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John Edward Purslow

In memory of:

Lieutenant John Edward Purslow

May 12, 1944

Military Service






Calgary Regiment, R.C.A.C.


14th Armnd. Regt.

Additional Information

Son of Capt. John Edward Purslow, M.C., and Norah Kathleen Purslow, B.A.; husband of Phyllis Amy Purslow, of Kelowna, British Columbia.

Commemorated on Page 422 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

V. A. 23.


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

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  • Photo of JOHN EDWARD PURSLOW– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– This article is about his father who served in WW1. From the Vancouver Daily Province June 1916. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me.
  • Photo of John Edward Purslow– In memory of the students from the University of British Columbia who went to war and did not return. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Grave Marker

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