Thursday, July 24, 2014

Coriano Ridge War Cemetery

Since we were in Italy with time on our hands, we decided to drive over to the east coast towards Coriano. The trip took us through some fantastic countryside, which is always a pleasure, but the main ambition was to visit the Coriano Ridge War cemetery. 

Andy's half-uncle is buried there. Edwin Timms (known to the family as Ted or Teddy) was just 23 when he died on 9 September 1944 at Croce during what was known as the battles for the Gothic Line.

Like all of the Commonwealth War Graves Cemeteries, it was very well kept, and it felt very peaceful.  He was buried in the far right corner, so he really is buried in "some corner of a foreign field that is forever England".

Coriano Ridge War Grave Cemetery

Grave of Lieut. Edwin Timms

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