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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Hubert John Thacker

In memory of:

Lance Corporal Hubert John Thacker

September 17, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

K/49050

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Additional Information


Son of William and Emily E. Thacker, of New Westminster, British Columbia.

Commemorated on Page 459 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XIII, E, 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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  • Photo of Hubert John Thacker– Lance Corporal Hubert John Thacker : Italy, 1944
  • Group Photo– Hubert John Thacker with the 8th Platoon, C Company,  Canadian Infantry Training Centre, Calgary, Alberta.  21 May 1943.  
Hub is in the third row, fourth from the left. Two months later he embarked for Europe.
  • Photo of Hubert John Thacker– Loving Son, Brother, Uncle and Friend.After all this time, we still can't believe you aren't with us, and so choose to believe that you are.
  • Coriano Ridge War Cemetery
  • Grave Marker
  • Next of Kin Card– Hub's Next of Kin card, sent to his parents upon his death.
  • Temporary Gravemarker– Original wooden cross on Hub's grave in Italy.
  • Reverse of Photo– Back of pic of wooden cross on Hub's grave in Italy.

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