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.