Salerno

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BARRY, John

Private John Barry died of wounds inflicted during the action at Salerno.

We have a document in our Gallery that outlines these details. He died of wounds that he  "received at Dragone Hill, Salerno, on the 13th September 1943 " and that he "died at 67 General Hospital CMF".*

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BENNETT, Derick S.

Private Derick Bennett, 6 troop, died during operations at Salerno.

We have a document in our Gallery that outlines these details. He was killed in action  "on the 13th September 1943 at Dragone Hill, Salerno", and that he was originally buried by house at the top of the steps on the West side of Hill. Religious ceremony. Map ref. 606307." He was buried in a communal grave with Capt. Mason and LCpl Formoy.

BLOWER, Alfred

Private Alfred Blower 2 Commando

Private Alfred Blower, 4 troop, died of wounds after the action at Salerno. [1]+[2]

We have a document in our Gallery that outlines these details. He died of wounds that he  "received at Dragone Hill, Salerno, on the 13th September 1943 " and that he "died at 67 General Hospital CMF". [2]+[see notes]

BROOME, Richard Frank

Captain Richard Broome, OC 5 troop, died during operations at Salerno.

Richard Broome volunteered from the South Lancs for the Independent Companies when they were raised. He joined No 4 Independent Company as a Lieutenant and saw action during an operation in Norway.  Later he embarked with a contingent from No 2 as part of Force X sailing for Gibraltar and Malta.

BULLOCK, Donald Charles

Sergeant Donald Bullock DCM died during operations at Salerno, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Dragonea, above Vietri sul Mare. He had earlier been awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for leadership, gallantry and devotion to duty while serving with Royal Marine Commandos in Italy. [1]

BURNS, Charles

Gunner Charles Burns, 6 troop, died during operations at Salerno.

We have a document in our gallery with more details. He was "killed in action at Dragone Hill, Salerno." It goes on to say that he was "buried as far as is known by the 6th Yorks and Lancs on the forward slope of hill."  In the same document against the death and burial of Fus W. Davies it adds " (see 1612571 Pte. Burns. C. ) "

CARRICK, George

Lance Corporal George Carrick, 3 troop, died during operations at Salerno.
 
We have a document in our Gallery with details that he was killed in action on the 13th September at Dragone Hill. He was initially buried there (Map ref 602409).
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CRAIG, Robinson Ostle

Private Robinson Craig died during operations 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.

DAVIES, Wyndam Francis

Fusilier Wyndam Davies, 6 troop, died during operations at Salerno.

We have a document in our gallery that gives details of his death. He was "killed in action at Dragone Hill Salerno. " It goes on to state" Buried as far as is known by the 6th Yorks and Lancs Regt., on the forward slope of hill. " It also adds " ( see 1612571 Pte Burns. C.) "

DAY, Arthur Frank

Private Arthur Day died during operations 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 17th September at Piegolelle (aka Piegolette), Italy." It also states he was buried there with 2 others.

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DRURY, Charles Henry

Private Charles Drury, 2 troop, died during operations at Salerno.

We have a document in our Gallery with details that differ in date to that shown on the CWGC database. The document states he died on the 14th September of wounds received at Dragone Hill, Vietri, on the 12th September.

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FORMOY, Donald Neville

Lance Corporal Donald Formoy, 6 troop, died during operations at Salerno.

We have a document in our Gallery that outlines these details. He was killed in action  "on the 13th September 1943 at Dragone Hill, Salerno", and that he was originally buried by house at the top of the steps on the West side of Hill. Religious ceremony. Map ref. 606307." He was buried in a communal grave with Capt. Mason and Pte Bennet D.

GARLAND, Lindsay Ernest Albert

Sergeant Lindsay Garland was with Captain the Duke of Wellington and 2 troop. During the attack on 'The Pimple' in the village of Piegolelle, Salerno, they were both killed. He had previously served in 1 and 4 troops within 2 Cdo.

