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Commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the liberation of Italy photographs

Folio consists of photographs taken on the trip to Italy for the 30th anniversary of the liberation of Italy that prominently feature Charles "Sharkey" MacDonald and Ralph Davies, veterans of the Cape Breton Highlanders. Photos consist of those taken in Ottawa before departure, various places in Italy that the delegation traveled to including various war cemeteries where Cape Breton Highlanders are buried and photos of Highlanders who gave their lives during the war.

Cape Breton Highlanders wreath

Item is a photograph of the wreath of poppies placed at the Cassino Memorial in the Cassino War Cemetery by Charles "Sharkey" MacDonald and Ralph Davies. The memorial contains names of the fallen who do not have a grave, including four Cape Breton Highlanders: Lieutenant Rodd, Corporal Jewers, Private B.H. Hedd, and Private A.H. MacLeod.

Headstone of E.H. Ashe

Item is a photograph of the headstone of Lance Corporal E.H. Ashe from Glace Bay, of the Cape Breton Highlanders (SP Company), who was killed in combat on May 22, 1944 and buried at the Cassino War Cemetery. Ashe's regimental number is F50449.

Headstone of C.M. Archibald

Item is a photograph of the headstone of Cape Breton Highlander (A Company) Captain C.M. Archibald of Truro, N.S., who was killed in combat on May 25, 1944 and is buried at the Cassino War Cemetery.

Headstone of Donnie Flynn

Item is a photograph of the headstone of Cape Breton Highlander (B Company) Private Donnie Flynn of Newfoundland, who was killed in combat on May 26, 1944 and buried at the Cassino War Cemetery. Flynn's regimental number is F55659.

Headstone of Russel H. MacLean

Item is a photograph of the headstone of Cape Breton Highlander (D Company) Private Russel H. MacLean of Glace Bay, who was killed in combat on May 26, 1944 and buried at the Cassino War Cemetery. MacLean's regimental number is F54815.

Headstone of D.L. Desveaux

Item is a photograph of the headstone of Cape Breton Highlander (D Company) Private D.L. Desveaux of New Waterford, who was killed in combat on May 4, 1944 and is buried at the Cassino War Cemetery. Desveaux's regimental number is F76452.

Headstone of W.J. (Bill) Martin

Item is a photograph of the headstone of Cape Breton Highlander (D Company) Private W.J. (Bill) Martin, who was killed in combat on May 4, 1944 and is buried at the Cassino War Cemetery. Martin's regimental number is F54822.

Headstone of T.B. McNutt

Item is a photograph of the headstone of Cape Breton Highlander (B Company) Private T.B. McNutt of Kentville, who was killed in combat on May 25 and is buried at the Cassino War Cemetery. McNutt 's regimental number is F30217 .

Headstone of D.P. (Doug) Frye

Item is a photograph of the headstone of Cape Breton Highlander (D Company) Private D.P. (Doug) Frye of Glace Bay , who was killed in combat on May 25 and is buried at the Cassino War Cemetery. Frye's regimental number is F54861.

Headstone of J.E. Mapplebeck

Item is a photograph of the headstone of Cape Breton Highlander (C Company) Private J.E. Mapplebeck of Aylesford, N.S., who was killed in combat on May 26 and is buried at the Cassino War Cemetery. Mapplebeck's regimental number is F56450.

Headstone of G.R. "Mermaid" MacDonald

Item is a photograph of the headstone of Cape Breton Highlander (C Company) Corporal G.R. "Mermaid" MacDonald of Prince Edward Island, who was killed in combat on May 28, 1944 and buried at the Cassino War Cemetery. MacDonald's regimental number is F60129.

Headstone of P.F. (Phil) MacCormack

Item is a photograph of the headstone of Cape Breton Highlander (C Company) Sergeant P.F. (Phil) MacCormack of MacIntyres Lake, N.S., who was killed in combat on May 26, 1944 and buried at the Cassino War Cemetery. MacCormack's regimental number is F54686.

Headstone of A.G. Smith

Item is a photograph of the headstone of Cape Breton Highlander (C Company) Private A.G. Smith of Ashmore, N.S., who was killed in combat on May 26, 1944 and buried at the Cassino War Cemetery. MacDonald's regimental number is F65317.

Headstone of R.C. MacDonald

Item is a photograph of the headstone of Cape Breton Highlander (C Company) Private R.C. MacDonald of Halifax, N.S., who was killed in combat on May 26, 1944 and buried at the Cassino War Cemetery. MacDonald's regimental number is F29675.

Headstone of J.J. McGrath

Item is a photograph of the headstone of Cape Breton Highlander (B Company) Private J.J. McGrath of Glace Bay, N.S., who was killed in combat on May 26, 1944 and buried at the Cassino War Cemetery. McGrath's regimental number is F88633.

