Canadian Virtual War Memorial

William John MacNeil

In memory of:

Lieutenant William John MacNeil

September 20, 1944

Military Service


Force:

Army

Unit:

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 375 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XIII, G, 5.

Location:

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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  • Coriano Ridge War Cemetery
  • Group photo– Lt. William John (Jack) MacNeil on right, with Lt. Clarence John (Dirk) Doerksen (deceased 2011) following Officer Training (in Victoria).  Probably taken in August, 1943, back of photo says in Shilo, MB.  Both had been in England with PPCLI, and had been returned to Canada for commissioning.
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix. Submitted for the project, Operation: picture Me

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