TAAFFE, William

Rank: 
Marine
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service numbers: 
PLY/X 103178
Born: 
Thursday, August 5, 1920
Birthplace: 
Preston, Lancashire
Died : 
Friday, September 17, 1943
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
23
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Operations: 
Local Roll of Honour: 

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

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/137.

Notes
His brother also died -  C/KX 152295 Stoker 1st Class Geoffrey Taaffe,  aged 20, H.M. Submarine Usurper. 12th October 1943. Chatham Naval Memorial.
 
Primary Roll of Honour: 
Photo of grave in Gallery: 
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