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In Memory of


Cape Breton Highlanders, R.C.I.C
who died on
Thursday, 13th July 1944. Age 20.

Additional Information:
Son of Joseph and Caroline Hanlon, of Canso, Guysborough Co., Nova Scotia, Canada.

Commemorative Information



Grave Reference/
Panel Number:
II, B, 16.
Take the autostrada A2 to Naples, and leave it at the Caserta Nord exit. Proceed to the first set of traffic lights and then turn left and continue along the main street eastward for 2.2 kilometres, past the Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale). Just after the Royal Palace, about 0.2 kilometres, turn left at the main intersection (a piazza with round corners) and head north for 2.0 kilometres, following this street along the eastern edge of the Royal Gardens. After 2.0 kilometres, turn right and proceed directly westward for 0.8 kilometres, then turn southward down an incline. After a distance of 0.3 kilometres there will be a large Communal Cemetery located on the left; proceed to the main gates and the CWGC plot will be found at the end of this road. Cars should be parked within the Communal Cemetery grounds for security reasons.

Historical Information:

The Royal Palace at Caserta served as headquarters for the Allied armies in Italy for the greater part of the duration of the Italian campaign. The site of the Caserta War Cemetery was chosen in April 1945. Some of the graves here are those of prisoners of war, some of men who died in hospital here; No.2 British General Hospital was at Caserta from December 1943 until September 1945. There are also a few burials resulting from the fighting in the middle of October 1943, on the River Volturno, which lies not far away to the north. There are now nearly 800, 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, over 10 are unidentified.

Cape Breton Highlanders War Cemeteries