Irish Brigade

The story of the 38th (Irish) Brigade in the Second World War

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Roll of honour 1942-46

More than 1,000 men lost their lives while serving with the 38th (Irish) Brigade during the campaigns in Tunisia and Italy, men from all parts of Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England as well as a number of Canadians and South Africans and at least one Australian.

On this page, the Irish Brigade website lists their names, regiment, service number, date of death, age and place of burial or memorial, all in chronological order of the date of their death. The information has come from Clear The Way! A History of the 38th (Irish) Brigade and from independent research by the Irish Brigade website.

We continue to find additional details of men, whose names have previously not been included in the listings and we shall add their details as they become known. Click on the monthly headings to see photographs of some of the final resting places of men of the brigade.

Full details can be found on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) website by clicking here.

For further information on the locations of the war cemeteries in North Africa and Italy, click here.


Roll of Honour – Tunisia.

December 1942 – 20 men.

1 Rowland Farthing

Rank: Sergeant     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers     Service number: 6981482

Date: 08.12.1942     Age: 22     Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Sergeant Farthing’s death is recorded on a date when the battalion was travelling by road at night from Bone to Souq el-Khamis in Tunisia. The journey started at 11pm on 7 December and was completed at 5am on 8 December. The diaries record that a carrier operated by 14 platoon drove off the road and fell 50 feet down a mountain side and there were 14 casualties but no deaths. This information may have been outdated if Farthing had died of his injuries later in the day without the knowledge of the author of the diaries.

Son of Fred and Annie Farthing of Grimsby.

2 Ronald Childs

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles     Service number: 7016720

Date: 10.12.1942     Age: 22     Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Rifleman Childs, a 22-year old member of the high-spirited carrier platoon, was killed when he slipped and fell on the Number 75 Hawkins anti-tank grenade he was carrying which was designed to be detonated when a vehicle drove over it. The grenade contained about 1lb of high explosives.

Son of Herbert and Edith Alice Childs of Kenton, Harrow.

3 Charles Brady

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles     Service number: 7022243

Date: 11.12.1942     Age: 19     Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Rifleman Brady was in F Company and was accidentally killed in an unexplained incident that involved one other unnamed casualty.

Son of Samuel and Sarah Brady, of Leyton, Essex.

4 Richard Clutterbuck

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers     Service number: 6981938

Date: 11.12.1942     Age: 28     Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Son of Harry and Winifred May of Portskewett, Monmouthshire.

5 James Purdy

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers     Service number: 7045512

Date: 21.12.1942     Age: 28     Place of burial:  Massicault

6 Harold Kershaw

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles     Service number: 14209861

Date: 26.12.1942     Age: 34     Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Nicholson and Alice Kershaw.

7 Desmond Bernard Moore

Rank: Lieutenant     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers, attached from Worcestershire Regiment     Service number: 124194

Date 27.12.1942     Age: 28     Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Lieutenant Moore of B Company was ambushed and killed with three of his men in the Goubellat area while leading a patrol on the night of 27 December.

Son of Albert Victor and Avice Machell Moore of Stamford Lincolnshire and was a graduate of University College Oxford. Desmond Moore had been posted to the Faughs from the Worcestershire Regiment in October 1942.

8 Leonard Charles Thoroughgood

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers     Service number: 6982677

Date: 27.12.1942     Age: 30     Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Fusilier Thoroughgood, a member of B Company, was killed in the Goubellat area along with Lt Moore.

9 Thomas Williams

Rank: Fusilier      Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers     Service number: 6982382

Date: 27.12.1942     Age: 28     Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Fusilier Williams, a member of B Company, was killed in the Goubellat area with Lt Moore.

10 Daniel Downing

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers     Service number: 7043103

Date: 27.12.1942     Age: 25     Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Fusilier Downing, a member of B Company, was killed in the Goubellat area with Lt Moore.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Downing, of Sneem, Killarney.

11 Joseph Roche

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers     Service number: 7043683

Date: 28.12.1942     Age: 26     Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Fusilier Roche was a member of D Company in the Faughs and was wounded in the groin during a company operation across the Goubellat valley. He died almost instantly. 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Roche; husband of Katie Roche, of Horsham, Sussex.

12 Jack Rodin

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers     Service number: 6982648

Date: 28.12.1942     Age: 25     Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

13 Samuel Kane

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers     Service number: 6977922

Date: 28.12.1942     Age: 27     Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Samuel and Elizabeth Kane; husband of Emma Kane, of Portadown, Co. Armagh.

14 James Peden Montgomery

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers     Service number: 6979320

Date: 28.12.1942     Age: 22     Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Son of Jean Montgomery; husband of Margaret Montgomery, of Belfast.

15 Alfred Robinson

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers     Service number: 7044953

Date: 28.12.1942     Age: 26     Place of burial:  Thibar Seminary, Tunisia

Husband of Myra Robinson of Clun, Shropshire.

16 Albert Deakin

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7046225

Date: 29.12.1942   Age: 33      Place of burial:  Massicault

Fusilier Deakin was killed during the Faughs’ operations around Goubellat on 27-29 December 1943.

Son of Henry and Lizzie Deakin of Normacott, Stoke-on-Trent.

17 Norman Kyle

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7043678

Date: 29.12.1942   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Fusilier Kyle was killed during the Faughs’ operations around Goubellat on 27-29 December 1943.

Son of Annie Kyle of Carnmoney, Co. Antrim.

18 Richard Eales

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7047601

Date: 29.12.1942   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Fusilier Eales was killed during the Faughs’ operations around Goubellat on 27-29 December 1943.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Eales, of Bulkington, Warwickshire.

19 Arthur Cross

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7046597

Date: 29.12.1942   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Thibar Seminary, Tunisia

Fusilier Cross was killed during the Faughs’ operations around Goubellat on 27-29 December 1943.

Son of Henry and Selina Cross of Tamworth, Staffordshire.

20 William Farnan

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7012407

Date: 31.12.1942   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of William and Jean Farnan of Higher Broughton, Salford.


January 1943.

21 Frank Lunn

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6475959

Date: 03.01.1943   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Fusilier Lunn was killed during a patrol commanded by Lieutenant McCaldin which started on the night of 2 January when the battalion was based in around Goubellat. The patrol was ordered to probe west and to harass, ambush and inflict casualties on German Forces. It was spotted and attacked at around 230am on 4 January. In the ensuing fight, Lunn was shot and died.

22 Robert Carruthers

Rank: Lieutenant     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 180162

Date: 04.01.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Dely Ibrahim, Algeria

Lt Carruthers, who was 6 Innisks’ Adjutant and intelligence officer, was hit in the head in a ME 109 attack on the car he was travelling in with the Skins’ commanding officer Lieutenant Terence Macartney-Filgate on the road between El-Aroussa and Bou Arada at 830am on 20th December 1942. He died of his wounds 15 days later at the Thibar dressing station. Macartney-Filgate recovered from his wounds, occupied staff positions and was awarded an OBE in 1945.

Son of Lieut.-Comdr. Robert Jardine Carruthers, R.N.V.R., and Georgina Rose Carruthers, of Blindley Heath, Surrey; husband of Doris Joan Carruthers, of Katesbridge, Co. Down.

23 Charles McKee

Rank: Lieutenant     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 235692

Date: 04.01.1943   Age:   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Lieutenant McKee led a patrol dispatched at the same time as that the one led by Lieutenant McCaldin on the night of 2nd January. He was reported overdue at 7am on 5 January. The war diaries record state that he and his whole patrol including 20 other ranks “must be considered captured”. McKee had been in fact killed on the night of 4th January.

Son of Phineas and Helen McKee.

24 Charles Sutcliffe

Rank: Lieutenant     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 201012

Date: 05.01.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Massicault

Commander of 18 Platoon in D Company of the Faughs, which was at the time led by Major John Coldwell-Horsfall, Lt Sutcliffe was accidentally killed by pickets during a night patrol.

Son of William Henry and Charlotte Sutcliffe, of Raglan, Monmouthshire. He joined the Faughs at the end of 1941.

25 Joseph Wilfred Francis Green

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6983562

Daate: 06.01.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

A member of A Company and a bren-gunner, Lance Corporal Joseph (Dodger) Green had used up all his ammunition in a patrol action around Goubellat on 6 January. According to a wounded survivor of the action, Green stood with grenades in both hands “hurling abuse at his assailants in between pulling the pins of the grenades with his teeth. Still defiant, Green inevitably fell to enemy fire.” Page 23, Chapter 2, Clear the Way by Richard Doherty, 1993.

Son of Francis and Lydia Green of Burton-on-Trent.

26 Alfred Moore

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7020719

Date: 07.01.1943   Age:   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Thomas and Alice Moore; husband of Gladys Moore of Highgate, Middlesex.

27 John Varty

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6986135

Date: 09.01.1943   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Thibar Seminary, Tunisia

Son of Henry and Mary Reid Varty; husband of Sarah Arm Varty, of Newhall, Staffordshire.

28 John Andrews

Rank: Lieutenant     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 140028

Date: 10.01.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Lieutenant Andrews of C Company was killed at around 1000 when a truck exploded, presumably as a result of bombing. Corporal Christie was injured in the eye in the same incident.

Son of Sydney and Jessie Andrews of Kettering, Northamptonshire.

29 George Beggs

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6979800

Date: 10.01.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Fusilier Beggs was buried on 10 January at 1500hrs. He was killed in the same incident as Lieutenant Andrews (above).

Son of George and Mary Beggs, of Burnley, Lancashire.

30 John Francis Hogan

Rank: Lance Sergeant     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 2716183

Date: 11.01.1943   Age: 39   Place of burial:  Massicault

H Company Sergeant Hogan, who came from Croydon, was killed during an operation in the Goubellat plain to recover tanks that were immobilised in mud. Platoon sergeants up to this point wore wireless sets carrying an aerial that could be seen by snipers. This was the 2nd Battalion’s first significant action during which four men were killed and twelve wounded.

John Hogan was a former Irish guardsman and was the son of Patrick and Mary Hogan, of West Croydon, Surrey.

32 James McLoughlin

Rank: Lance Sergeant     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7014578

Date: 11.01.1943   Age:   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Lance Sergeant McLoughlin, a citizen of Eire, was killed in the tank recovery action in the Goubellat Valley.

Son of James and Kathleen McLoughlin; husband of Bridget McLoughlin, of Victoria, London.

33 John Griffin

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7022287

Date: 11.01.1943   Age: 32   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Rifleman Griffin was killed in the Goubellat Valley operation.

Son of Michael and Ellen Griffin, of Dublin.

34 John Michael Hogan

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7047572

Date: 11.01.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Rifleman Hogan was killed in the Goubellat Valley operation.

Son of Ignatius Francis and Mary Hogan.

35 Donald Fraser

Rank: Rifleman      Unit: London Irish Rifles    Service number: 7014465

Date: 12.01.1943    Age: 21    Place of burial:  Thibar Seminary

Son of Alfred Charles and J. E. Fraser, of Fulham, London.

36 Desmond Warren

Rank: Lieutenant     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 233251

Date: 13.01.1943   Age:   Place of burial:  Massicault

Lt Warren was killed in the first and failed attack on Two Tree Hill. Other casualties suffered in the attack included Captain Ferris wounded, Lieutenants Buck, George, Strickland and Power also wounded. A total of 11 other ranks were killed (see below) and 55 wounded. The diaries reported 16 missing (and possibly killed). Company sergeant major Stevenson was among the wounded. This suggests the battalion suffered 88-89 casualties during the attack. The Commonwealth War Cemetery records suggest that the final toll was 31 dead. This brought its losses since being deployed at the end of December to almost 200.

37 William Higgins

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7045064

Date: 13.01.1943   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Massicault

Fusilier Higgins was killed in the first attack on Two Tree Hill.

Son of Henry and Harriet Higgins; husband of Elizabeth Higgins, of Belfast.

38 George Sipson

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6985816

Date: 13.01.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Massicault

Fusilier Sipson was killed in the first attack on Two Tree Hill.

39 Arthur Holbeche

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7047659

Date: 13.01.1943    Age:   Place of burial:  Massicault

Fusilier Holbeche was killed in the first attack on Two Tree Hill.

40 Patrick Quinn

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6984667

Date: 13.01.1943   Age: 36   Place of burial:  Massicault

Son of Michael and Agnes Quinn, of Dublin.

41 Edward Pusey

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6210786

Date: 13.01.1943   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Massicault

Son of James Pusey, and of Mary Ann Pusey, of Harlesden, Middlesex.

42 William Ellis

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3137691

Date: 13.01.1943   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Fusilier Ellis was killed in the first attack on Two Tree Hill. 

43 Harry Birds

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6981574

Date: 13.01.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Fusilier Birds was killed in the first attack on Two Tree Hill.

Son of John and Sarah Birds of Youlgreave, Derbyshire.

44 Harry Marlow

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6985793

Date: 13.01.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Fusilier Marlow was killed in the first attack on Two Tree Hill.

45 Joseph Boyle

Rank: Lance Sergeant     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7044999

Date: 13.01.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

L/Sgt Boyle was killed in the first attack on Two Tree Hill.

Son of Michael Boyle, and of Susan M. Boyle, of Golders Green, Middlesex.

46 Edward Alcock

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7044543

Date: 13.01.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Fusilier Alcock was killed in the first attack on Two Tree Hill.

Son of Edward and Florence Alcock, of Basford, Stoke-on-Trent.

47 Derrick Murphy

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6984481

Date: 13.01.1943   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Fusilier Murphy was killed in the first attack on Two Tree Hill.

Son of Kenrick Bourne Murphy and Florence Gertrude Murphy, of Chiswick, Middlesex.

48 Bruce Ponton

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7044630

Date: 13.01.1943   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Fusilier Ponton was killed in the first attack on Two Tree Hill.

49 Wilson Pidcock

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6981985

Date: 13.01.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Corporal Pidcock was killed in the first attack on Two Tree Hill. 

Son of Wilfred Thompson Pidcock and Mercy Pidcock, of Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

50 John Handley

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6981851

Date: 13.01.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Fusilier Handley was killed in the first attack on Two Tree Hill.

Husband of Fanny Handley, of Old Basford, Nottingham.

51 John Skinner

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7044486

Date: 13.01.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Fusilier Skinner was killed in the first attack on Two Tree Hill.

Son of Alexander John and Clara Skinner, of Birmingham.

52 Frederick Ager

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7044987

Date: 13.01.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Fusilier Ager was killed in the first attack on Two Tree Hill.

Son of Thomas and Susan Ager; husband of Jessie Helen Ager, of Newbury Park, Essex.

53 James Battersby

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3137720

Date: 13.01.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Fusilier Battersby was killed in the first attack on Two Tree Hill.

54 George Brownlee

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6979999

Date: 13.01.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Corporal Brownlee was killed in the first attack on Two Tree Hill.

55 Francis English

Rank: Sergeant     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 4459986

Date: 13.01.1943   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Sgt English was killed in the first attack on Two Tree Hill. 

Son of Charles and Catherine English; husband of Veronica Ruth English, of Harpurhey, Manchester.

56 William Hadden

Rank: Lance Sergeant     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6984636

Date: 13.01.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

L/Sgt Hadden was killed in the first attack on Two Tree Hill. 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. David Hadden, of Aughnacloy, Co. Tyrone.

