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In Memory of

AMBROSE POTTIE

Private
F/10163
Cape Breton Highlanders, R.C.I.C
who died on
Tuesday, 24th October 1944. Age 25.

Additional Information: Son of Alcide and Helen Pottie, of New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada.


Commemorative Information

Cemetery:

FORLI WAR CEMETERY, Italy

Grave Reference/
Panel Number:
II, C, 15.
   
Location:
The War Cemetery is located on the outskirts of Forli, about 3 kilometres South-West of the town, in the locality of Vecchiazzano, Via Borghina. From the SS9 to the west of the town, take the SS67 to Florence. After 3-4 km there is a signpost pointing left to Vecchiazzano.

Historical Information:

The cemetery site was selected soon after the Eighth Army took Forli in November 1944, and burials were concentrated there from the surrounding battlefields; many of those buried there lost their lives in the heavy fighting in appalling weather between Rimini and Ravenna in October-December 1944. There are now over 700, 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site.

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