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Cassino War Cemetery, Cassino

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The Cassino War Cemetery is a war grave cemetery in the commune of Cassino, Province of Frosinone, 139km south-east of Rome, Italy.Of the burials, 289 servicemen are unidentified. Within the cemetery stands the Cassino Memorial which commemorates over 4,000 Commonwealth servicemen who took part in the Italian campaign and whose graves are not known.Cassino MemorialWhenever possible, these war memorials were placed within military cemeteries near the theatres of operations. During the Battle of Monte Cassino, Cassino saw some of the fiercest fighting of the Italian Campaign, the town itself and the dominating Monastery Hill proving the most stubborn obstacles encountered in the advance towards Rome. The majority of those buried in the war cemetery died in the battles during these months. there are 4,271 Commonwealth servicemen of the Second World War buried or commemorated at Cassino War Cemetery. From Canada, 194 servicemembers are honoured on the Cassino Memorial.One soldier memorialized on the cenotaph is Yeshwant Ghadge (1921–1944), who served in the 5th Mahratta Light Infantry in the British Indian Army. For gallantry against the enemy, Ghadge was awarded the Victoria Cross.
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  • Beautifully maintained Commonwealth War Cemetery. Views up to Monte Cassino Abbey. Peaceful and thought-provoking.  more »
  • Visited the grave of a relative. The cemetery is in a peaceful location at the base of Montecassino and is attractive and very well maintained. Unfortunately it appears to suffer from vandalism and th...  more »
  • My uncle is buried in this cemetery and it was a very emotional experience to visit his grave in this superbly maintained, serene and beautiful place. A day to remember  more »
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  • This cemetery is maintained to a high standard by the Commonwealth war Graves commission. It is a very moving place, made more so by the fact that my uncle fought in the battles for Cassino but luckily survived the war. Also noticeable are the large number of Indian names on the memorials. It wasn't just the British that fought and died. Worth a visit if you are interested in history or want to be reminded about the cost of war. Recommended.
  • Impressive war cemetery with resting places for thousands of soldiers who were killed on one of the Italian battlefields
  • Fantastic place. Very moving. Thank you!
  • A very beautiful and clean war Cemetery.
  • Beautiful place to visit on a warm day, but remember it is a place of worship for thousands of people who were victims of an atrocious war
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