Headstone of L.L. Cormier

Item is a photograph of the headstone of Cape Breton Highlander (D Company) Lance Sergeant L.L. Cormier of Cheticamp, N.S., who was killed in combat on January 17, 1944 and buried at the Cassino War Cemetery. Cormier's regimental number is F54613.

Headstone of D.J. Fraser

Item is a photograph of the headstone of Cape Breton Highlander (C Company) Company Sergeant-Major D.J. Fraser of New Waterford, N.S., who was killed in combat on January 17, 1944 and buried at the Cassino War Cemetery. Fraser's regimental number is F54767.

Headstone of J. Hare

Item is a photograph of the headstone of Cape Breton Highlander (C Company) Private J. Hare of North Sydney, N.S., who was killed in combat on February 12, 1944 and buried at the Cassino War Cemetery. Hare's regimental number is F88239.

Plot 1 row D of the Montecchio War Cemetery

Item is a photograph of plot 1 Row D of the Montecchio War Cemetery where 15 Cape Breton Highlanders are buried. The Cape Breton Highlanders that are buried here are Private F.J. Gaudet (P.E.I.), Private W.W. Walker (Glace Bay), Corporal W. MacPherson (Glace Bay), Private P. Michaud (New Brunswick), Sergeant D.H. MacDonald (Florence), Private G.W. Abbott (Glace Bay), Private N.C. Skinner (Guysborough County), Private J.P. Rankin (Mabou), Private J.W. Blacquiere (P.E.I.), Sergeant J.P. Kerr (Sydney Mines), Private A.E. Arsenault (P.E.I.), Corporal M.P. Howie (P. Caledonia), Private A. Hickey (Sydney), Private W.I. Furlong (New Brunswick), and Private J. Forrest (Sydney Mines).

Headstone of H.F. Grouchy

Item is a photograph of the headstone of Cape Breton Highlander (D Company) Sergeant H.F. Grouchy of Glace Bay, N.S., who was killed in combat on September 10, 1944 and buried at the Montecchio War Cemetery. Grouchy's regimental number is F54862.

Headstone of J.P. Kerr

Item is a photograph of the headstone of Cape Breton Highlander (SP Company) Sergeant J.P. Kerr of Sydney Mines, N.S., who was killed in combat on August 30, 1944, and buried at the Montecchio War Cemetery. Kerr's regimental number is F55694.

Headstone of E.A. Johnston

Item is a photograph of the headstone of Cape Breton Highlander (HQ Company) Private E.A. Johnston of Sydney, N.S., who was killed in combat on September 1, 1944 and buried at the Montecchio War Cemetery. Johnston's regimental number is F54618.

Headstone of W. MacPherson

Item is a photograph of the headstone of Cape Breton Highlander (B Company) Corporal W. MacPherson of Glace Bay, N.S., who was killed in combat on August 30, 1944 and buried at the Montecchio War Cemetery. MacPherson's regimental number is F88284.

Headstone of Archie Yates

Item is a photograph of the headstone of Cape Breton Highlander Private Archie Yates of New Aberdeen, N.S., who was killed in combat on September 15, 1944 and buried at the Gradara War Cemetery. Yates' regimental number is F24485.

Headstone of John MacKay

Item is a photograph of the headstone of Cape Breton Highlander Lance Sergeant John MacKay of New Aberdeen, N.S. who was killed in combat on September 7, 1944 and buried at the Gradara War Cemetery.

Headstone of W. MacLaren

Item is a photograph of the headstone of Cape Breton Highlander (B Company) W. McLaren of St. Peter's Bay, P.E.I., who was killed in combat on September 13, 1944 and buried at the Coriano Ridge War Cemetery. McLaren's regimental number is F5738.

Headstone of J.W. Stacey

Item is a photograph of the headstone of Cape Breton Highlander (HQ Company) J.W. Stacey of North Sydney, N.S., who was killed in combat on September 13, 1944 and buried at the Coriano Ridge War Cemetery. Stacey's regimental number is F54968.

Headstone of William MacLennan

Item is a photograph of the headstone of Cape Breton Highlander (D Company) William MacLennan of Sydney, who was killed in combat on September 5, 1944 and buried at the Coriano Ridge War Cemetery. MacLennan's regimental number is F89335.

Headstone of John H. Murrant

Item is a photograph of the headstone of Cape Breton Highlander (D Company) John H. Murrant of New Waterford, N.S., who was killed in combat on September 5, 1944 and buried at the Coriano Ridge War Cemetery. Murrant's regimental number is F88698.

Headstone of A. Chiasson

Item is a photograph of the headstone of Cape Breton Highlander (B Company) Private A. Chiasson of Reserve Mines, who was killed in combat on September 28, 1944 and buried at the Cesena War Cemetery. Chiasson's regimental number is F54757.

Headstone of J.R. Funnell

Item is a photograph of the headstone of Cape Breton Highlander (B Company) Private J.R. Funnell of Alberta, who was killed in combat on September 30, 1944 and buried at the Cesena War Cemetery. Funnell's regimental number is M106750.

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