Caserta War Cemetery

ANDERSON, Barrie Sherwill Norman

At the time of his death, Italy, where Tpr. Anderson is buried,  was not yet liberated perhaps explained by this entry for Caserta in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) databse: "Some of those buried here died in the hospital, others as prisoners of war (there was a POW Hospital at Caserta) before the Allied invasion."  From November 1942 No 1 Commando were in action against German and  Italian forces in North Africa after Operation Torch.

HENDERSON, John Patrick Leo

Lt Henderson 2 Commando
Major Henderson MC, 2 Special Service Brigade, was killed during operations in Italy.
 
On the 8th May 1940 he transferred from the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry to the Royal Engineers retaining his seniority as 2/Lieutenant.
(Source: London Gazettes Supp. 34843, page 2701.)
 
​He was awarded the MC whilst a Captain (T/Major)  in No 2 Commando at Salerno.

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