THE PERTH REGIMENT OF CANADA

 

MONTECCHIO WAR CEMETERY,Italy

 

The War Cemetery lies in the locality of Montecchio in the Commune of Montelabbate (Province of Pesaro). It stands on rising ground just north of the main road from Pesaro to Urbino, about 12 kilometres west of Pesaro. Take the SS 423 from Pesaro to Urbino, following the signs for Montecchio. Just before entering the town, the cemetery will be seen on the right hand side of the road. The cemetery is permanently open and may be visited anytime.

Montecchio lies near the Eastern end of the strong German defensive position known as the Gothic Line. The anti-tank ditch of this defensive system used to run through the valley immediately below the cemetery. Montecchio village was practically razed to the ground for purposes of defence during the war and much damage was done in the surrounding country. The site was selected by the Canadian Corps for burials during the fighting to break into the Gothic Line in the autumn of 1944. An additional plot was added later for graves brought in from the surrounding country. There are now nearly 600, 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified.

B/17356 PTE. HENRY ALBERT EDWARD BLACKWELL, died Friday, 1st September 1944. Age 22.
Son of William Arthur and Caroline Sara Blackwell, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Grave Reference: I.B.6.

A/37684 PTE. ARTHUR JOSEPH WILLIAM CARTLEDGE,died Wednesday, 30th August 1944.
Grave Reference: III.G.5.

F/59801 PTE. JOSEPH FELIX CASEY, died Friday, 1st September 1944. Age 26.
Son of William and Janie Casey, of Summerside, Prince Edward Island. His brother Antoine Anthony also fell.
Grave Reference: I.B.12.

D/121127 L/CPL CHARLES W. A. DAYMOND, died Friday, 1st September 1944.
Grave Reference: I.E.3.

A/11233 CPL. FRANK DOXEY, died Thursday, 31st August 1944. Age 28.
Son of Frank and Margaret Doxey; husband of Cecelia Anne Doxey of Stratford, Ontario.
Grave Reference: III.G.13.

A/21480 CPL. ARTHUR JOSEPH DUBE, died Friday, 1st September 1944. Age 23.
Son of Ernest Dube and Agatha Dube, M.B.E., of Windsor, Ontario.
Grave Reference: I.B.8.

A/117430 PTE. GERALD CAIRNES EVANS, died Friday, 1st September 1944. Age 28.
Son of Fred and Vera Evans; husband of Catherine T. Evans, of Toledo, Ohio.
Grave Reference: U.S.A. I.F.1.

F/51536 PTE. DONALD FRASER, died onFriday, 1st September 1944.
Grave Reference: I.B.14.

Lieutenant GRANT SANDERSON HALL, died Thursday, 31st August 1944. Age 32.
Son of Norman D. and Maybelle Hall; husband of Charlotte Elspeth Hall.
Grave Reference: I.E.4.

A/59343 PTE. RONALD HARRIS, died Friday, 1st September 1944. Age 24.
Son of Elmer and Mary Harris, of Port Stanley, Ontario.
Grave Reference: I.E.7.

LIEUT. JAMES ROBERT HENDERSON, diedThursday, 31st August 1944. Age 22.
Son of Robert John and Vera Elizabeth Henderson, of St. Mary's, Ontario.
Grave Reference: I.B.7.

L/65695 C.S.M. ROBERT ALEXANDER JOHNSTON, died Thursday, 31st August 1944. Age 26.
Son of Samuel Richard and Margaret Johnston, of Ponteix, Saskatchewan, Canada; husband of Mary Elizabeth Johnston, of Ponteix.
Grave Reference: III.G.11.

A/105148 PTE. ALBERT MARTIN, died Friday, 1st September 1944. Age 20
Son of William Albert Martin and Florence A. Martin, of Granton, Ontario.
Grave Reference: I.B.15.

A/107378 PTE. WILLIAM McMILLAN, diedFriday, 1st September 1944.
Grave Reference: III.F.7.

A/11210 PTE. ALEXANDER MELVILLE, diedFriday, 1st September 1944. Age 23.
Son of Alexander and Mary Melville, of Galt, Ontario.
Grave Reference: I.C.1.

A/11764 PTE. WILLIAM JOHN MILLER, diedFriday, 1st September 1944. Age 29.
Son of George and Mary Miller; husband of Letha E.Miller, of Seaforth, Ontario.
Grave Reference: I.F.2.

A/68070 PTE. CECIL MILSON, died Friday, 1st September 1944.
Grave Reference: I.B.10.

P>A/104920 PTE. ROBERT EDWARD MOHLMAN,died Monday, 28th August 1944. Age 21.
Son of Edward and Julia Mohlman, of Kitchener, Ontario.His brother Douglas Earl Mohlman also fell.
Grave Reference: III.D.12.

A/88110 PTE. CARL GEORGE RADTKE, died Friday, 1st September 1944. Age 20.
Son of Oscar and Ella Radtke, of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
Grave Reference: I.B.13.

A/11231 CPL. JAMES REDFERN, died Friday, 1st September 1944. Age 25.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Redfern, of Stratford, Ontario.
Grave Reference: I.B.9.

F/76045 PTE. EUGENE JAMES RHODENISER , Friday, 1st September 1944. Age 22.
Son of Edward James and Hazel B Rhodeniser, of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Grave Reference: I.B.11.

C/103297 CPL. JAMES RUDOLPH, died Thursday, 31st August 1944.
Grave Reference: III.G.10.

A/59831 PTE. ROBERT EARL SALISBURY , died Friday, 1st September 1944. Age 19.
Son of George R. and Marie Beama Salisbury, of Chatham, Ontario, Canada.
Grave Reference: I.C.6.

A/117752 PTE. REGINALD PAUL SIMARD, died Thursday, 31st August 1944. Age 21.
Son of Arthur and Blanche Simard, of Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
Grave Reference: III.G.14.

A/59804 PTE. ALEXANDER BROWN WALKER , died Friday, 1st September 1944. Age 29.
Son of John and Elizebeth Walker; husband of Violet E. Walker, of London, Ontario, Canada.
Grave Reference: I.C.8.

D/167124 PTE. WALTER CHARLES WOODGATE,died Thursday, 31st August 1944. Age 20.
Son of Herbert George and Lily Woodgate, of Montreal, Province of Quebec.
Grave Reference: III.G.12.


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May 4th., 2001