LONGLAND, Norman Harry

Rank: 
Lieutenant
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Died : 
Thursday, March 2, 1944
Died on active service
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Lieutenant Norman Longland died of illness during operations in Italy. 
 
Extract from the book 'The Light Blue Lanyard'
"Lt N.Longland, a replacement for Lt Laidlaw who had been wounded at Termoli, contracted Hepatitis, from which he failed to recover."
 
Sources
CWGC
The Light Blue Lanyard (p77) author  Jeffrey Charles Beadle.
 
Notes
Caserta War Cemetery - The Royal Palace at Caserta served as headquarters for the Allied armies in Italy for the greater part of the duration of the Italian campaign and the 2nd General Hospital was at Caserta from December 1943 until September 1945. 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. There are also a few burials from the October 1943 fighting on the River Volturno, which lies not far away to the north [Source: CWGC].
 
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