57 Daniel McAteer

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6982565

Date: 13.01.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Corporal McAteer was killed in the first attack on Two Tree Hill.

Son of John and Hessie McAteer, of Ballymena, Co. Antrim.

58 George Osborn

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7045115

Date: 13.01.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Corporal Osborn was killed in the first attack on Two Tree Hill.

Son of John and M. Osborn; husband of Gertrude Osborn.

59 Kenneth Dumelow

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6981946

Date: 13.01.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Fusilier Dumelow was killed in the first attack on Two Tree Hill. 

Son of William and Frances Martha Dumelow, of Long Eaton, Derbyshire.

60 Patrick Fray

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6148430

Date: 13.01.1943   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Fusilier Fray was killed in the first attack on Two Tree Hill.

Son of Henry and Hannah Fray; husband of Anna Christina Fray, of Spangle Hill, Cork.

61 William King

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 5734148

Date: 13.01.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Fusilier King was killed in the first attack on Two Tree Hill.

Son of Frank Edward and Beatrice Alice King, of Erdington, Birmingham.

62 Joseph Martin

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6982452

Date: 13.01.1943   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Fusilier Martin was killed in the first attack on Two Tree Hill.

63 William Siviter

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7046348

Date: 13.01.1943   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Fusilier Siviter was killed in the first attack on Two Tree Hill.

Son of Edward and Esther Siviter; husband of Susan Siviter, of Blackheath, Birmingham.

64 William Twells

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 4986539

Date: 13.01.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Fusilier Twells was killed in the first attack on Two Tree Hill. 

Son of Joseph and Mary Ann Twells, of Boothorpe, Leicestershire.

65 George Tyler

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 4398652

Date: 13.01.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Fusilier Tyler was killed in the first attack on Two Tree Hill.

Son of Frederick Henry and Bertha Tyler, of Balby, Doncaster, Yorkshire.

66 William McNamara

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3860470

Date: 13.01.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Massicault

Douglas Smith

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service Number: 7045151

Date: 14.01.1943   Aged: 28   Place of burial: Thibar Seminary

Son of Samuel Douglas Smith and Hilda May Smith; husband of Mary Isabel Smith, of Harrow Weald, Middlesex.

Sidney Wood

Rank: Lance Serjeant    Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service Number: 4459982

Date: 14.01.1943    Aged: 26   Place of burial: Thibar Seminary

Son of Elizabeth E. Wood, of Sale, Cheshire.

67 Michael McLaughlin

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6985698

Date: 15.01.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

68 Frederick Woodley

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6982392

Date: 15.01.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Son of Rose Hannah Woodley, of Wandsworth, London.

69 Ronald Pinchin

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14201669

Date: 17.01.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of John and Minnie Pinchin, of Wyre Piddle, Worcestershire.

70 Frederick Taylor

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3608303

Date: 17.01.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Son of Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Taylor, of Great Clifton, Cumberland.

71 James Voss

Rank: Lance Sergeant     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6981044

Date: 18.01.1943   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Massicault

L/Sgt Voss was killed in the German attack on Grandstand.

Son of Charles and Nelly Voss, of Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire; husband of Norah Voss, of Cleethorpes.

72 Herbert Sullivan

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 13086982

Date: 18.01.1943   Age: 33   Place of burial:  Massicault

Fusilier Sullivan was killed in the German attack on Grandstand.

Son of Herbert and Emily Sullivan, of Moss Side, Manchester.

73 Walter Chambers

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6981833

Date: 18.01.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Massicault

Fusilier Chambers was killed in the German attack on Grandstand.

Son of Stephen and Amy Chambers; husband of Sarah Ellen Chambers, of Ashbourne, Derbyshire.

74 Raymond Jeffery

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7045071

Date: 18.01.1943   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Massicault

Corporal Jeffrey was killed in the German attack on Grandstand.

Son of Percy John and Agnes Margaret Marian Jeffery, of Sittingbourne, Kent; husband of Kathleen Jeffery, of Sittingbourne.

75 Robert Patterson

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7046820

Date: 18.01.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Massicault

Son of Thomas and Mary Patterson, of Belfast.

76 Percy Welbourn

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6982526

Date: 18.01.1943   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Massicault

Son of Frederick and Bertha Welbourn; husband of Margaret Mary Welbourn, of Earls Barton, Northamptonshire.

77 John Kitchen

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6981404

Date: 18.01.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Fusilier Kitchen was killed in the German attack on Grandstand.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Kitchen, of Keal Cotes, Lincolnshire.

78 Eryl Lloyd

Rank: Sergeant     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 4459898

Date: 18.01.1943   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Sergeant Lloyd was killed in the German attack on Grandstand.

Son of Hugh Davies Lloyd and of Sarah Ann Lloyd (nee Jones), of Abersoch, Caernarvonshire.

79 William Slater

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6981088

Date: 18.01.1943   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Thomas Henry and Rose Emma Slater; husband of Lucy Margaret Slater, of Cropwell Bishop, Nottinghamshire.

80 James Shortt

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6979698

Date: 18.01.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Patrick and Elizabeth Shortt, of Kiltyclogher, Co. Leitrim; husband of Eileen Shortt, of Kiltyclogher.

81 Alex Webb

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7046765

Date: 18.01.1943   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of William Henry and Laura Eizabeth Webb, of Walsall, Staffordshire.

82 James McCarthy

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6405646

Date: 18.01.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Daniel and Katherine McCarthy, of Paddington, London.

83 Thomas Rooney

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6982319

Date: 18.01.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

84 Joseph Wood

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7044664

Date: 18.01.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Described as a promising NCO by his company commander John Coldwell-Horsfall, Fusilier Wood was killed during defensive fighting around Grandstand Hill.

Son of Josiah and Prudence Wood, of Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent; husband of Emily Frances Wood, of Hanley.

85 James White

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6985942

Date: 18.01.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Described as a promising NCO by his company commander John Coldwell-Horsfall, L/Cpl White was killed during defensive fighting around Grandstand Hill. 

Son of William and Mabel White, of Newark, Nottinghamshire; husband of Margaret Brown White, of Newark.

86 Peter Casella Murphy MC

Rank: Major     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 53706

Date: 18.01.1943   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Major Murphy was commander of the Faughs’ A Company during a counterattack on Grandstand in the Bou Arada area on the afternoon of 18 January 1943. He was leading a charge against German positions when he was killed. Murphy was born in 1912, the son of Major Frank and Marguerite Murphy who lived at Dunsland Court in Jacobstowe. Major Frank Murphy moved with his family to Jacobstowe in Devon in 1921. Peter was one of nine children. He was educated at Beaumont College and Sandhurst, before being commissioned into the East Yorks Regiment and being sent to India. There he served on the North West Frontier and was also caught up in the 1936 Quetta Earthquake. Later he also served in Palestine.  At the outbreak of the Second World War; he was a captain in the Royal Irish Fusiliers.  While on a training assignment in Catterick he met Kathleen Margaret Sharpe and in early 1940 they were married. On the 2 October 1939, Murphy left for France in command of A Company, 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers, to join the BEF. The battalion acted as rearguard to the bulk of the BEF in their retreat towards the River Escaut.  During this withdrawal Peter Murphy was severely wounded having been hit through the lung.  Nevertheless, he kept command and marched with his of his company for several days, before he collapsed and was evacuated back to England via Dunkirk in a critical condition. While in hospital, he received a visit from the Queen. For this rearguard action Murphy was awarded the Military Cross.  He recovered from his wounds and was posted to Northern Ireland, where his son, Patrick was born.  Murphy arrived in Algeria on the 19 December 1942.  Murphy left a wife who he married in 1939 and a son Patrick with another, Peter, soon to be born.

Son of F. D. A. and Margurite Murphy; husband of Kathleen Margaret Murphy, of Parkstone, Dorsetshire.

87 Richard Cousins

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7045383

Date: 18.01.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

88 Robert Crawford

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3774708

Date: 18.01.1943   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Joseph Charles and Mary Ann Crawford, of Liverpool; husband of Margaret Crawford, of Liverpool.

89 Jack Casswell

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6985767

Date: 18.01.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Fusilier Casswell was killed in the German attack on Grandstand.

Son of Mrs. H. Casswell, of Heckington, Lincolnshire.

90 Thomas Dangerfield

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3771594

Date: 18.01.1943   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Fusilier Dangerfield was killed in the German attack on Grandstand.

91 Kenneth Hodson

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7045607

Date: 18.01.1943   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Fusilier Hodson was killed in the German attack on Grandstand.

Son of Edward Arthur and Mabel Hodson, of Boston, Lincolnshire.

92 Harry Haywood

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7046918

Date: 18.01.1943   Age: 34   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of William and Kate Haywood, of Birmingham; husband of Lilian Beatrice Haywood, of Witton, Birmingham.

93 Edward Spencer

Rank: Captain     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 235694

Date: 18.01.1943   Age: 35   Place of burial:  Massicault

Captain Spencer was killed by a mortar shell at 0845 during an attack on Irish Brigade positions around Grandstand hill by the 1st and 3rd battalions of the Hermann Goering Regiment and IInd Marsh battalion. The war diaries record the Inniskillings suffered nine dead (including Spencer) and 31 wounded.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles William Spencer; husband of Sybil F. Spencer, of Kingsbury, Middlesex.

94 Timothy Casey

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3777369

Date: 19.01.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Massicault

Fusilier Casey was one of five Skins killed during the second day of German attack on Grandstand (four others listed below).

Son of Timothy and Mary Casey, of Birkenhead.

95 Kenneth Whalley

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 5124206

Date: 19.01.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Charles and Mary Whalley, of Penny Lane, Liverpool.

96 John Parry

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers s  Service number: 3780995

Date: 19.01.1943   Age: 32   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Edward and Anne Parry, of Leigh, Lancashire; husband of May Parry, of Leigh.

97 David Connery

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7019085

Date: 19.01.1943   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Rifleman Connery was killed by mortar fire as the London Irish marched from Bou Arada to an area around Stuka Farm in preparation for the attack on Hills 279 and 286 early next morning.

Son of Samuel and Sarah Connery, of Belfast.

98 Albert Webster

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6985831

Date: 19.01.1943   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

99 William Tweed

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6979743

Date: 19.01.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Mrs. Mary Nicholl, of Bushmills, Co. Antrim.

100 Leonard Boot

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6985761

Date: 19.01.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

101 William Harrison

Rank: L/Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6983411

Date: 19.01.1943   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Frederick and Amy Harrison, of Rainsworth, Nottinghamshire.

102 Edmond Hall

Rank: Corporal     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7015279

Date: 20.01.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Massicault

Corporal Hall was killed on Hill 286.

Son of Edmond and Mary Hall, of Killenaull, Co. Tipperary, 

103 John Livingstone

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6984125

Date: 20.01.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of George and Helen Elizabeth Livingstone, of Londonderry.

104 Victor Pottinger

Rank: Lieutenant     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 217804

Date: 20.01.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Lt Pottinger of F Company was killed during fighting for Hill 286 in the Bou Arada area on the morning of 20 January (see London Irish War Diary for details).

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Pottinger, of Reading, Berkshire; husband of Ellice Vivien Pottinger, of Reading.

105 Themistolles Sinodorou

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7016695

Date: 20.01.1943    Age:   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Rifleman Sinodorou was killed on Hill 286. 

Son of George and Kalliopi Sinodorou; husband of Jeanette Sinodorou, of Auchinleck, Ayrshire.

106 Stanley Meager

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7015737

Date: 20.01.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Lance Corporal Stanley Meager was fatally wounded by mortar fire as the London Irish marched from Bou Arada to an area around Stuka Farm on 19 January in preparation for the attack on Hills 279 and 286 early next morning.

Son of Henry Joseph and Harriett Daisy Meager, of Tottenham, Middlesex.

107 John Baxter

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6472465

Date: 20.01.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Rifleman Baxter was killed on Hill 286.

Son of Arnold and Rossina Baxter; husband of Daisy Amelia Baxter, of Rainham, Essex.

108 Robert Wallace

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7019499

Date: 20.01.1943   Age:   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Rifleman Wallace was killed on Hill 286. 

Foster-son of Margaret Anderson, of Ballymoney, Co. Antrim, 

109 Walter Viney

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6472132

Date: 20.01.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Rifleman Viney was killed on Hill 286. 

Son of John Walter and Emma Jane Viney, of Canning Town, London.

110 George Rock

Rank: Sergeant     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 3675683

Date: 20.01.1943   Age: 37   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Sergeant Rock was killed during fighting for Hill 286 in the Bou Arada area.

Son of George Alfred and Elizabeth Martha Rock, of Bray, Co. Wicklow. His brother Robert H. also fell.

111 Robert Norland

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7022330

Date: 20.01.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

L/Cpl Norland was killed on Hill 286.

Son of Charles and Frances Norland, of North Kensington, London.

112 Joseph Smyth

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7020056

Date: 20.01.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Rifleman Smyth was killed on Hill 286.

Son of William John and Mary Smyth, of Newtownards, Co. Down.

113 Eugene Murphy

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7022323

Date: 20.01.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Rifleman Murphy was killed on Hill 286.

Son of Michael and Bridget Murphy, of Kiskeam North, Co. Cork.

114 Dennis Griffin

Rank: Sergeant     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7016181

Date: 20.01.1943   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

A boxing champion, Sergeant Griffin was killed during fighting for Hill 286 in the Bou Arada area.

115 Herbert Deards

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 5954799

Date: 20.01.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Rifleman Deards was killed on Hill 286.

Son of Herbert and Edith Mary Deards, of Woolmer Green, Hertfordshire.

116 Dennis Connolly

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7015973

Date: 20.01.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Rifleman Connolly was killed on Hill 286.

117 James Michael McGranahan

Rank: Lieutenant     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 219911

Date: 20.01.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Lt McGranahan of F Company was killed leading his platoon during the attack on Hill 286 on the morning of 20 January (see London Irish War Diary for details of the battle).

Son of Dr. John Benson McGranahan and Louisa Odlin McGranahan, of Carlton, Yorkshire.

118 William Duncombe

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7015859

Date: 20.01.1943   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Rifleman Duncombe was killed on Hill 286.

Son of Mrs. E. Duncombe, of Leyton, Essex.

119 William McDowell

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7011302

Date: 20.01.1943    Age:   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Rifleman McDowell was killed on Hill 286.

Son of Robert G. and Agnes McDowell, of Belfast. 

120 William Bakewell

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7045190

Date: 20.01.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Clara Bakewell, of Kates Hill, Dudley, Worcestershire.

121 William Paddock

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 4867691

Date: 20.01.1943   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of William Henry and Sarah Paddock, of Wednesbury, Staffordshire.

122 Harry Robinson

Rank: Corporal     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7015092

Date: 20.01.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Corporal Robinson was killed on Hill 286.

Son of Henry Charles and Hetty Robinson, of Fulham, London.

123 George Atkinson

Rank: Sergeant     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 1012459

Date: 20.01.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Sergeant Atkinson was killed on Hill 286.

Son of Fred and Francis Mary Atkinson.

124 Joseph Carrigan

Rank: Captain     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 156813

Date: 20.01.1943   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Captain Carrigan, second in command of E Company, was killed instantly by a mortar bomb on Hill 279 during an Orders (‘O’) Group. 

Son of Francis Vincent Carrigan, and of Mary Teresa Carrigan, of Harrow, Middlesex.

