Argenta Gap War Cemetery, Italy

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HILL, Henry William

Henry William Hill 40RM Commando
Sgt. Hill was killed during operations at Lake Comacchio. He received his MiD for "gallant and distinguished service while operating with the Army in Italy."
(Source: London Gazettes Supp. 36676, page 4010.)

HOBBS, Victor Frederick

Mne. Hobbs was killed during operations at Lake Commachio.

An account by Ron Perry of the action

In the beginning of 1945, at the end of the Italian campaign, we made our last break-through for the 8th Army. I was in Y troop of 40 Commando, Royal Marines, the leading troop in this action. We met some resistence by a canal near to what is now Lake Como. We were detailed to take two bridges and a power plant, which was our particular objective. This was along a spit of land alongside Lake Como.

KITHER, Harry Thomas

Lt Kither 9 Commando
Captain Harry Kither MC was killed during operations at Lake Comacchio and the Argenta Gap. He had been awarded the MC "in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy."
London Gazettes Supp. 37162, page 3494.

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