Moro River Canadian War Cemetery
|Moro River Canadian War Cemetery|
|Owned by:||Commonwealth War Graves Commission|
|Number of gravesites:||1615|
|Website:||Moro River Canadian War Cemetery|
The Moro River Canadian War Cemetery is a cemetery containing predominantly Canadian soldiers killed during the fighting at Moro River and Ortona, and during the weeks that preceded and followed it, during the Second World War.
In January 1944 the Canadian Corps selected this site, intending that it would contain the graves of those who died during the Ortona battle and in the fighting in the weeks before and after it. Today, there are 1,615 graves in the cemetery, of which over 50 are unidentified and 1,375 are Canadian.
The Moro River Canadian War Cemetery is located on high ground near the Adriatic Sea at San Donato, in the Commune of Ortona (about 5 kilometres south of the town) and the Province of Chieti. The cemetery is just east of the main Adriatic coast road (SS16) and can be reached from Rome on the autostrada A25 (Rome-Pescara) by branching on the autostrada A14 and leaving it at Ortona. The approach road to the cemetery from the main road passes under an arch forming part of the little church of San Donato.
"We Rest Here"
The following members of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals are buried here.