125 Patrick Crouchman

Rank: Lance Sergeant     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 5824219

Date: 20.01.1943   Age: 33   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

L/Sgt Crouchman was killed on Hill 286.

Son of William and Katherine Crouchman, of St. Pauls Cray, Kent.

126 Joseph Whelan

Rank: Lance Sergeant     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7010955

Date: 20.01.1943   Age: 32   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

L/Sgt Whelan was killed on Hill 286.

Husband of Elizabeth Whelan, of Dublin.

Link to a photograph of Joseph Whelan.

127 Ernest Cooling

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6460602

Date 20.01.1943   Age:   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Rifleman Cooling was killed on Hill 286.

Son of Ernest George and Violet Cooling, of Shepperton, Middlesex.

128 Thomas Cram

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7015983

Date: 20.01.1943   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

L/Cpl Cram was killed on Hill 286.

Son of David and Alice Cram, of Hebburn, Co. Durham.

129 William Fourt

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7014550

Date: 20.01.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Rifleman Fourt was killed on Hill 286.

130 John Hamilton

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6466849

Date: 20.01.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Rifleman Hamilton was killed on Hill 286.

Son of John Finlay Hamilton and Robina Hamilton, of Clifton, Warwickshire.

131 Alfred Harris

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6466851

Date: 20.01.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Rifleman Harris was killed on Hill 286.

Son of Thomas William and Nellie Harris, of Hammersmith. London.

132 Joseph Loughbridge

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7019600

Date: 20.01.1943   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

L/Cpl Loughbridge was killed on Hill 286.

Son of Elizabeth McIlwaine, of Parkmore, Co. Antrim.

133 Robert McCracken

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7019059

Date: 20.01.1943   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Rifleman McCracken was killed on Hill 286.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. S. McCracken.

134 James Mills

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7019573

Date: 20.01.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Rifleman Mills was killed on Hill 286.

Son of George and Mary Mills, of Larne, Co. Antrim.

135 Gordon Trivett

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7022374

Date: 20.01.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Rifleman Trivett was killed on Hill 286.

136 Frederick Waller

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6470584

Date: 20.01.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Rifleman Waller was killed on Hill 286.

Son of Mrs. A Waller; husband of Ethel Mary Waller, of Neath, Glamorgan.

137 Philip Williams

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6089737

Date: 20.01.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Rifleman Williams was killed on Hill 286.

Son of Montague and Florence Williams, of Epsom, Surrey; husband of Ellen Elizabeth Williams, of Epsom.

138 Edward Gant

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6471812

Date: 20.01.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Thibar Seminary, Tunisia

Rifleman Gant was fatally wounded by mortar fire as the London Irish marched from Bou Arada to an area around Stuka Farm on 19 January in preparation for the attack on Hills 279 and 286 early next morning.

Son of William and Laura Gant, of Norwich.

139 Harold Hooper MiD

Rank: Captain     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 152217

Date: 20.01.1943   Age: 33   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Frank Percy and Lena Hooper; husband of Edith Annas Eliza Hooper, of Loughton, Essex.

140 Robert Turkington

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6980809

Date: 20.01.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

141 Michael McInerney

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7022307

Date: 21.01.1943   Age: 32   Place of burial:  Massicault

Rifleman McInerney was killed on Hill 286.

Son of Michael and Susan McInerney; husband of Phyllis Joan McInerney, of Bayswater, London.

142 Raymond Turner

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7047643

Date: 21.01.1943   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Massicault

Son of Albert and Frances Sarah Turner, of Weoley Castle, Birmingham.

143 Maurice Rickard

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6471992

Date: 21.01.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

L/Cpl Rickard was killed on Hill 286.

Son of Ernest Alfred Rickard and of Mabel Rickard (nee Colley).

144 Sydney Ekin

Rank: Captain     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 89200

Date: 21.01.1943   Age: 32   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Captain Ekin of F Company was killed on Hill 286 in the morning of 20 January (see London Irish War Diary for details). 

Son of James and Josephine Alice Montrose Ekin; husband of Beatrice Ekin, of Knebworth, Hertfordshire. B.A. (Cantab.). Ll.B.

145 Harold Mangan

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 3783498

Date: 21.01.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Rifleman Mangan was killed on Hill 286.

Son of Alexander and Catherine Mangan, of Edge Lane, Liverpool.

146 George Wyman

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6475014

Date: 21.01.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Rifleman Wyman was killed on Hill 286.

Son of Gertrude Wyman, of Upper Holloway, London.

147 Herbert Crofts

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7014748

Date: 21.01.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Rifleman Crofts was killed on Hill 286.

Son of Clement James Crofts and Annie Crofts, of Fulham, London.

148 Ernest King

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7019585

Date: 21.01.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Rifleman King was killed on Hill 286.

149 Reginald McKenna

Rank: Lieutenant     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 233305

Date: 21.01.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Lt McKenna of G Company was killed on Hill 286.

Son of Thomas and Ethel McKenna, of Warwick.

150 Edward Beechey

Rank: Lieutenant     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 193855

Date: 21.01.1943   Age: 32   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Lt Beechey of G Company was killed on Hill 286.

Son of the Revd. J. W. Beechey and of Emily Georgina Beechey (nee Clements); husband of Lucy Eleanor Beechey (nee Fairbrass), of Hove, Sussex.

151 Charles Booker

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7018526

Date: 21.01.1943   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

L/Cpl Booker was killed on Hill 286.

Son of Douglas Alexander Booker and Ada Booker; husband of Hannah Booker.

152 Hubert Henderson

Rank: Captain     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 137933

Date: 21.01.1943   Age: 34   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Captain Henderson was Second-in-Command of “H” Company when he was killed during fighting on Hill 286.

153 Henry Dunham

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7016157

Date: 21.01.1943   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Rifleman Dunham was killed on Hill 286.

Son of Henry and Isabella Dunham; husband of Ivy Esther Dunham, of Bow, London.

154 Ronald Figg

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7015019

Date: 21.01.1943   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Rifleman Figg was killed on Hill 286.

Son of William and Phyllis Grace Figg, of Croydon, Surrey; husband of Gladys Vera Figg, of Collier Row, Romford, Essex.

155 James Craddock

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6978889

Date: 22.01.1943   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of William J. and Winifred B. Craddock, of Crumlin, Co. Dublin.

156 Patrick Ward

Rank: Lance Sergeant     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7016161

Date: 24.01.1943   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

157 Albert Sills

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7045147

Date: 25.01.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Corporal Sills was killed in a shelling attack at 335am. Two Royal Engineers were also killed in the attack.

Son of Edward Sills and of Evelyna Sills (nee Glover); husband of Daisy Vera Sills, of Walthamstow, Essex.

158 George Slocombe

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7040786

Date: 25.01.1943   Age: 36   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of William George and Ada Gertrude Slocombe; husband of Mary Bursey Slocombe, of Feltham, Middlesex.

159 Alexander Trotter

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6210233

Date: 26.01.1943   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Massicault

Son of John Trotter, and of Ellen Trotter, of Dinnington Colliery, Northumberland.

160 Roy Thorpe

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 4998510

Date: 28.01.1943    Age:   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

161 William Swan

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6984041

Date: 29.01.1943   Age: 34   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Walter and Jane Swan, of Spondon, Derbyshire.

162 Frank Ware

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7017670

Date: 29.01.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

163 Desmond O’Halloran

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 5507388

Date: 31.01.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of James and Alice O’Halloran, of Camberley, Surrey.


February 1943.

164 William Kelly

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6976921

Date: 03.02.1943   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Bone

165 Wiliam Ross

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7043461

Date: 09.02.1943   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Massicault

Son of William and Jean Ross; husband of Elizebeth N. Ross, of Belfast. 

166 William McCartney

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6975296

Date: 09.02.1943   Age: 36   Place of burial:  Massicault

Husband of Matilda McCartney, of Ballymena, Co. Antrim. 

167 James McIntyre

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 3247959

Date: 09.02.1943   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of James and Bridget McIntyre, of Coatbridge, Lanarkshire; husband of Theresa McIntyre (nee Morris), of Coatbridge.

168 Denis Flanagan

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3774271

Date: 09.02.1943   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Son of James Flanagan, and of Ellen Flanagan, of St. Helens, Lancashire.

169 Arthur Barrett

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6461655

Date: 11.02.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Dely Ibrahim, Algeria

Son of Arthur and Kate Barrett; husband of Cecilia Barrett, of Holborn, London.

170 Edward Cunningham

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7010552

Date: 11.02.1943   Age: 35   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

171 Joseph Mansfield

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3775823

Date: 11.02.1943   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Son of James and Elizabeth Mansfield.

172 Peter Black

Rank: Captain     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers attached from RUR    Service number: 162687

Date: 18.02.1943      Age:   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Captain Black joined the Faughs just before it left for Algeria in November 1942. He was initially second in command of A Company. It was decided to select 10-15 of the best night patrollers from each rifle company to be used exclusively for night patrolling. Black was made commander of the unit which was named Nighthawks. He was killed in its first operation on the night of 18/19 January.

173 David Davies

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7046611

Date: 20.02.1943   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Son of Evan Arthur and Elizabeth Davies, of Rhydlewis, Cardiganshire.

174 William Parker

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6985686

Date: 20.02.1943   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Son of James and Florence Ethel Parker, of Grantham, Lincolnshire.

175 Raymond Page MC

Rank: Lieutenant     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 166008

Date: 21.02.1943   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Lieutenant Page led a 20-person night patrol in the area of the Mahmoud Gap in the winter of 1942. After resting in a wadi, the patrol was ambushed. The patrol fought off the German attackers, but a new attack came after day-break. Page divided his men into two groups and ordered them to withdraw to the battalion lines, but Page’s own group was spotted by German armoured cars and attacked. Only one of them escaped. Three days later, however, French Spahis (local troops) brought Page in. He had been wounded but hidden by a French farmer. Page was recommended for a Military Cross for his leadership and valour in a battle in which it is estimated about two dozen enemy soldiers were killed or wounded. Page died later of his wounds. 

Son of Charles Edward and Hilda May Page, of Tottenham, Middlesex.

176 Michael McDermott

Rank: Sergeant     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7042903

Date: 21.02.1943   Age: 35   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

177 Albert Fitzgibbon

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7022276

Date: 22.02.1943   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Albert Fitzgibbon was a member of cookhouse team which was preparing breakfast for 8 Platoon of E Company on Mosque Hill west of Stuka Ridge between 8 and 9am on 22 February 1943. He was working with Rifleman Maher. The area was hit by heavy shelling. Fitzgibbon and Maher took cover in a slit trench. As soon as the shelling stopped, they returned to their cooking duties. The cookhouse then took a direct hit. Fitzgibbon died from his wounds and Maher was evacuated with a bad head wound. E Company  Colour Sergeant Edmund O’Sullivan said Fitzgibbon was a very popular member of E Company. He was a bricklayer by trade and a harmonica player which he took with him into the army. 

Son of William Fitzgibbon and of Annie Fitzgibbon (nee Garland), of West Drayton, Middlesex; husband of Caroline Annie Fitzgibbon, of West Drayton.

178 John Murphy

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3773041

Date: 22.02.1943   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Joseph Hall Murphy and Jane Murphy, of Waterloo, Liverpool.

179 Ernest Reid

Rank: Sergeant     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6979641

Date: 24.02.1943   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Albert and Charlotte Reid, of Waterside, Londonderry; husband of Elizabeth J. Reid, of Fintona, Co. Tyrone.

180 Anthony Maguire

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6984981

Date: 25.02.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Patrick Joseph and Julia Jane Maguire, of Hollybrook, Co. Fermanagh.

181 William Crocker

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6976088

Date: 25.02.1943   Age: 32   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Robert and Mary Anne Crocker, of Belfast; husband of Elizabeth Crocker, of Belfast.

182 Michael De Courcey

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7046911

Date: 25.02.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

183 Max Blundell

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7045180

Date: 25.02.1943   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of John William and Nellie Ann Blundell, of Oldbury, Worcestershire; husband of Dacia Blundell, of Warley, Oldbury.

184 Barney Needlestein

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7022717

Date: 25.02.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Cassino Memorial

Son of Abraham and Lottie Needlestein. Both his parents are buried in Rainham Cemetery in Kent.

185 Archie Kawalsky

Rank: Corporal     Unit: London Irish Rifles (Royal Ulster Rifles) Service number: 6471376

Date: 26.02.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Massicault

Corporal Kawalsky was killed in the German attack in the Djebel Rihane area west of the Bou Arada – Goubellat road.

Husband of Frances Kawalsky, of Stoke Newington, London.

186 Anthony Boyle

Rank: Captain     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 174285

Date: 26.02.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Captain Boyle was killed around 430pm in the Skins’ counterattack on Stuka Ridge during fighting on the afternoon of 26 February.

Son of Alexander Frederick and Eileen Mary Boyle, of Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

187 William Ruddock

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7014282

Date: 26.02.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Rifleman Ruddock was killed in the German attack in the Djebel Rihane area west of the Bou Arada – Goubellat road.

Son of Samuel and Esther Ruddock, of Belfast. 

188 Frederick Brooks

Rank: Company Quarter Master Sergeant         Unit: London Irish Rifles      Service number: 7014506

Date: 26.02.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Colour Sergeant Brooks was killed at Stuka Farm during the German attack.

Son of Stanley and Ella Brooks; husband of Madge Winifred Brooks, of Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire.

189 David Scott

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7018891

Date: 26.02.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Rifleman Scott was killed in the German attack in the Djebel Rihane area west of the Bou Arada – Goubellat road.  

Son of David L. and Annie Scott, of Lisburn, Co. Antrim.

190 Reginald Brooks

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6470891

Date: 26.02.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Rifleman Brooks was killed in the German attack in the Djebel Rihane area west of the Bou Arada – Goubellat road.

Son of Ernest and Daisy Brooks; husband of Marjorie Rose Brooks, of Desborough, Northamptonshire.

191 Stanley Roberts

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 3784030

Date: 26.02.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Rifleman Roberts was killed in the German attack in the Djebel Rihane area west of the Bou Arada – Goubellat road.

Son of George and Mary Ellen Roberts, of Liverpool.

192 Charles Hamilton

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7019478

Date: 26.02.1943   Age: 16   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Rifleman Hamilton was killed in the German attack in the Djebel Rihane area west of the Bou Arada – Goubellat road.

Son of John and Mary Hamilton, of Shantallow, Londonderry.

193 William Dunsmuir

Rank: Corporal     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14211405

Date: 26.02.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Corporal Dunsmuir was killed in the German attack in the Djebel Rihane area west of the Bou Arada – Goubellat road.

Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Dunsmuir; husband of Catherine Dunsmuir, of Leven, Fife.

194 Charles Mills

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7022714

Date: 26.02.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

L/Cpl Mills was killed in the German attack in the Djebel Rihane area west of the Bou Arada – Goubellat road.

Son of Charles Herbert and Florence Emily Mills, of Walthamstow, Essex.

195 James Turner

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7048087

Date: 26.02.1943   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Rifleman Turner was killed in the German attack in the Djebel Rihane area west of the Bou Arada – Goubellat road.

Son of James and Florence M. Turner, of Baddeley Green, Staffordshire.

