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RICCIONE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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Country:
Italy
Identified Casualties:
1
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
12.64567
Latitude:
43.99963

Location Information

Riccione is on the Adriatic coast, 9.6 kilometres South-East of Rimini, on the main railway line from Brindisi to Milan. Riccione Communal Cemetery is on the Via Giulio Cesare, within the old cemetery known as "Cimitero Vecchio". The Commonwealth war grave is between two chapels, 10 metres beyond the entrance gates.

Cemetery Address: Viale Gliulio Cesare, Riccione (FO).

GPS Co-ordinates: 44.000641, 12.641466.

Visiting Information

For further information and enquiries please contact enquiries@cwgc.org

Historical Information

The Italians entered the war on the Allied side, declaring war on Austria, in May 1915. Commonwealth forces were at the Italian front between November 1917 and November 1918, and rest camps and medical units were established at various locations in northern Italy behind the front, some of them remaining until 1919.

From the Summer of 1917 until late 1918, the Mediterranean lines of communication for the British Salonika Force ran the length of Italy from Taranto in the south-east, to Turin in the north-west.

Riccione Communal Cemetery contains one Commonwealth burial of the First World War.