Agira Canadian War Cemetery

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Agira Canadian War Cemetery
Cemetary Agira.jpg
Country: Italy
Location: Agira, Sicily
Coordinates: 37°39′17″N 14°33′3″E / 37.65472, 14.55083
Type: Public
Owned by: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Number of gravesites: 490
Website: Agira Canadian War Cemetery

The Agira Canadian War Cemetery is a cemetery in Sicily containing the graves of the Canadians killed during the Sicily campaign of the Second World War.


Agira was taken by the 1st Canadian Division of 28 July 1943 and the site for the war cemetery was chosen in September for the burial of all Canadians who had been killed in the Sicily campaign. Agira Canadian War Cemetery contains 490 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War.


Agira Canadian War Cemetery lies in the Commune of Agira, Province of Enna, in the centre of Sicily. From the autostrada A19, Catania-Palermo, take the exit to Catenanuova. Follow signposts to Regalbuto, then pass Regalbuto, going in the direction of Agira. The Cemetery is then signposted about 12 kilometres from Regalbuto.

"We Rest Here"

The following members of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals are buried here.

Headstone Service Number Rank and Name Grave Location
Brown, Charles George grave marker.jpg
L1112 Sigmn CG Brown C, F, 334.
Devlin, Ralph William grave marker.jpg
F78883 Cpl RW Devlin D, A, 390.
Jinssen, Herman William grave marker.jpg
B88567 Sigmn HW Jinssen C, F, 339.
Kroon, Theodorus Benedictus grave marker.jpg
A2102 Sgt TSSH Kroon C, F, 333.
Quick, Milton Stewart grave marker.jpg
A2299 Sigmn MS Quick C, F, 332.
Quinn, Robert Arthur grave marker.jpg
B81879 Sigmn RA Quinn C. D, 304.
Simpson, Thomas William grave marker.jpg
C38253 Sigmn TW Simpson A, C, 46.
Walker, Norman Alan grave marker.jpg
K29066 Sigmn NA Walker B, F, 211.

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