196 John Tryers

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 778549

Date: 26.02.1943   Age: 32   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

L/Cpl Tryers was killed in the German attack in the Djebel Rihane area west of the Bou Arada – Goubellat road.

Son of Edward and Kathleen Tryers, of Liverpool.

197 Stanley Metcalfe

Rank: Corporal     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7016046

Date: 26.02.1943   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Corporal Metcalfe was killed in the German attack in the Djebel Rihane area west of the Bou Arada – Goubellat road. 

Husband of Doris Irene Metcalfe, of South Harrow, Middlesex.

198 George Watts

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6020287

Date: 26.02.1943   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Rifleman Watts was killed in the German attack in the Djebel Rihane area west of the Bou Arada – Goubellat road.

Husband of Elsie May Watts, of Long Eaton, Derbyshire.

199 John Carey

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7022250

Date: 26.02.1943   Age: 32   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Rifleman Carey was killed in the German attack in the Djebel Rihane area west of the Bou Arada – Goubellat road. 

200 Thomas Booth

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7022242

Date: 26.02.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Rifleman Booth was killed in the German attack in the Djebel Rihane area west of the Bou Arada – Goubellat road.

Son of Francis Milbanke Booth and Ethel May Booth, of Dagenham, Essex.

201 Dennis Flaherty

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7015958

Date: 26.02.1943   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Rifleman Flaherty was killed in the German attack in the Djebel Rihane area west of the Bou Arada – Goubellat road.

202 Robert Henderson

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14202595

Date: 26.02.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Rifleman Henderson was killed in the German attack in the Djebel Rihane area west of the Bou Arada – Goubellat road.

Son of William J. and Jane Henderson, of Clifton, York.

203 Martin McGrath

Rank: Corporal     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7017549

Date: 26.02.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Corporal McGrath was killed in the German attack in the Djebel Rihane area west of the Bou Arada – Goubellat road.

204 Alfred Crush

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7016727

Date: 26.02.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Rifleman Crush was killed in the German attack in the Djebel Rihane area west of the Bou Arada – Goubellat road.

Son of Thomas and Emily Esther Crush, of Hanwell, Middlesex.

205 James McCabe

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7043299

Date: 26.02.1943   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

To read Fusilier McCabe’s story, please click here.

He had lied about his age in February 1939 together with his friend Fusilier Andrew Gardiner who was killed fighting with the 2nd Battalion of the London Irish Rifles in the Simeto battle in August 1943.

Son of John and Mary McCabe, of Dublin, 

206 Ernest Graves

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6985895

Date: 26.02.1943    Age:   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Thomas and Minnie Graves, of Leicester; husband of Florence Rose Graves, of Leicester.

207 Robert Reid

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6979136

Date: 26.02.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Lance-Corporal Reid from B Company was killed in the counterattack along Stuka Ridge at around 430pm on 26 February.

Son of Alexander and Elizabeth Reid, of Rasharkin, Co. Antrim.

208 Robert Church

Rank: Corporal     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7014641

Date: 26.02.1943   Age:   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Corporal Church was killed in the German attack in the Djebel Rihane area west of the Bou Arada – Goubellat road.

Son of Benjamin Hubert and Amy Church.

209 James Smith

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 4206358

Date: 26.02.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Rifleman Smith was killed in the German attack in the Djebel Rihane area west of the Bou Arada – Goubellat road.

210 James Taylor

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7018840

Date: 27.02.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Rifleman Taylor was killed in the German attack in the Djebel Rihane area west of the Bou Arada – Goubellat road.

Son of John and Ruby Taylor, of Belfast.


March 1943.

211 Angus Gardiner

Rank: Sergeant     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7011718

Date: 01.03.1943   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Thomas and Ellen Gardiner, of Larne, Co. Antrim; husband of Barbara Gardiner.

212 William Daly

Rank: Captain     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 174288

Date: 02.03.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Captain Daly was killed in a Skins attack on Stop Farm north of Grandstand to the east of the Medjez el-Bab to Goubellat road at 8pm 0n 2 March. The farm was occupied by the Germans and was believed to be the site of munitions including teller mines and used as a forward observation post for checking Grandstand Hill about two miles to the south. Daly led a fighting patrol drawn from the Skin’s career platoon. The attack on the farm started at 8pm. At least four German machine guns opened fire. Daly was hit but continued to direct the patrol until he realised the Germans were too strong and ordered a withdrawal. Attempts were made to move Daly, but he was too badly wounded. Daly died of his wounds at the farm. His body was retrieved by a Skins patrol on 9 March.

Son of Christopher and Alicia Daly; husband of Olive Margaret Daly, of Newtownbreda, Belfast.

213 Cubitt Black

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers    Service number: 4274785

Date: 02.03.1943   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Lance Corporal Black was killed in the Skins attack on Stop Farm north of Grandstand to the east of the Medjez el-Bab to Goubellat road on the evening of 2 March.

Son of Robert Black, and of Adelaide E. M. Black, of Hebburn, Co. Durham.

214 Ernest Towle

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6981289

Date: 02.03.1943   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Fusilier Towle was killed in the Skins attack on Stop Farm north of Grandstand to the east of the Medjez el-Bab to Goubellat road on the evening of 2 March.

Son of Thomas Walter and Sarah Ann Towle, of Spilsby, Lincolnshire; husband of Agnes Towle, of Spilsby.

215 Douglas Smart

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 4457039

Date: 03.03.1943   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Hugh and Christiana Smart, of Kelloe, Co. Durham.

216 Robert Dougan

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6982028

Date: 04.03.1943   Age: 36   Place of burial:  Le Petit Lac, Algeria

Son of Robert and Mary Dougan, of Belfast.

217 James Thompson

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6976611

Date: 05.03.1943   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Husband of Louisa Thompson, of Harrogate, Yorkshire.

218 Alfred Daniels

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 2188386

Date: 07.03.1943     Age:   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Fusilier Daniels was killed while part of a 10-man fighting patrol led by Sergeant O’Driscoll which was sent out from the Skins’ base on and around Grandstand Hill to Carrier Farm, which lay west of the Goubellat-Bou Arada road.  As Sergeant O’Donnell of the patrol approached the farm at around 9pm, he saw a sentry and opened fire with a machine gun. Several German machine guns replied, including from the west of the road. German soldiers advanced towards the patrol and it withdrew. Daniels was found to be missing and was later found to have died in the skirmish.

219 John Baggs

Rank: Lieutenant     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers, attached from the Royal Ulster Rifles   Service number: 2010007

Date: 07.03.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Lieutenant Baggs joined the Faughs from the Royal Ulster Rifles on 7 February 1943. He died of wounds in an accident, which occurred during his return from patrol when the Faughs were based around Beja during a rest period. He was pulling an NCO up the 12 foot wall of a gully by his Tommy Gun, when it discharged, wounding him in the left shoulder and in the abdomen.

Son of Percy James Baggs and Beatrice Baggs, of Chaldon Herring, Dorsetshire.

220 William Cahill

Rank: Sergeant     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7043184

Date: 07.03.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Patrick and Kate Cahill, of Ballyhaise, Co. Cavan.

220a Armand Lortie

Rank: Sergeant     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers attached from Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal, Canada    Service number: D/61768

Date: 11.03.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Sergeant Lortie was killed during a B Company fighting patrol mission of 20 other ranks and one officer back to Stop Farm to blow up a Teller Mine dump. When about 200 yards from the farm, they were challenged in English and did not fire straightaway. The patrol commander decided that the people before him were a German patrol, so he opened fire. One of the enemy came in and threw a grenade. In the darkness, the commander could not get everyone together, and after firing most of his ammunition, decided to withdraw. Two men were wounded. All struggled to the battalion area, with the exception of Lortie, a French-Canadian NCO attached to the unit. His body was found near the scene of the action on the following night. One other patrol member was missing and believed to have been taken prisoner. 

Son of Angelina Lortie, of Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada.

221 James Forbes

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3130829

Date: 15.03.1943   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

222 Sidney Dobson

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7022820

Date: 15.03.1943   Age: 35   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Charles George and Elizebeth Dobson; husband of Norah Margaret Dobson, of Kingsbury, Middlesex.


April 1943.

223a Kenneth Beeching

Rank: Captain       Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers attached from Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment  Service number: 156654

Date: 03.04.1943       Age: 26   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Captain Beeching, a Downing College Cambridge University graduate who was educated at Maidstone Grammar School, led a fighting patrol sent to test German defence positions on Djebel Mahdi on the night of 4 April 1943. He was killed with one other member of the patrol (below) when a booby-trap Teller anti-tank mine exploded.

Son of Hubert Josiah and Anne Beeching; husband of Betty Vera Beeching, of Solihull. Warwickshire. M.A. (Cantab). Beeching was the younger brother of Baron Beeching, who was chairman of British Rail in 1961-45.

224 John Rose

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3654324

Date: 04.04.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

War diaries suggest that Lance Corporal Rose was killed on the night of 4 April during a fighting patrol comprising 16 other ranks and led by Lieutenant Beeching that was sent to test German positions on Djebel Mahdi ahead of the planned Skins’ assault on the mountain.

Son of Emmanuel and Esther Rose, of Norris Green, Liverpool.

225 Joseph Quirk

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3774392

Date: 04.04.1943   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Maurice and Florence Quirk; husband of Marjorie Quirk, of Whiston, Lancashire.

226 Ernest Brookes

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7044883

Date: 06.04.1943   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Brookes; husband of Rose Anna Brookes, of Ironbridge, Shropshire.

227 Charles Allen

Rank: Lieutenant-Colonel     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, attached from Royal Ulster Rifles   Service number: 36245

Date: 07.04.1943   Age: 37   Place of burial:  Beja

Lieutenant Colonel ‘Heaver’ Allen, the CO of the 6th Inniskillings, was killed during the initial assault on Djebel el Mahdi. The battalion attack started in darkness at 4am following an artillery barrage. It reached its objective around 5am. A German machine gun was spotted on the reverse slope that was causing problems for C company. Allen directed a bren gunner who was unable to follow his instructions. He called the gunner to him but before he arrived, Allen looked up and was shot through the head. Allen had been promoted to command the Skins in December 1942 following the wounding of its original commanding officer Terence Macartney-Filgate who was seriously wounded in a strafing attack near Bou Arada. The death of Allen, the Skins’ first fatality on 7 April, was followed by increased enemy mortar fire and casualties. Major John McCann took over command. Allen was the first of 18 fatalities that the Skins suffered on 7 April (others are listed below). They were withdrawn and put under the command of TN Grazebrook. 

Son of Maj. Henry George Allen, O.B.E., R.A.V.C., and Rosamunde Elizabeth Allen; husband of Katharine Elizabeth Mary Allen, of Barnby Dun, Yorkshire.

228 James McCarthy

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7606610

Date: 07.04.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Beja

Fusilier McCarthy was killed in the assault on Djebel el Mahdi.

Son of William and Mary Anne McCarthy, of Liverpool; husband of Ethel McCarthy, of Liverpool.

229 Albert Heath

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7022562

Date: 07.04.1943     Age:   Place of burial:  Beja

Fusilier Heath was killed in the assault on Djebel el Mahdi.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Heath, of Leytonstone, Essex.

230 Wilfred Jones

Rank: Lance Sergeant     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3775355

Date: 07.04.1943     Age:    Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

L/Sgt Jones was killed in the assault on Djebel el Mahdi. 

Son of Wilfred James Jones and Alice Jones, of Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.

231 Joseph Hunt

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6983418

Date: 07.04.1943   Age: 33   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Fusilier Hunt was killed in the assault on Djebel el Mahdi. 

Son of Alfred and Florence Hunt, of Radford, Nottingham. His brother William also died on service.

232 Clarence Wootton

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7044508

Date: 07.04.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Fusilier Wootton was killed in the assault on Djebel el Mahdi. 

233 Albert Tinman

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6983317

Date: 07.04.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Corporal Tinman was killed in the assault on Djebel el Mahdi.

Son of Robert and Fanny Tinman, of Portadown, Co. Armagh.

234 Leslie Gidney

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 4752524

Date: 07.04.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Fusilier Gidney was killed in the assault on Djebel el Mahdi.

Son of William and Agnes Gidney, of Parkgate, Rotherham, Yorkshire.

235 Ronald Clough

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3783400

Date: 07.04.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Fusilier Clough was killed in the assault on Djebel el Mahdi.

236 Sidney Milton

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7022866

Date: 07.04.1943   Age: 35   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Fusilier Milton was killed in the assault on Djebel el Mahdi. 

Son of John Henry and Mary Ann Milton; husband of Jennie Milton, of Richmond, Surrey.

237 Harry Rice

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6985807

Date: 07.04.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Fusilier Rice was killed in the assault on Djebel el Mahdi.

Son of Bert and Olive Rice, of Raunds, Northamptonshire.

238 William Kerr

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6980804

Date: 07.04.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab 

Fusilier Kerr was killed in the assault on Djebel el Mahdi.

Son of Robert and Jeannie Kerr, of Castlederg, Co. Tyrone.

239 James Fraser

Rank: Sergeant     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7044362

Date: 07.04.1943   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Sgt Fraser was killed in the assault on Djebel el Mahdi.

Son of Leslie and Florence Fraser, of Manchester; husband of Sally Fraser, of Manchester.

240 Walter Gibson

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7047680

Date: 07.04.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Fusilier Gibson was killed in the assault on Djebel el Mahdi.

Son of William John and Sarah Jane Gibson, of Chapel End, Nuneaton, Warwickshire.

241 Francis Ford

Rank: Sergeant     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7044307

Date: 07.04.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Platoon Sergeant Ford of A Company was killed in the first attack on Jebel el-Mahdi on 7 April. He was replaced by Sergeant Walls.

Son of William and Laura Ford, of Saxilby, Lincolnshire.

242 Kenneth Davis

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6984825

Date: 07.04.1943   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Son of John William and Sarah Caroline Davis, of Leicester.

243 Arthur Gower

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6982166

Date: 07.04.1943   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Fusilier Gower was killed in the assault on Djebel el Mahdi.

Son of Harry and Emma Gower.

244 William Trimble

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7044343

Date: 07.04.1943   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Fusilier Trimble was killed in the assault on Djebel el Mahdi.

Son of John and Susan Trimble; husband of M. Trimble, of Antrim.

245 Mathew Coffey

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6985242

Date: 07.04.1943   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Oued Zarga

Fusilier Coffey was killed in the assault on Djebel el Mahdi.

Son of Mary Coffey, of Tralee, Co. Kerry.

246 George Evans

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3137727

Date: 07.04.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Oued Zarga

Fusilier Evans was killed in the assault on Djebel el Mahdi.

Son of Joseph and Alice Evans, of Barnsley, Yorkshire.

247 Herbert Owen

Rank: Sergeant     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3527077

Date: 07.04.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Oued Zarga

Sgt Owen was killed in the assault on Djebel el Mahdi. 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Owen, of Wigan, Lancashire; husband of Catherine Owen, of Wigan.

248 Joseph Robinson

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6984687

Date: 07.04.1943   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Oued Zarga

Fusilier Robinson was killed in the assault on Djebel el Mahdi.

Son of Joseph Robinson, and of Elizabeth Robinson, of Ballygawley, Co. Tyrone. 

249 Edward Pickford

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6986045

Date: 07.04.1943   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Oued Zarga

Fusilier Pickford was killed in the assault on Djebel el Mahdi.

