LONGLAND, Norman Harry
Thursday, March 2, 1944
Died on active service
Roll of Honour:
Lieutenant Norman Longland died during operations in Italy.
In the book The Light Blue Lanyard, the author writes "Lt N.Longland, a replacement for Lt Laidlaw who had been wounded at Termoli, contracted Hepatitis, from which he failed to recover."
Caserta War CemeteryThe 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. Sources: CWGC The Light Blue Lanyard (p77) author Jeffrey Charles Beadle
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