Argenta Gap War Cemetery, Italy

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HAMSTEAD, Edward Oliver

40RM Commando
Marine Edward Hamstead died during operations at Lake Comacchio, Italy.
  • He had earlier received a Mention in Despatches for outstanding service while operating with the Allied Armies in Italy, rank shown as Marine (Acting Temporary Corporal)*.
*London Gazette 36903, page 518 published 23 January 1945.

HILL, Henry William

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

HOBBS, Victor Frederick

40RM Commando
Marine Victor Hobbs died during operations at Lake Commachio, Italy.
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
No 9 Commando
Captain Harry Kither MC, from Longcot Shrivenham near Swindon, died during operations at Lake Comacchio and the Argenta Gap. He had been awarded the Military Cross "in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy."
London Gazette 37162, page 3494.
England & Wales Government Probate Death Index.

SMALLBONE, Nelson Arthur Michel

Sergeant Nelson Smallbone 2 Commando
Neslon Smallbone
No 2 Commando
Sergeant Nelson Smallbone, 6 troop, died 11 March 1945 during operations in Italy [1][2].
  • Mentioned in Despatches for "gallant and distinguished services in the field."[3].
  • 3 September 1943 (Corporal) wounded during operations in Italy (Salerno) [4].
[1] CWGC
[2] CVA Gallery.
[3] London Gazette 36950, page 1041.

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