Son of Francis Edwin and Ruby Pickford, of Higham Ferrars, Northamptonshire; husband of Lilian Laura Pickford, of Higham Ferrars.

250 Samuel Megarity

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7043743

Date: 07.04.1943   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Oued Zarga

Corporal Megarity was killed in the assault on Djebel el Mahdi. 

Son of Samuel and Sarah Megarity, of Armagh. 

251 Harold Ward

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6982298

Date: 08.04.1943   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Harry and Martha Ward, of Kirk Ireton, Derbyshire; husband of Beatrice Ward, of Wirkeworth, Derbyshire.

252 Walter Lake

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7045240

Date: 08.04.1943   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Walter and Margaret Ann Lake; stepson of John Dowson, of Newcastle-on-Tyne.

253 Wilfred Winston

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7044660

Date: 08.04.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

A member of 17 Platoon in the Faughs’ D Company, Fusilier Winston was badly wounded in the leg in the early part of the attack on Jebel Mahdi and died later on the same day.

Son of William and Hannah Mary Winston, of Aston, Birmingham.

254 Harold Walls

Rank: Lance Sergeant     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6982295

Date: 09.04.1943    Age:   Place of burial:  Beja

Lance Sergeant Walls was killed when he stepped on a mine during the second Skins’ attack on Jebel Mahdi which started with a barrage at 1pm and ended at 6pm when the battalion was again withdrawn after failing to reach all objectives. The Skins suffered two fatalities and 12 wounded on the day. Some happened when three of the companies entered a minefield.

Son of Albert and Elizebeth Ann Walls; husband of Isabella Gladys Walls, of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.

255 Edwin Nicholls

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7849189

Date: 09.04.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Lance Corporal Nicholls was killed during the second Skins’ attack on Jebel Mahdi which started with a barrage at 1pm and ended at 6pm when the battalion was again withdrawn after failing to reach all objectives. The Skins suffered two fatalities and 12 wounded on the day. Some happened when three of the companies entered a minefield.

Son of James Albert and Eliza Jane Nicholls, of Knowle, Bristol.

256 Fred Nash

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7047619

Date: 10.04.1943   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of George Samuel and Agnes Nash, of Smethwick, Staffordshire.

257 Frank Westerman

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14206941

Date: 11.04.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Beja

The Skins’ battalion area was bombed on 11 April. One member of the battalion was killed (probably Fusilier Westerman) and two wounded. 

Son of Arthur and Annie Westerman, of Leeds, Yorkshire.

258 Walter Corless

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3774575

Date: 12.04.1943   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Thomas and Caroline Corless, of Rock Ferry, Birkenhead.

259 Ronald Tickell

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3608183

Date: 14.04.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Beja

Son of Thomas Henry and Gladys Tickell, of Raffles, Carlisle.

260 Henry Wise

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7022164

Date: 15.04.1943   Age: 36   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Henry and Florence Wise; husband of Beatrice Nellie Wise, of Dartford, Kent.

261 Philip Slattery

Rank: Lieutenant     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 172413

Date: 15.04.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Lt Slattery was killed instantly by enemy together with three other Faughs by defensive fire on Kef el Tior on the night of 15 April. The Faughs were heard to scream “Faugh a Ballagh” in their assault. Slattery had been wounded during the Faughs’ counterattack during fighting to the east of Grandstand Hill on 18 January 1943. Slattery went to Stoneyhurst School and then spent several years goldmining in South Africa. He returned to the UK at the start of the war and enlisted in the Royal Fusiliers. Slattery was commissioned in February 1941 and joined the Faughs in July that year. He was wounded in January 1943 and returned to the battalion on 12 April. Slattery was in A Company of the Faughs during his entire period of service.

Son of Jerome Paul Slattery, and of Adela Mary Slattery, of Buntingford, Hertfordshire.

262 David Nicholas Jefferies MC

Rank: Captain     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 117829

Date: 16.04.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Beja

Captain Jefferies joined D Company of the Faughs and served as second-in-command of the company under Major John Coldwell-Horsfall. He emerged as one of the bravest officers in the battalion who specialised in night reconnaissance patrols. His exploits included leading a patrol on 29 December into enemy territory. Jefferies spotted and then joined a German patrol, taking one of them prisoner. For these and other actions, Jefferies was awarded the MC and was appointed commander of A Company. He was badly wounded by shell fire in the Faughs’ attack on Kef El Tior mountain on the night of 15 April. It took many hours to carry him off the mountain and he died of his wounds at the casualty clearing station in Beja where he is buried. Jefferies, who spoke German, famously captured the lagging member of a German patrol during a one-man operation in the Goubellat area of Tunisia on the night of 29 December. For his actions, Jefferies was awarded the first MC to a member of the Irish Brigade. He went to Marlborough School and joined the Faughs from officer training in February 1940.

Son of the Revd. Canon Arthur Charles Jefferies, M.A., and of Frances Doris Jefferies, of Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.

263 Henry Mandy

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6982514

Date: 16.04.1943   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

The Skins participated in the Irish Brigade attack on high ground north of the road to Medjez el-Bab which began in bright moonlight at 1 minute after midnight on 16 April. The battalion’s lead companies immediately suffer 12 casualties including Captain McCaldin and Lieutenant Lambert Porter as a result of British shells falling short of the target. The Skin’s objective was Jebel Tanngoucha but the battalion had not taken the objectives 430am and it was decided their position was untenable during daylight hours. It was withdrawn. The Skins’ war diaries say it suffered four fatalities among other ranks and a total of 36 wounded officers and other ranks. Fusilier Mandy, Sergeant Fenton and Fusiliers Picker and Curzon were killed in the attack.

Son of John Alfred and Matilda Mandy, of East Ham, Essex.

264 Thomas Picker

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6981423

Date: 16.04.1943   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

The Skins participated in the Irish Brigade attack on high ground north of the road to Medjez el-Bab which began in bright moonlight at 1 minute after midnight on 16 April. The battalion’s lead companies immediately suffer 12 casualties including Captain McCaldin and Lieutenant Lambert Porter as a result of British shells falling short of the target. The Skin’s objective was Jebel Tanngoucha but the battalion had not taken the objectives 430am and it was decided their position was untenable during daylight hours. It was withdrawn. The Skins’ war diaries say it suffered four fatalities among other ranks and a total of 36 wounded officers and other ranks. Fusilier Picker, Sergeant Fenton and Fusiliers Mandy and Curzon were killed in the attack.

Son of Thomas and Jessie Picker, of Ruskington, Lincolnshire.

265 Arthur Fenton

Rank: Sergeant     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6981949

Date: 16.04.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

The Skins participated in the Irish Brigade attack on high ground north of the road to Medjez el-Bab which began in bright moonlight at 1 minute after midnight on 16 April. The battalion’s lead companies immediately suffer 12 casualties including Captain McCaldin and Lieutenant Lambert Porter as a result of British shells falling short of the target. The Skin’s objective was Jebel Tanngoucha but the battalion had not taken the objectives 430am and it was decided their position was untenable during daylight hours. It was withdrawn. The Skins’ war diaries say it suffered four fatalities among other ranks and a total of 36 wounded officers and other ranks. Sergeant Fenton and Fusiliers Mandy, Picker and Curzon were killed in the attack.

Son of Arthur and Emma Haynes Fenton; husband of Winifred Annie Fenton, of Lowestoft, Suffolk. 

266 William Carrig

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7017516

Date: 16.04.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of William and Mary Carrig, of Kildysart, Co. Clare.

267 Hyman Casper Reuben

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 4205977

Date: 16.04.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Maurice and Ann Reuben, of Moss Side, Manchester.

268 Thomas Addey

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7045176

Date: 16.04.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Husband of Grace May Addey, of Hull.

269 George Flowers

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7045795

Date: 16.04.1943   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Charles Edward and Lilian Flowers; husband of Emma Bloom Flowers, of Smethwick, Staffordshire.

270 Robert Curzon

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6983374

Date: 16.04.1943   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

The Skins participated in the Irish Brigade attack on high ground north of the road to Medjez el-Bab which began in bright moonlight at 1 minute after midnight on 16 April. The battalion’s lead companies immediately suffer 12 casualties including Captain McCaldin and Lieutenant Lambert Porter as a result of British shells falling short of the target. The Skin’s objective was Jebel Tanngoucha but the battalion had not taken the objectives 430am and it was decided their position was untenable during daylight hours. It was withdrawn. The Skins’ war diaries say it suffered four fatalities among other ranks and a total of 36 wounded officers and other ranks. Fusilier Curzon, Sergeant Fenton and Fusiliers Picker and Mandy were killed in the attack.

Son of Robert Curzon, and of Elizabeth Curzon, of Hyson Green, Nottingham.

271 Albert Grice

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7047546

Date: 16.04.1943   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

272 Isaac Henry

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7047221

Date: 16.04.1943   Age: 32   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Robert and Annie Henry, of Cookstown, Co. Tyrone; husband of Margaret Henry, of Cookstown.

273 James Grant

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3196442

Date: 17.04.1943   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of William and Elizabeth Grant, of Glasgow.

274 James McKane

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6985820

Date: 17.04.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of John and Annie J. Orr, of Limavady, Co. Londonderry.

275 David Crawford

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7043624

Date: 17.04.1943   Age: 34   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of David and Margaret Crawford, of Beragh, Co. Tyrone.

276 James Wild

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6985708

Date: 17.04.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Albert and Olive Ada Wild, of Clowne, Derbyshire.

277 George Rabone

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6981991

Date: 17.04.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of James and Esther Rabone, of Hugglescote, Coalville, Leicestershire.

278 George Mason

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7044792

Date: 17.04.1943   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of John and Mary Mason, of Tipton, Staffordshire.

279 James Given

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6976278

Date: 17.04.1943   Age: 33   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

A Faughs’ regular, L/Cpl Given was in 17 Platoon in D Company during the Tunisian campaign. He was in a trench on Kef El Tior when suffered a shrapnel wound to his head, and was then sent for medical treatment and, according to John Coldwell-Horsfall (The Wild Geese Are Flighting), “he found and consumed medical rum supplies.”…he headed back to the battle and the Inniskillings found him a week later, lying dead in the German positions on the col of Tanngoucha.

Son of Parnell and Sarah Given, of Omagh, Co. Tyrone.

280 Wilfred Dicken

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7047670

Date: 17.04.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

281 Albert Smith

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7047634

Date: 17.04.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

282 Leslie Bishop

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7045941

Date: 18.04.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Alfred James Bishop and Kate Bishop, of Stirchley, Birmingham.

283 James Jewels

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3603156

Date: 18.04.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Son of J. B. and Phoebe Louise Jewels, of Blyth, Northumberland.

284 Charles Mizon

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7015170

Date: 20.04.1943   Age: 33   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Charles Henry and Phoebe Alice Mizon; husband of Margaret Mizon, of Combpyne, Devon.

285 Albert Sanders

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7044812

Date: 21.04.1943   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Fredrick Freeman Sanders and Mary Ellen Sanders, of Coventry.

286 Henry Thomas Emmins

Rank: Lieutenant     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 201008

Date: 21.04.1943       Age:   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Lieutenant Emmins joined the Faughs in early April from the 7th Battalion of the Royal Ulster Rifles. He was initially a platoon commander but was made battalion signals officer. He was killed on 21 April when the Faughs’ battalion headquarters was mortared during operations around Heidous.

287 Albert Mallen

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7046311

Date: 21.04.1943   Age: 32   Place of burial:  Medjez el-Bab Memorial

Son of Arthur and Joyce Mallen; husband of Winifred Maud Mallen, of Creswell, Nottinghamshire.

223 George Porter

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3774655

Date: 21.04.1943.   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of John and Mary Porter, of Liverpool; husband of Elizabeth Porter, of Liverpool.

288 William Kellett

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3608618

Date: 22.04.1943   Age: 19   Place of burial:  La Reunion, Algeria

Son of John William and Amy Kellett, of Butterknowle, Co. Durham.

289 Samuel Millard

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7860798

Date: 22.04.1943   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

L/Cpl Millard was killed in the assault on Tanngoucha.

Son of Eli James Millard and Isabella Millard, of Astley, Lancashire.

290 Clarence Horsfield

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 4511678

Date: 22.04.1943   Age: 33   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Fusilier Horsfield was killed in the assault on Tanngoucha.

Son of William and Annie Horsfield, of Colne, Lancashire; husband of Hilda Horsfield, of Colne.

291 Henry Vann

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6983509

Date: 22.04.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Fusilier Vann was killed in the second Skins’ attack on Jebel Tanngoucha which started at 9pm on the night of April.

Son of Frederick and Ada Vann, of Warsop Vale, Nottinghamshire.

292 Ronald Graham

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3783861

Date: 22.04.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

L/Cpl Graham was killed in the second assault on Jebel Tanngoucha.

Son of William George and Florence Graham, of Mossley Hill, Liverpool.

293 Addie Poole

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 4546237

Date: 22.04.1943   Age: 18   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Fusilier Poole was killed in the second assault on Jebel Tanngoucha.

Son of Frederick Charles and Sarah Alice Poole, of Bolton, Lancashire.

294 Thomas Ross

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7022993

Date: 22.04.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Rifleman Ross was killed in the assault on Heidous.

Son of Thomas Edward and Elizabeth Emily Ross, of East Barnet, Hertfordshire.

295 Wilfred Palmer

Rank: Corporal     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7019513

Date: 22.04.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Corporal Palmer was killed by machine-gun fire in the attack on Heidous.

Son of Arthur William and Alice Palmer, Or Killester, Dublin.

296 Bertie Watkins

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 3250861

Date: 22.04.1943   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Rifleman Watkins was killed in the assault on Heidous. 

297 Frederick McDonald

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7019231

Date: 22.04.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

L/Cpl McDonald was killed in the assault on Heidous.

Son of Dawson D. A. and Elizabeth Ann McDonald; husband of Lily Elizabeth McDonald, of Stepney, London.

298 Joseph Hobbs

Rank: Sergeant     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7044982

Date: 22.04.1943   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Sgt Hobbs was killed in the assault on Hill 622 and Butler’s Hill.

Son of Robert James Hobbs and Elizabeth Hobbs, of Belfast; husband of Violet Hobbs, of Belfast.

299 James Irwin

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6984357

Date: 22.04.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Fusilier Irwin was killed in the second assault on Jebel Tanngoucha.

300 John Hamilton

Rank: Corporal     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 3251027

Date: 22.04.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Corporal Hamilton was killed in the assault on Heidous.

Son of John and Jessie Frame Hamilton.

301 Arthur Doherty

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7018574

Date: 22.04.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

L/Cpl Doherty was killed in the assault on Heidous.

Son of John and Helen Mary Doherty; husband of Frances Doherty, of Freemantle, Southampton.

302 Richard Linihan

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6341336

Date: 22.04.1943   Age: 32   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Rifleman Linihan was killed in the assault on Heidous. 

Son of Richard Francis and Elizebeth Linihan; husband of Mary Linihan, of Bethnal Green, London.

303 Walter Pasby

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7045500

Date: 22.04.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Rifleman Pasby was killed in the assault on Heidous.

Son of Alfred and Mary Pasby, of Brixton, London; husband of Margaret Evelyn Pasby, of Brixton.

