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Alexander McKay

In memory of:

Lieutenant Alexander McKay

September 20, 1944

Military Service






Saskatoon Light Infantry (M.G.), R.C.I.C.


1st Bn.

Additional Information

Son of Colin and Robina McKay; husband of Ellen Joyce McKay, of Victoria, British Columbia.

Commemorated on Page 387 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

I, B, 1.


CORIANO RIDGE WAR CEMETERY is 3.5 kilometres west of Riccione, a seaside resort on the Adriatic coast, and is reached by turning west off the main Rimini/Riccione road about 1 kilometre north-west of Riccione. In the town of Riccione is a sign leading to the Coriano Ridge War Cemetery. Carry on in the direction of Coriano until a 'T' junction is reached. Turn left and after a short distance the Cemetery will be found on the right-hand side. The cemetery is permanently open and may be visited outside the working hours of the local gardening staff, but will be unmanned.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Biography– In memory of the employees from the Bank Of Montreal  who went to war and did not return. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of ALEXANDER MCKAY– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • The Honour Guard
  • Coriano Ridge War Cemetery
  • Photo of Alexander McKay– "On September 20th, 1944, while directing hs mprtar platoon in an advanced position, he was struck by enemy shell fire and was almost instantly killed."

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