Remembering Fusilier Albert Cyril Smith

We recently received a short note from Richard Davis, the great nephew of Fusilier Albert Smith, who was killed in Tunisia on 17th April 1943 and who is named on the Memorial at the Medjez-el-Bab CWGC Cemetery. “My great uncle, Albert Cyril Smith, was born to Albert Edward Smith and Hilda Mary Smith (nee Hampson)…

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Fusilier George Holmes’ time with the Faughs

A visit to eastern Italy in May 2022 By Gillian Morrison. Although my travelling companion, Diana, and I arrived in the Abruzzo region on the Adriatic coast of Italy on Friday 29th April, my major quest, and the main purpose of my visit to this area, didn’t start in earnest until Monday 2nd May. On…

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Fusilier Christopher Mangan in Italy and Austria

We have been contacted by the family of Fusilier Christopher Mangan who served in Italy and Austria with the 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (1 RIrF). In their notes to us, Christopher’s son, Philip, and grandson, Shane, have provided details of his service record but, although most elements are clear,  Shane continues to uncover further…

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