304 Thomas Hesketh

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7022075

Date: 22.04.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of James and Sarah Hesketh, of Preston, Lancashire.

305 Robert Mannall

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7012003

Date: 22.04.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

306 Richard Bride

Rank: Lance Sergeant     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7045000

Date: 23.04.1943    Age:   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

The Skins had advanced 1,000 yards from its start point in the early hours of 23 April in the second attack on Tanngoucha. After attempting to capture a German strongpoint on a rocky outcrop, B and C came under heavy fire from both flanks and were counterattacked. They withdrew but three out of four of their officers were killed. By daylight, D Company was pinned down. The war diaries record that the battalion lost four officers and 43 other ranks as casualties in the 24 hours after the start of the attack. Lance Sergeant Bride was one of those that died in this period.

307 Harold Hilton

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3195825

Date: 23.04.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

The Skins had advanced 1,000 yards from its start point in the early hours of 23 April in the second attack on Tanngoucha. After attempting to capture a German strongpoint on a rocky outcrop, B and C came under heavy fire from both flanks and were counterattacked. They withdrew but three out of four of their officers were killed. By daylight, D Company was pinned down. The war diaries record that the battalion lost four officers and 43 other ranks as casualties in the 24 hours after the start of the attack. Fusilier Hilton was one of those that died in this period.

Son of William and Lillian Hilton, of Leeds, Yorkshire; husband of Ada Hilton, of Leeds.

308 John Williamson

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14206949

Date: 23.04.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

The Skins had advanced 1,000 yards from its start point in the early hours of 23 April in the second attack on Tanngoucha. After attempting to capture a German strongpoint on a rocky outcrop, B and C came under heavy fire from both flanks and were counterattacked. They withdrew but three out of four of their officers were killed. By daylight, D Company was pinned down. The war diaries record that the battalion lost four officers and 43 other ranks as casualties in the 24 hours after the start of the attack. Fusilier Williamson was one of those that died in this period.

Son of John W. and Jane Williamson, of New Wortley, Leeds, Yorkshire.

309 Edwin Hill

Rank: Captain     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 103025

Date: 23.04.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

The Skins had advanced 1,000 yards from its start point in the early hours of 23 April in the second attack on Tanngoucha. After attempting to capture a German strongpoint on a rocky outcrop, B and C came under heavy fire from both flanks and were counterattacked. They withdrew but three out of four of their officers were killed. By daylight, D Company was pinned down. The war diaries record that the battalion lost four officers and 43 other ranks as casualties in the 24 hours after the start of the attack. Captain Hill was one of two captains killed in the attack. 

Son of Charles Hugh Hill and Ethel Annie Hill; husband of Joyce Edna Hill, of New Malden, Surrey.

310 Patrick Dunne

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7047022

Date: 23.04.1943   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

The Skins had advanced 1,000 yards from its start point in the early hours of 23 April in the second attack on Tanngoucha. After attempting to capture a German strongpoint on a rocky outcrop, B and C came under heavy fire from both flanks and were counterattacked. They withdrew but three out of four of their officers were killed. By daylight, D Company was pinned down. The war diaries record that the battalion lost four officers and 43 other ranks as casualties in the 24 hours after the start of the attack. Fusilier Dunne was one of those that died in this period.

311 Ian Megginson

Rank: Captain     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 121597

Date: 23.04.1943   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

The Skins had advanced 1,000 yards from its start point in the early hours of 23 April in the second attack on Tanngoucha. After attempting to capture a German strongpoint on a rocky outcrop, B and C came under heavy fire from both flanks and were counterattacked. They withdrew but three out of four of their officers were killed. By daylight, D Company was pinned down. The war diaries record that the battalion lost four officers and 43 other ranks as casualties in the 24 hours after the start of the attack. Captain Megginson was one of two Skins’ captains killed in this period.

Son of Robert Frederick and Gertrude Megginson, of Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire.

312 James Hand

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6209554

Date: 23.04.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Son of Francis and Mary Hand, of Magheracloone, Kingscourt, Co. Cavan.

313 Ronald Potter

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 3531711

Date: 23.04.1943    Age:   Place of burial:  Oued Zarga

314 Pierce Mahony

Rank: Lieutenant     Unit: Royal Ulster Rifles, attached to Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 201006

Date: 23.04.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Michael Bernard and Marie Lillian Mahony; husband of Christina Mahony, of Selkirk.

315 Frederick Notley

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7045495

Date: 23.04.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Fusilier Notley was one of the Skins killed on the second day of its second attack on Jebel Tanngoucha on 23/24 April. 

Son of Alfred and Laura Notley, of Battersea, London; husband of Annie Notley, of Battersea.

316 Maurice Schofield

Rank: L/Corporal     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6982490

Date: 23.04.1943   Age: 31    Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of John Willie and Gertrude Schofield, of Tapton, Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

317 Eric Jennings

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14201861

Date: 24.04.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Lance Corporal Jennings was one of the Skins killed on the second day of its second attack on Jebel Tanngoucha on 23/24 April. .

Son of Thomas and Florence Jennings, of Acocks Green, Birmingham.

To read L/Cpl Jennings’ story, please click here.

318 Francis Bygrave

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7045007

Date: 24.04.1943   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Fusilier Bygrave was one of the Skins killed on the second day of its second attack on Jebel Tanngoucha on 23/24 April.

Son of John and Clara Bygrave; husband of Phyllis Bygrave, of Walthamstow, Essex.

319 John Hall

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3607851

Date: 24.04.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Fusilier Hall was one of the Skins killed on the second day of its second attack on Jebel Tanngoucha on 23/24 April. 

Son of Samuel Hall, and of Alice Hall, of Frizington, Cumberland.

320 Frederick Hall

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3778804

Date: 24.04.1943   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Oued Zarga

Lance Corporal Hall was one of the Skins killed on the second day of its second attack on Jebel Tanngoucha on 23/24 April.

Son of Frederick Herbert and Elizabeth Hall; husband of May Theresa Hall, of Wilmslow, Cheshire.

321 Henry Boyd

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6980470

Date: 25.04.1943   Age: 33   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Fusilier Boyd was one of the casualties suffered by the Skins on the third day of its second attack on Jebel Tanngoucha. 

322 Hugh Blair

Rank: Lance Sergeant     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6975441

Date: 25.04.1943    Age:   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Mary Blair; husband of Catherine Blair, of Ballymoney, Co. Antrim.

323 William Ball

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7045312

Date: 25.04.1943   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Arthur Henry and Hellen Ball, of Stoke-on-Trent; husband of Dorothy Lois Ball, of Dresden, Stoke-on-Trent.

324 Peter Sillem

Rank: Lieutenant     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers, attached from Welch Regiment   Service number: 219879

Date: 25.04.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Lt Sillem joined D Company of the Faughs in February 1943 on transfer from the Welch Regiment. In the Faughs’ spirited but unsuccessful attack on Point 622 on the night of 22 April, Sillem commanded 18 Platoon. A and D Companies attacked Butler’s Hill in the same area on 25 April and Sillem, who was then commander of D Company, was killed.  His company commander John Coldwell-Horsfall described him in The Wild Geese Are Flighting thus: “Peter was a swashbuckler. He had a heart of gold and he dressed like a pirate. He was a delight to serve with and he made his mark in our little history.” Sillem had been Mentioned in Despatches. 

Son of Charles Augustus and Muriel Ada Isabella Sillem, of Surbiton, Surrey.

325 James Tilson

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7047828

Date: 25.04.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Charles and Lucy Jane Tilson, of Stockingford, Warwickshire; husband of Hilda Annie Tilson, of Stockingford.

326 Douglas Constable

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7047861

Date: 25.04.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of William and Jessie Gordon Constable, of Peterculter, Aberdeenshire.

327 Michael Rogan

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7046925

Date: 25.04.1943   Age: 26     Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Lance-Corporal Rogan was killed in the Faughs’ final attack on Hill 622 on Kef El Tior mountain.

Son of Thomas Patrick and Catherine Rogan, of Belfast.

328 Cyril Willis

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7044662

Date: 25.04.1943    Age:   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Fusilier Willis was killed in the final attack on Hill 622 on Kef El Tior mountain.

Son of Samuel and Sarah Jane Willis; husband of Lillian May Willis, of Coventry.

329 John Duval

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7044575

Date: 25.04.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of John Henry and Rose Duval, of Perry Common, Birmingham.

330 James Clarke

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7043641

Date: 25.04.1943   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Husband of Lily Clarke, of Lisburn, Co Antrim.

331 Leonard Keating

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7043583

Date: 25.04.1943   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Son of Johanna-Keating McEnery, of Mullinahone, Co. Tipperary. 

332 Anthony Young

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7022743

Date: 25.04.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Son of Edward John and Madeline Ella Young, of Ashington, Dorsetshire.

333 William Alcock

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7047851

Date: 26.04.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Alcock, of Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent.

334 Thomas McMullan

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6983769

Date: 27.04.1943   Age:    Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

The Skins’ third attack on high points north of the road to Medjez el-Bab started with an artillery barrage on Kef el-Senach at 1130am on 27 April. Kef el-Senech which is about 1,200 feet above sea level. It consisted of four separate high points, all of which were held by the Germans. The battalion took two of the four by midday. It suffered a total of 13 fatalities on 27 April including Lance Corporal McMullan.

Son of Robert James McMullan and Isabella McMullan; nephew of John Cairns, of Newport, Hillsborough, Co. Down.

335 Harold Brown

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3718747

Date: 27.04.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Fusilier Brown was killed in the Skins’ attack on Kef el-Senach.

Son of Alfred and Agnes Brown, of Edge Hill, Liverpool.

336 John Campbell

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3132834

Date: 27.04.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Fusilier Campbell was killed in the Skins’ attack on Kef el-Senach

337 William Heron

Rank: Sergeant     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6978607

Date: 27.04.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Sergeant Heron was killed in the Skins’ attack on Kef el-Senach.

Son of John and Annie Heron, of Coagh, Co. Tyrone.

338 Norman Shimwell

Rank: Lance Sergeant     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6981648

Date: 27.04.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Lance Sergeant Shimwell was killed in the Skins’ attack on Kef el-Senach

Son of Joseph and Lydia Shimwell.

339 Joseph Connell

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3135708

Date: 27.04.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Fusilier Connell was killed during the Skins’ attack on Kef el-Senach. 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Connell, of Glasgow; husband of Mary Jane Connell, of Glasgow.

340 John Evans

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3784010

Date: 27.04.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Fusilier Evans was killed during the Skins’ attack on Kef el-Senach.

Son of John and Ruth May Evans.

341 Robert McLaughlan

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3607860

Date: 27.04.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Fusilier McLaughlan was killed during the Skins’ attack on Kef el-Senach.

Son of John and Grace Ann McLaughlan, of Carlisle.

342 Frederick Newman

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3607649

Date: 27.04.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Fusilier Newman was killed during the Skins’ attack on Kef el-Senach.

Son of Joseph and Florence Ann Newman.

343 Ronald Parkinson

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3607688

Date: 27.04.1943   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Fusilier Parkinson was killed during the Skins’ attack on Kef el-Senach.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Parkinson, of Blackburn, Lancashire.

344 Frank Persechino

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14206442

Date: 27.04.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Fusilier Persechino was killed during the Skins’ attack on Kef el-Senach.

345 Kevin Gabriel Rice

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 5436998

Date: 27.04.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Fusilier Rice was killed during the Skins’ attack on Kef el-Senach.

Son of John and Rose Rice, of Belfast,

346 George Swanson

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3195335

Date: 27.04.1943   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Fusilier Swanson was killed during the Skins’ attack on Kef el-Senach.

Son of George and Marion Swanson, of Peebles.

347 Reginald Grosse

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6983555

Date: 28.04.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Christopher and Ivy May Grosse, of Newark, Nottinghamshire.

349 Harry McRory

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7014470

Date: 28.04.1943   Age: 36   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Rifleman McRory was acting as driver for Irish Brigade commander Nelson Russell when he was killed by shelling in an incident witnessed by London Irish E Company Colour Sergeant Edmund O’Sullivan. 

Son of John and Mary McRory; husband of Rosemary Ellen McRory, of Hornsey, Middlesex.

350 John Linton

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3608619

Date: 28.04.1943   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Son of John and Grace Linton, of Hunwick, Co. Durham.

351 Arthur Henry Norman

Rank: Sergeant     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7045494

Date: 28.04.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Oued Zarga

Sergeant Norman of F Company died from wounds sustained during the second attack on Heidous on the night of 22 April 1943. He was found by the London Irish Rifles when they captured Heidous in the second attack on the village on the night of 25 April.

Son of Arthur Henry and Ann Maria Norman; husband of Evelyn Mary Norman, of Whitton Park, Middlesex.

352 Archibald Potton

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 2722770

Date: 30.04.1943   Age: 32   Place of burial: Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Son of William and Priscilla Potton; husband of Hilda Potton, of Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.

353 Edward Green

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6980546

Date: 30.04.1943   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Oued Zarga

Son of George and Mary Green; husband of Ellen Green, of Londonderry.


May 1943.

354 Frederick Fincham

Rank: Company Sergeant Major (D Company)   Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7043002

Date: 01.05.1943   Age: 35   Place of burial:  Oued Zarga

CSM Fincham was Colour Sergeant in B Company at the start of the Tunisian campaign, and was promoted Company Sergeant Major of D Company to replace “Tug” Wilson on 28 January 1943.

Son of Frederick and Kathleen Fincham; husband of Norah Eileen Fincham, of Tiverton, Devon.

355 Frederick Herbert

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 13081936

Date: 06.05.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  El Alia, Algeria

Son of Frederick William and Florence E. Herbert, of Hanworth, Middlesex.

356 Charles Smart

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7019390

Date: 06.05.1943   Age: 32   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

357 Frank McAleer DCM

Rank: Sergeant     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6976983

Date: 08.05.1943   Age: 32   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Sergeant McAleer achieved notoriety during the Skins’ operations in the Goubellat plain on the morning of 24 February 1943 when he unilaterally and single-handedly went out from his position south of Hill 286 in revenge for the loss of a patrol the previous night.  His military mission was information, but his own object was to obtain revenge for the loss of a patrol on night 23/24 Feb 43. He spotted machine gun post, went to the flank of it, surprised the crew of two, collected the gun and disabled the two prisoners. McAleer was awarded a DCM for this action.

Son of Frank and Elizabeth McAleer; husband of Grace McAleer, of Aldershot, Hampshire.

358 William Stewart

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6975608

Date: 13.05.1943   Age: 33   Place of burial:  El Alia, Algeria

Son of Patrick and Hannah Stewart; husband of Lucy Georgena Stewart, of Bearney, Co. Tyrone.

