Cassino Memorial

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RSM Beardsmore was killed during operations at Mount Ornito and Monte Faito, Italy.
Whilst a Lance Corporal with the 2nd Bn., North Staffs.,  he was amongst a group of service personnel whose names were brought to notice by the General Officer Commanding the British Forces in Palestine and Trans-Jordan, in recognition of distinguished services rendered in connection with the operations in Palestine during the period, 12th September, 1937 to 31st March, 1938.

COUPE, Leonard

LSgt. Coupe was killed during an operation against German forces in the wadis near the Anzio beachhead.
He received a posthumous MiD in recognition of "gallant and distinguished services in Italy." (Source: London Gazettes Supp. 36886, page 318.)

CRAIG, Robinson Ostle

Pte Craig was killed during the action at Salerno.

We have a document in our Gallery with details that relate to his death. The document states he "was killed in action on the 11th September at Dragon La Hill, near Vietri, and buried at Dragon La Hill on the 12th September." It states the grave was marked with a cross, however there is no known grave for Pte Craig and he is remembered with honour on the Cassino Memorial.


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