We have a document in our Gallery that outlines these details. He held a temporary or acting rank of TSM. He was killed in action  "on the 16th September 1943 at Pringle, Piegolelle (aka Piegolette), Italy", and that he was originally buried there.

HUNTER, John Edmund

Lance Corporal John Hunter, 5 troop, died during operations at Salerno.

We have a document in our Gallery that outlines these details. He "was killed in action at Dragone Hill, Salerno, on the 13th September 1943 " and that he "was buried by the 6th Yorks and Lancs. Location not known."

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JACKSON, Joseph (Pte)

Private Joseph Jackson died during operations at Salerno.

We have a document in our Gallery that outlines these details. He held a temporary or acting rank of Lance Corporal. He was killed in action  "on the 17th September 1943* at the bottom of Marine Hill, Piegolette (Piegolelle) Village", and that he was originally buried " Between house (map ref 694323) and bottom of Marine Hill, 7 yards East side of House."

KILLEEN, Martin

Private Martin Killeen died during operations at Salerno.

We have a document in our Gallery with details that relate to his death. The document states his initial as 'J' and that he "was killed in action on the 10th September at Vietre Sul Mare (Map ref 614298)." It also states he was buried "in Orange Grove at back of school in Vietri (Map ref 618298).

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MASON, Frank Stanley

Lieutenant Frank Mason held the temporary rank of Captain at the time of his death which occurred during the action at Vietri.

We have a document in our Gallery that outlines these details. He was killed in action  "on the 13th September 1943 at Dragone Hill, Salerno", and that he was originally buried by house at the top of the steps on the West side of Hill. Religious ceremony. Map ref. 606307." He was buried in a communal grave with LCpl Formoy and Pte Bennet D.

SMITH, James

LCpl James Smith

Lance Corporal James Smith died during operations at Salerno.

We have a document in our Gallery that outlines these details. "Killed in action at Dragone Hill,  on the left flank North of Jaconti. Buried 20 yards past T junction (Map ref. 600310) from Dragone to Padacouni, and 20 yards in from the road, ie. South on the left hand side. Map ref. 600309. Marked with a steel helmet but occupier of house some 20 to 30 yards away knows exact location."

TAAFFE, William

Marine William Taaffe died during operations at Salerno, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette in English.)

His brother also Fell -  C/KX 152295 Stoker 1st Class Geoffrey Taaffe,  aged 20, H.M. Submarine Usurper. 12th October 1943. Chatham Naval Memorial.

THOMSON, Hugh

Lance Corporal Hugh Thomson 6 Commando
Lance Corporal Hugh Thomson died [1] during operations at Salerno, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette in English.) [2]
 

Extract from the Dundee Evening Telegraph - Wednesday 13 October 1943

TIERNEY, Norman

Acting Regimental Sergeant Major Norman Tierney died during operations at Salerno, this date being that of the action in the valley south of La Molina and the nearby hills close to Vietri.
 
He received a postumous MiD "For gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty in leading a successful counter-attack against a strongly held enemy position in Italy. He did not return from the attack. " 
 

WELLESLEY, Henry Valerian George

Captain Henry Wellesley, the 6th Duke of Wellington, died during operations at Salerno. He was in charge of 2 troop with orders to attack and take the village of Piegolelle. This was heavily defended by the Germans firing from the heights called 'the Pimple'. He was awarded a posthumous M.I.D.
 
"War Office, 28th September, 1944. The KING has been graciously pleased to approve that the- following be Mentioned in recognition of gallant and distinguished 'services in Italy:— Infantry. D.W.R. Lt. (temp. Capt.) The Duke of Wellington (56864) (killed in action)."

WRAY, Peter Francis Hugh

Lieutenant Peter Wray died during operations at Salerno, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette in English.)

He received a MiD for "distinguished services in Sicily."​​
(Source: London Gazettes Supp. 36454, page1557.)
 

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