359 Maurice Thornton

Rank: Captain     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 124647

Date: 13.05.1943   Age: 36   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Captain Thornton, an Oxford graduate and professional actor, was seriously wounded during the London Irish attack on Heidous, a village in high land north of the road to Medjez el-Bab. The attack was led by F Company under Captain Dunnill with G Company under Thornton in support. The attack started with an artillery barrage on Heidous and Jebel Tanngoucha at 545pm on 22 April. F Company advanced to Heidous but came under heavy machine gun fire and Dunnill was wounded. G Company’s radio connection with F Company failed and Thornton went forward to Heidous to find out what was happening. He was hit in the legs by machine gun fire and taken prisoner. The fighting in Heidous continued until the village was taken by the evening of 23 April. Thornton died of his wounds on 13 May. Thornton was born in Frome in Somerset, the only son of the Reverend Robert Thornton, vicar of Corringham, and his wife Ethel. They lived at 19 Holdenhurst Avenue, Boscombe in Hampshire. Thornton went to school at Lancing College. He went to Hertford College Oxford in 1925. After, he went to Sudan to work as a cotton planter and then to South Africa where he was a salesman. Thornton married Kathleen Roulston at Cape Town Cathedral in 1932. Their daughter Jill was born in 1934. Thornton and his family returned to the UK and he became an actor with the Oxford Repertory Company. He was conscripted into the army and completed officer training in March 1940, when he was commissioned as second lieutenant in the Royal Fusiliers. Thornton was transferred to the Royal Ulster Rifles and then to the 2nd Battalion of the London Irish Rifles.

Son of the Revd. Robert Thornton and Ethel B. Thornton, of Bournemouth, Hampshire. B.A. (Oxon.).

360 Michael Laurence O’Gorman

Rank: Lieutenant     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 247963

Date: 13.05.1943   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Lieutenant O’Gorman was examining a grenade which detonated. O’Gorman had served for nine years in the Royal Berkshire Regiment before being commissioned into the Faughs.

Son of Hugh and Catherine O’Gorman.

361 J H Neil Moores

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7044389

Date: 14.05.1943   Age: 26   Place of burial:  El Alia, Algeria

Son of William Henry Moores, and of Mary Lilian Moores, of Woolton, Lancashire.

362 Daniel O’Brien

Rank: Platoon sergeant Major (PSM)     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6975298

Date: 23.05.1943   Age: 35   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

PSM O’Brien joined the Faughs in 1925. His father had been regimental sergeant major and two of his elder brothers were already in the Faughs. O’Brien was commander of the pioneer platoon when he was wounded. He died of his wounds on 23 May 1943.

Son of Owen and Katherine O’Brien, of Armagh, Northern Ireland.


June 1943.

363 Arthur Lane

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7017597

Date: 15.06.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Abney Park, UK

Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Lane, of Dalston.

364 James Carr

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14211959

Date: 19.06.1943   Age: 38   Place of burial:  El Alia, Algeria

Son of Ben and Cathie Carr; husband of Mary M. M. Carr, of Dundee.

365 Wilfred Thomas

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3771936

Date: 25.06.1943   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of John William and Nellie Thomas, of Willenhall, Staffordshire.


July 1943.

366 Albert Myatt

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7047556

Date: 05.07.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Joseph and Annie Myatt; husband of Susan Myatt, of Newcastle, Staffordshire.

367 George Keepin

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6350946

Date: 06.07.1943 (grave marker incorrect).   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Oliver and Ruth Keepin; husband of Dilys Keepin, of Morriston, Glamorgan.

368 John Kiely

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7019209

Date: 06.07.1943   Age: 32   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of James and Katherine Kiely, of Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

370 Raymond Purvis

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7045513

Date: 14.07.1943   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Robert and Christina Purvis; husband of Blodwen Purvis, of Caerau, Bridgend, Glamorgan.

372 Ronald Anthony

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 4209641

Date: 19.07.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

Son of Willie David and Annie Mary Anthony, of Penybank, Ammanford, Carmarthenshire.



Roll of Honour – Sicily.

August 1943.

375 Bernard Radford

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 3910467

Date: 02.08.1943   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Cassino Memorial

Son of William John Radford, and of Elizabeth Jane Radford, of Newport, Monmouthshire.

376 William Williams

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 4187864

Date: 02.08.1943   Age:   Place of burial:  Catania

Fusilier Williams was killed in the Skins’ attack on Centuripe which started at dawn on 2 August. The town was taken by 330am on 3 August. The Skins’ fatalities were eight other ranks and four officers. A total of 36 other ranks were wounded.

377 Patrick Hanley

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3783571

Date: 02.08.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Catania

Corporal Hanley was killed in the Skins’ attack on Centuripe which started at dawn on 2 August. The town was taken by 330am on 3 August. The Skins’ fatalities were eight other ranks and four officers. A total of 36 other ranks were wounded.

Son of Patrick and Bridget Hanley, of Huyton, Lancashire.

378 William Henry Jones

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 4209577

Date: 02.08.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Catania

Fusilier Williams was killed in the Skins’ attack on Centuripe which started at dawn on 2 August. The town was taken by 330am on 3 August. The Skins’ fatalities were eight other ranks and four officers. A total of 36 other ranks were wounded.

Foster-son of Elizabeth Roberts, of Llanllyfni, Caernarvonshire.

379 Robert Bates

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6981811

Date: 02.08.1943    Age:   Place of burial:  Catania

Corporal Bates was killed in the Skins’ attack on Centuripe which started at dawn on 2 August. The town was taken by 330am on 3 August. The Skins’ fatalities were eight other ranks and four officers. A total of 36 other ranks were wounded.

380 Stanley George Walsh

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6985066

Date: 02.08.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Catania

Fusilier Walsh was killed in the Skins’ attack on Centuripe which started at dawn on 2 August. The town was taken by 330am on 3 August. The Skins’ fatalities were eight other ranks and four officers. A total of 36 other ranks were wounded. 

Son of William Henry and Malvina Walsh, of Belfast

381 Haydn Vernon Dackins

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3973004

Date: 02.08.1943     Age:   Place of burial:  Catania

Fusilier Dackins was killed in the Skins’ attack on Centuripe which started at dawn on 2 August. The town was taken by 330am on 3 August. The Skins’ fatalities were eight other ranks and four officers. A total of 36 other ranks were wounded.

382 Michael John Beer

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3971671

Date: 02.08.1943     Age:   Place of burial:  Catania

Fusilier Beer was killed in the Skins’ attack on Centuripe which started at dawn on 2 August. The town was taken by 330am on 3 August. The Skins’ fatalities were eight other ranks and four officers. A total of 36 other ranks were wounded.

383 Norman Wildgoose

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14201280

Date: 02.08.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of Evan and Elizabeth Wildgoose, of Tintwistle, Cheshire.

384 Oswald Griffiths

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 5954754

Date: 02.08.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of Walter and Myfanwy Griffiths, of Pontypridd, Glamorgan.

385 Alfred Butler

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7044889

Date: 02.08.1943   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of Alfred and Eleanor Butler; husband of Elizabeth Butler, of Old Bradwell, Buckinghamshire.

386 William Hanna

Rank: Captain   Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers, attached from Royal Ulster Rifles    Service number: 112985

Date: 02.08.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Catania

Capt Hanna, who was D Company Commander, died in the attack on Centuripe. William Hanna had been born in Armagh in 1921 and was the youngest of three brothers, the other two boys being Robert and James. William Hanna began his army career at Sandhurst in July 1939 and was commissioned into the Royal Ulster Rifles (RUR) soon after the outbreak of war. During early 1940, 2nd Lieutenant Hanna joined up with the RUR at their depot in Northern Ireland. Hanna was posted to the Faughs on 13 May 1943 after being posted to the British North African Force as a reinforcement. He was promoted to Captain and made second-in-command of A Company. Hanna took over command of  D Company after the Tunisian campaign. 

Son of Walker and Sue Hanna, of Armagh, Northern Ireland.

Read more about William Hanna here.

386a John McCrorie

Rank: Lance Corporal   Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3135255

Date: 02.08.1943   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of James and Mary McCrorie, of Muirkirk, Ayrshire.

387 Harry Imbush

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: 1st Bn London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7014884

Date: 03.08.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Bone

Son of Henry Ebenezar and Annie Elizabeth Imbush, of Battersea, London.

388 Thomas Davies

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3534935

Date: 03.08.1943   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Cassino Memorial

Son of Mrs. R. A. Davies, of Droylsden, Lancashire.

389 Robert Roberts

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3772693

Date: 03.08.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of Charles and Catherine Roberts, of Liverpool.

390 Daniel Enright

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7044328

Date: 04.08.1943   Age: 29   Place of burial:  El Alia, Algeria

Son of Michael and Catherine Enright, of Tralee, Co. Kerry.

391 David William Jones

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 4195254

Date: 04.08.1943   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Catania

Fusilier Jones was killed during the crossing of the River Salso north of Centuripe which began on the morning of 4 August.

Son of George and Louisia Jones.

392 John Loughrey

Rank: Lance Sergeant     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6976602

Date: 04.08.1943   Age: 33   Place of burial:  Catania

Lance Sergeant John Loughrey was killed during the crossing of the River Salso north of Centuripe which began on the morning of 4 August.

Son of Peter and Ellen Loughrey, of Castlederg, Co. Tyrone.

393 Charles Mulcaster

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 14206440

Date: 04.08.1943   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of Margaret Mulcaster, of Liverpool.

John Williams

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers     Service number: 6019156

Date: 04.08.1943   Age:    Place of burial:  Syracuse

394 John Steel

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7044644

Date: 05.08.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Cassino Memorial

Son of George Frederick and Fanny Elizabeth Steel; husband of Doris Steel, of Warwick.

395 Samuel Morrow

Rank: Lieutenant     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 279504

Date: 05.08.1943   Age: 32   Place of burial:  Catania

Lieutenant Morrow died from wounds suffered in the assault on Point 708 at Centuripe.

Son of David and Annie Morrow, of Killyleagh, Co. Down; husband of Marguerite Morrow, of Killyleagh.

396 Robert Trainor

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6985571

Date: 05.08.1943   Age: 18   Place of burial:  Catania

The Irish Brigade attack to cross the River Simeto started at 1030am on 5 August and Fusilier Trainor may have been killed then or died of wounds suffered at the battles for Centuripe or the Salso on 3-4 August.

Son of William and Sarah Trainor, of Castledawson, Co. Londonderry,

397 Oswald Henderson

Rank: Sergeant     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 4267945

Date: 05.08.1943   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of Elizabeth Ross; husband of Sarah Ethel Henderson, of Newcastle-on-Tyne.

398 Frederick Birch

Rank: Private     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, attached from Army Catering Corps    Service number: 7044723

Date: 05.08.1943     Age: 28   Place of burial:  Catania

The Irish Brigade attack to cross the River Simeto started at 1030am on 5 August and Rifleman Birch may have been killed then or died of wounds suffered at the battles for Centuripe or the Salso on 3-4 August.

Son of Thomas Gladstone Birch and Evelyn Birch, of Birmingham; husband of Edna Elizabeth Birch, of Acocks Green, Birmingham.

399 Samuel Wilde

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3712674

Date: 05.08.1943   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Catania

The Irish Brigade attack to cross the River Simeto started at 1030am on 5 August and Lance Corporal Wilde may have been killed then or died of wounds suffered at the battles for Centuripe or the Salso on 3-4 August.

Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Wilde, of Thatto Heath, St. Helens, Lancashire.

400 Kenneth Way

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 4198926

Date: 05.08.1943   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Catania

The Irish Brigade attack to cross the River Simeto started at 1030am on 5 August and Fusilier Way may have been killed then or died of wounds suffered at the battles for Centuripe or the Salso on 3-4 August.

Son of William Thomas Way and Mabel Way; husband of Dorothy Hilda Way, of Malpas, Newport, Monmouthshire.

401 Alfred George Howells

Rank: Lieutenant     Unit: London Irish Rifles, attached from Beds/Herts Regiment   Service number: 234061

Date: 05.08.1943      Age:   Place of burial:  Catania

Lt Howells was platoon commander in H Company, and was killed leading his men in an attack on a German position on the River Simeto. He was on attachment to the London Irish from the 6th Battalion of the Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment.

402 Robert Chapman

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6475374

Date: 05.08.1943   Age: 32   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Chapman, of Bowes Park, Middlesex.

403 Arthur Hunt

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7014596

Date: 05.08.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of George and Kate Hunt; husband of Mary Jane Hunt, of Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire.

404 Samuel Garratt

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6475463

Date: 05.08.1943   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of Samuel and Maud Garratt; husband of Catherine Alma Garratt, of Sandown, Isle of Wight.

405 Frederick Sargeant

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6470376

Date: 05.08.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Catania

Husband of Gertrude Maud Sargeant, of Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent.

406 Victor Hooke

Rank: Lance Sergeant     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7012832

Date: 05.08.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of James and Sarah Ann Hooke, of Belfast; husband of Sarah Jane Hooke, of Belfast.

407 Stanley Curwen

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14206252

Date: 05.08.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of James and May Curwen, of Blackpool, Lancashire.

408 Dawson Patterson

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7020159

Date: 05.08.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of James Patterson, and of Emily Patterson, of Belfast.

409 Augustus Fitzpatrick

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7018587

Date: 05.08.1943   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of John and Elizabeth Fitzpatrick; husband of Olive Fitzpatrick, of Weston Favell, Northampton.

410 Robert Mark

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 5335217

Date: 05.08.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of Thomas and Maggie Mark; husband of Ellen Mark, of Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham.

411 Andrew John Gardiner

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7022284

Date: 05.08.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Catania

Rifleman Gardiner had lied about his aged to enlist in the British Army in February 1939 with his friend James McCabe who was killed fighting with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers on Stuka Ridge in Tunisia on 26 February 1943.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Gardiner, of Dublin. 

412 George Haggerty

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7022289

Date: 05.08.1943   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of Sidney and Ellen Haggerty; husband of Joan Haggerty, of Homerton, London.

413 James McCrone

Rank: Corporal     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 3250205

Date: 05.08.1943   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of Robert and Margaret McCrone; husband of May Hilda McCrone, of Great Oakley, Essex.

414 Godfrey Orr

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7019509

Date: 05.08.1943   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of James and Margaret Orr, of Lurgan, Co. Armagh

415 Rufus Allen

Rank: Captain     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 172410

Date: 05.08.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of Raymond and Florette A. Allen, of Swinishead, Devon.

416 Joseph Forde

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7018590

Date: 05.08.1943    Age:   Place of burial:  Catania

417 William Cathcart

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7018987

Date: 05.08.1943    Age:   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of William and Margaret Stewart Cathcart, of Kells, Co. Antrim.

418 Ernest Crisp

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 5834348

Date: 05.08.1943   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of Arthur William and Ada Ellen Crisp; husband of Mary Mabel Crisp, of Beccles, Suffolk.

419 Norman Hopkinson

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 3860386

Date: 05.08.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of Harry and Mary Hopkinson, of Burnley, Lancashire.

420 Robert Lee-Kinch

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7014324

Date: 05.08.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Catania

421 William Fitzgerald

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7018586

Date: 05.08.1943   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of James and Ellen Eliza Fitzgerald, of Barnsbury, London.

422 John Rodden

Rank: Corporal     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 3596875

Date: 05.08.1943   Age: 33   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of Hugh and Edith Ann Rodden; husband of Jenny Rodden, of Hayes, Middlesex.

423 Joe Mullan

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7019096

Date: 05.08.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of John and Susanna Mullen, of Lambeg, Co. Antrim. 

424 George Hill

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7043525

Date: 05.08.1943   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Catania

425 Christopher Gill

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3860352

Date: 05.08.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of Michael C. and Laura Gill, of Haslingden, Lancashire.

426 Thomas Parsons

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7014041

Date: 05.08.1943    Age:   Place of burial:  Catania

427 Michael McGuinness

Rank: Sergeant     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6977098

Date: 05.08.1943   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of Matthew and Bridget McGuinness; husband of Margaret McGuinness, of Barnsley, Yorkshire.

