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Wilfred Thornton

In memory of:

Private Wilfred Thornton

September 13, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

F/89238

Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

Cape Breton Highlanders, R.C.I.C

Additional Information


Son of Charles Thornton, and of Sarah Thornton, of Donkin, Cape Breton Co., Nova Scotia, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 462 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I, A, 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 Wilfred Thornton
  • Commemorative Album Cover
  • Commemorative Poem
  • Press Clipping– From a collection of newspaper clippings (album), donated to the Royal Canadian Legion Bernard Croak VC branch 003 by Shirley (Terrio) Green in memory of her mother Olive (Newell) Terrio.
  • Coriano Ridge War Cemetery

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