TAAFFE, William

Rank: 
Marine
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
PLY/X 103178
Died : 
Friday, September 17, 1943
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
23
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 
Operations: 

Mne. Taaffe was killed 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.

Photo of grave in Gallery: 
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