In memory of:

Trooper John O'Halloran

May 30, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

B/69549

Age:

28

Force:

Army

Unit:

Governor General's Horse Guards, R.C.A.C.

Division:

3rd Armd. Recce. Regt.

Additional Information


Son of James and Florence O'Halloran, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 407 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:

XIII. F. 5.

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
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Telegram– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Circumstances of death– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star July 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star July 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of John O'Halloran– Trooper O'Halloran enlisted in the Army in 1940 and joined the Tank Corps - Governor General's Horse Guards. Following training in Canada and England, Trooper O'Halloran served in Italy with the GGHG of the 5th Division for the first five months of 1944.  He died in action during the fighting for the Hitler Line.
  • Obituary– This obituary of Trooper O'Halloran was clipped from a copy of a 1944 Toronto newspaper by Padre Craig Cameron, Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, in 2001.

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