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Metro Seman

In memory of:

Private Metro Seman

September 20, 1944

Military Service

Service Number:







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

Additional Information


October 11, 1924
Brooklands, Manitoba


January 26, 1943
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of Fred Seman, and of Katie Seman (nee Koch), of Brooklands, Manitoba.

Commemorated on Page 439 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:

XIII, F, 7.


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

  • Newspaper clipping– This is the actual newspaper clip of the obituary posted for Metro Seman.  I believe it was the Winnipeg Free Press.
  • Coriano Ridge War Cemetery
  • Grave marker– Coriano Ridge War Cemetery 
Emilia-Romagna Region, Italy
Plot: XIII. F. 7.
  • Photo of Metro Seman
  • Photo of Metro Seman– Metro & his dog
  • Photo of Metro Seman
  • Photo of Metro Seman– Colorized picture of Metro in uniform
  • Letter– Metro's last letter to my Father Joseph (his brother). "The war will be over in a couple of weeks, I hope."  Two weeks to the day, Metro was killed September 20, 1944.
  • Envelope– The air mail letters are a 4-fold, this is the back addressed
  • Photo of Frederick Seman– Metro's father, Frederick Seman in uniform in the early 1900's.  He lived in Europe, I do not know what country this uniform is from.
  • Certificate– The Canadian Government has named lakes and rivers in memory of the soldiers who died fighting for our country.  This is Metro's, Seman River in northern Manitoba.
  • Letter– This is letter that accompanied the CNC certificate map.
  • Group photo– Metro's parents, Frederick and Katherine 'Koch' Seman
  • Photo of Metro Seman
  • Photo of Joseph Seman– Joseph Seman, my Father, Metro's younger brother by 2 years.
  • Photo of Joseph Seman– My Father Joseph Seman, Metro's brother in 1944 at 17 years old
  • Grave marker– Nov. 11, 2013 at sunset Coriano Ridge War Cemetery, the first picture of Metro's marker
  • Paying respects– Lt. Gen.Stephen Molaski laying personal items on Metro's marker November 12, 2013 Coriano Ridge War Cemetery.  This was the first celebration by the Canadian Government Forces at Coriano Ridge.  
A huge 'Thank You' to Corrin Fraser in Italy for organizing this Remembrance Day & making sure all our troops had a Canadian flag on their markers!! and Corrin 'Thank You' so very much for the pictures & for giving our Family closure, and to Lt. Gen. Stephen Molaski for honoring my uncle!!!
  • Grave marker– Early evening after the ceremony at Coriano Ridge on November 12, 2013.  What a beautiful cemetery.  Thank you to the people in Italy for honoring our soldiers with such beautifully kept grounds.

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