Bari War Cemetery, Italy
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Marine William Barrington died in Italy. At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at Termoli.
Trooper Norman Bunn, 2 troop, died of wounds in 11 Casualty Clearing Station, Brindisi, Italy.
Private James Catterall died during operations at Termoli.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.
Able Seaman Robert Goard, RN Beach Commando, died in Italy. [Source: CWGC]
Corporal Charles Harrons, 1 troop, died after No 2 Commando had just taken part in the raid on Spilje, Albania.
An entry in the No 2 Cdo War Diary dated 24th August 1944 states " Burial Service for Cpl Harrons (1 Tp) who died in hospital at Bari was held in the afternoon."
Rifleman George Hulme died during the period when No 2 Commando were engaged on operations at Sarande.
- Awarded the MC for "gallant and distinguished services in operations leading to the capture of Termoli."
- Awarded a bar to his MC for "courage, leadership and resource in operations which led to the crossing of the Garigliano River in the face of determined opposition, from the enemy."
Bombardier Peter McDougall died of wounds in 11 Casualty Clearing Station in Brindisi, Italy.
The No 2 Commando War Diary for the 30th and 31st July 1944 record some details of a visit there on the 30th after No 2 Commando had arrived at Monopoli, Italy, after their stay on Vis. This was just after the Commando raid at Spilje Albania on the 28th July 1944.
Gunner David Miller is not listed as a Commando on the CWGC database, however, on their Grave Concentration Report his unit was originally shown as 2 Commando and then scored through to show as per his Regiment.
Cpl. White died in Italy.
Bari War CemeteryThe site of Bari War Cemetery was chosen in November 1943. There was no serious fighting in the vicinity of the town, which was the Army Group headquarters during the early stages of the Italian campaign, but it continued to be an important supply base and hospital centre, with the 98th General Hospital stationed there from October 1943 until the end of the war. At various times, six other general hospitals were stationed at Trani and Barletta, about 48 km away. (Source: CWGC)
Private Reginald Wilson died during operations in Italy. The exact circumstances of his death are not known to this archive, however he is recorded as being killed in action on the Westminster Abbey Commando ROH database.