428 Ernest Bee

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6097825

Date: 05.08.1943   Age: 32   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of Ernest and Alice Bee, of Tottenham, Middlesex; husband of Gladys Matilda Bee, of Tottenham.

429 James McNulty

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 13097626

Date: 05.08.1943    Age:   Place of burial:  Catania

430 Raymond Nixey

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6104417

Date: 05.08.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of Evelyn Hope, of Whitton, Middlesex.

431 Peter Graal

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7046942

Date: 05.08.1943   Age: 35   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of Peter and Mary Graal; husband of Ethel Graal, of Sneyd Green, Stoke-on-Trent.

432 Thomas Steele

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3860530

Date: 05.08.1943   Age:   Place of burial:  Catania

433 Charles Plunkett O’Farrell MC

Rank: Major     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 85700

Date: 05.08.1943   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Catania

Major O’Farrell was OC of Support Company killed by mortar fire crossing the Salso river. O’Farrell was commissioned into the Faughs and posted to the first battalion in early 1939. He commanded the carrier platoon until the Faughs were evacuated from Dunkirk. O’Farrell was awarded the Military Cross for courage and leadership in Belgium and France. He then commanded Headquarters company until January 1941 when he was made battalion adjutant. In early 1943, O’Farrell was appointed staff captain with the Irish Brigade. He rejoined the Faughs as major just before the invasion of Sicily. O’Farrell was killed when the Faughs’ battalion HQ was shelled around 1300 during crossing of the River Simeto in Sicily.

Son of Ernest Harward Mayhew O’Farrell and Selina Geraldine O’Farrell, of Christian Malford, Wiltshire. His father had also served in the Faughs.

434 Albert Johnston

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6978214

Date: 06.08.1943   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Dely Ibrahim, Algeria

Husband of Jacqueline Johnston, of Oxhey, Watford, Hertfordshire.

435 Harold Scarse

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7021970

Date: 06.08.1943   Age: 17   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of Harold and Emily Scarse.

436 William Cartledge

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 3784006

Date: 06.08.1943    Age: 21   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of Thomas Henry and Maud Elizabeth Cartledge, of Huyton, Lancashire.

437 William Beavis

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14224700

Date: 06.08.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of George and Lydia E. Beavis, of Anerley, Kent.

438 Michael Weir

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14402260

Date: 06.08.1943   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of William and Mary Weir, of Clara, King’s Co.

444 Frederick Lloyd

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 4074856

Date: 06.08.1943     Age:   Place of burial:  Catania

446 George Watt

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6975419

Date: 06.08.1943   Age: 35   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of Michael and Ellen Watt, of Belfast; husband of Mary Watt, of Belfast.

447 Joseph Hall DCM

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3596685

Date: 06.08.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of Thomas and May Hall; husband of Nellie Mary Hall, of Blackpool, Lancashire.

448 Peter Savage

Rank: Major     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, attached from Royal Ulster Rifles   Service number: 88113

Date: 06.08.43   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Catania.

Major Savage was shot by mistake by a member of the Royal Irish Fusiliers on the night of 5 August.

Son of Ernest Arthur and Lilian Savage; husband of Rita Mildred Savage, of New Malden, Surrey.

449 George Worrall

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7044047

Date: 07.08.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of George and Emma Worrall, of Ashted, Warwickshire.

456 John Dooey

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7020039

Date: 08.08.1943   Age: 34   Place of burial:  Syracuse

Son of James and Margaret Dooey.

457 Robert Shea

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6982334

Date: 09.08.1943   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Tripoli

Husband of Edith May (Edie) Shea, of Hackney, London.

458 John Roberts

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7044954

Date: 09.08.1943   Age:30   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of John Rowland Roberts and Violet Roberts, of Oakengates, Shropshire; husband of Gladys Evelyn Roberts, of Oakengates.

459 William Bertrand

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7022088

Date: 09.08.1943   Age: 36   Place of burial:  Syracuse

Son of William and Lydia Elizabeth Bertrand; husband of Jessie Emily Bertrand, of Hampstead, London.

460 David McClatchey

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7902391

Date: 10.08.1943   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Cassino Memorial

462 James Purnell

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7021110

Date: 12.08.1943   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of George and Elizabeth Purnell, of Bethnal Green, London.

463 James Law

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7021679

Date: 12.08.1943    Age:   Place of burial:  Catania

464 Albert Roberts

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6146492

Date: 12.08.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of Charles Frederick and Rose Elizabeth Roberts, of North Kensington, London.

465 Leo Patrick McRory

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7014471

Date: 12.08.1943    Age:   Place of burial:  Catania

Rifleman McRory was killed leading an attack during the battle for Maletto.

466 Felix Creaney

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7011620

Date: 12.08.1943   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of John and Mary J. Creaney, of Lurgan, Co. Armagh; husband of Dilys E. Creaney, of Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire.

467 Joseph Gerald Fitzgerald MC

Rank: Major     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 71440

Date: 12.08.1943   Age: 39   Place of burial:  Catania

Major Fitzgerald, commander of F Company, was killed while crossing open country during the battle for Maletto.

Son of Michael and Agnes Fitzgerald; husband of Kathleen Fitzgerald, of Brackenstown, Co. Dublin, Irish Republic. B.A., LL.B., Solicitor.

An article about Joseph Fitzgerald can be found here

468 William Roffey

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7016207

Date: 12.08.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of Frederick G. and Ellen M. Roffey, of Shepherd’s Bush, London.

469 Peter Gregory

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14407213

Date: 12.08.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of Thomas and Gertrude Violet Gregory, of Wealdstone, Harrow, Middlesex.

470 George Jones

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3771847

Date: 12.08.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of William George and Margaret E. Jones, of Liverpool.

471 Thomas Gillis

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3772078

Date: 12.08.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Catania

Nephew of Mrs. E. A. Killeen, of Liverpool.

472 Samuel Kennedy

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7044534

Date: 12.08.1943   Age: 32   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of Thomas and Hannah Kennedy; husband of Sarah S. Kennedy, of White Abbey, Co. Antrim.

473 William Jackson

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3597064

Date: 12.08.1943   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of John Thomas Jackson and Clara Evelyn Jackson, of Lazonby, Cumberland.

474 William Martin

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7043713

Date: 12.08.1943   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of William and Jane Martin, of Tyldesley, Lancashire.

475 Albert Hamlett

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 14234751

Date: 12.08.1943   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of William and Sarah Hamlett, of Warrington, Lancashire; husband of Gladys Hamlett, of Warrington.

476 Reginald Holmes

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7022697

Date: 12.08.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of Thomas and Emily Holmes, of Belvedere, Kent.

477 Arthur Edwards

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 14218960

Date: 12.08.1943   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of Arthur Ernest Edwards, and of Elsie May Edwards, of Copperhall, Cheshire.

478 Henry Dixon

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7045780

Date: 12.08.1943   Age: 32   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of Thomas and Elsie Dixon, of Walsall, Staffordshire; husband of Ellen Florence Dixon, of Delves, Walsall.

479 John Williams

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7044976

Date: 12.08.1943   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of Ernest and Lucy Williams, of Birmingham; husband of Beatrice May Williams, of Birmingham.

480 Philip Lloyd

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 4193474

Date: 12.08.1943     Age:   Place of burial:  Catania

481 Edward Graham

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 4451503

Date: 13.08.1943   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of Sarah Ann Graham; husband of Eveline Graham, of Acomb, Northumberland.

Read more about Edward Graham.

482 William Bolton

Rank: Lieutenant     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 255824

Date: 13.08.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Catania

Lt Bolton was killed in the pursuit towards Randazzo. He joined the Faughs in December 1942 after being commissioned. Bolton was posted temporarily to The Sherwood Foresters but rejoined the Faughs at the end of the Tunisian campaign. He was initially a platoon commander in A Company but was transferred to B Company when it lost most of its officers.

Son of Samuel and Sadie Bolton, of Belfast,.

483 Thomas Baybutt

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3860405

Date: 13.08.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Baybutt, of Orrell, Lancashire.

484 George Roby

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3858876

Date: 14.08.1943      Age:   Place of burial:  Catania

484a George Curphey

Rank: Lieutenant.   Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers attached from Canadian Intelligence Corps    Service number:

Date: 14.08.1943.   Age: 31.   Place of burial:  Milan.

Lieutenant Curphey, who was from Nova Scotia in Canada, was captured in February 1943 and died in Italy while a POW. 

Son of William Frederick and Violet Emmeline Curphey, of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.

485 James Murtagh MM

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7018170

Date: 15.08.1943   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Tripoli

Rifleman Murtagh was a bren gunner in the London Irish attack on Monte Sperina in the final Irish Brigade battle in Sicily. He was hit by shrapnel and died of gangrene infection three days later.

Read more about Rifleman Murtagh here.

486 William Cooper

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7044559

Date: 18.08.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of William and Sarah Cooper, of Meir Heath, Stoke-on-Trent.

486a Henry George Cashel Garratt

Rank: Major     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 27238

Date: 18.08.1943   Age: 40   Place of burial:  Catania

Major Garratt, commander of B Company of the Faughs, was wounded in the pursuit towards Randazzo. Garratt had been commissioned into the Royal Ulster Rifles on 30 August 1923. He became a reservist in 1926. He was in the US when the war began and returned to serve with the RUR in France. After staff appointments. Garratt returned to the RUR and spent seven months with the London Irish Rifles. He volunteered for service and was attached to the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Garratt joined the Faughs on 26 April and was made commander of B Company. 

Son of George and Alice Garratt; husband of Cynthia E. Garratt, of Newport, Essex.

487 John McKee

Rank: CSM     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7011969

Date: 20.08.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Catania

Son of John James Hill McKee and of Sarah McKee (nee McFarland); husband of Jane Winifred McKee, of Armagh.



Roll of Honour – Termoli to the Moro River.

October 1943.

488 Eric Mitchell

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7047802

Date: 05.10.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Harry John Edward and Florence Mitchell, of Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.

489 Arthur Groome

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6399022

Date: 05.10.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Frederick and Gertrude Groome, of Eastbourne, Sussex.

490 Oliver Whitham

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6479464

Date: 06.10.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Whitham, of Poplar, London.

491 Graham Fenn

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles, attached from Royal Irish Fusiliers      Service number: 14316764

Date: 06.10.1943   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Bari

Son of Harry and Annie Fenn, of Rainbow Hill, Worcestershire.

492 Thomas Farrow

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7044585

Date: 06.10.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Alfred and Leah Farrow, of Birmingham.

493 William Timmins

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7047734

Date: 06.10.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of William F. and Florence Timmins, of South Yardley, Birmingham.

494 William Smith

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6476507

Date: 06.10.1943   Age: 33   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Husband of Bell Christina Smith, of Stratford, Essex.

495 James Kelly

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7021338

Date: 06.10.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Bernard and Eileen Kelly, of Glasthule, Co. Dublin.

496 Ivor Morgan

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 3910491

Date: 06.10.1943   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Richard William and Elizabeth Mabel Morgan, of Resolven, Glamorgan.

497 Edward Murphy

Rank: Corporal     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7016248

Date: 06.10.1943   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of John Christopher Parnell Murphy and Mary Jane Murphy; husband of Mollie Peffers Murphy, of Westminster, London.

498 Stanley Peers

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 3653904

Date: 06.10.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Stanley and Margaret Alice Peers, of Dovecot, Liverpool.

499 John Wilson

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7023037

Date: 06.10.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Sangro River

500 William Jenkins

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7020240

Date: 06.10.1943   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Samuel and Sarah Jenkins, of Waterside, Londonderry. 

501 Arthur Kinch

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6472386

Date: 06.10.1943   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Sangro River

502 Michael Keogh

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 14416670

Date: 06.10.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Michael P. and Elizabeth Keogh, of Crumlin. Co. Dublin.

503 Arthur Villiers

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7044970

Date: 06.10.1943   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Arthur and Annie Laura Villiers, of Coventry; husband of Mabel Vincey Villiers, of Radford, Coventry.

504 Percy Pitt

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 14336468

Date: 06.10.1943   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Sangro River

505 William Merryfield

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3860481

Date: 06.10.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of George and Annie Merryfield; husband of Norah Merryfield, of Elton, Bury, Lancashire.

506 Henry Beardmore

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 555998

Date: 06.10.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of James and Beatrice Beardmore, of Stoke-on-Trent.

507 Ronald Dean

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6470012

Date: 06.10.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Alfred and Rose Rebecca Dean; husband of Sarah Elizabeth Dean, of Bethnal Green, London.

508 James Dicker

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 5681983

Date: 06.10.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Foster-son of Agnes Howis, of East Grinstead, Sussex.

509 John Jenkinson

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3860604

Date: 06.10.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Jenkinson, of Pilling, Lancashire: husband of Jenny Jenkinson, of Pilling.

510 Leonard Twiss

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6403015

Date: 06.10.1943   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Arthur and Hetty Twiss; husband of Margaret Patricia Twiss, of Tooting, Surrey.

511 James Percival

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7019829

Date: 06.10.1943   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Mrs. Burges Percival, of Sculthorpe, Norfolk.

512 George Robinson

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6107023

Date: 06.10.1943   Age: 35   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Thomas Frederick and Mary Robinson; husband of Maud Elsie Robinson, of Camberwell. London.

513 Alfred Parker

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3774443

Date: 06.10.1943   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of James and Elizabeth Parker, of West Derby, Liverpool.

514 Arthur Bedford

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7047583

Date: 06.10.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Ernest and Elizabeth Bedford, of Wem, Shropshire.

514a Stanley Edward White

Rank: Second Lieutenant     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers attached from Royal Ulster Rifles   Service number: 297246

Date: 06.10.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of John Alfred and Jane Elizabeth White, of Tooting, Surrey.

514b Moffat McCormack

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14211645

Date: 06.10.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Moffat and Jane McCormack, of Kilmarnock, Ayrshire; husband of Margaret McCormack, of Kilmarnock.

515 John Jones

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 4188233

Date: 08.10.1943   Age: 34   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Roger and Jessie Jones; husband of Sarah Ellen Jones, of Moss, Denbighshire.

516 Frederick Tinsley

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6095090

Date: 10.10.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Bari

517 Patrick O’Regan

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6976912

Date: 11.10.1943   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Cornelius and Elizabeth O’Regan, of Ballylinch, Baltimore, Co. Cork.

518 Thomas Rourke

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3863095

Date: 12.10.1943   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Rourke, of Warrington, Lancashire; husband of Annie Rourke, of Warrington.

519 George Freshwater

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6475457

Date: 15.10.1943   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Moro River

Son of William and Mary Arm Freshwater; husband of G. Freshwater.

520 Basil Belmar

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6148195

Date: 05.10.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Francis and Lucie Belmar, of Wimbledon, Surrey.

521 Frank Clinch

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 3783369

Date: 17.10.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of F. and Mary Clinch, of West Derby, Liverpool.

522 Martin Byrne

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7022247

Date: 23.10.1943   Age: 30   Place of burial: Sangro River

Son of John and Catherine Byrne; husband of Elizabeth Winifred Mary Byrne.

523 Frank Hare

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 5831786

Date: 23.10.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Sangro River

524 Harry Slinger

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3861569

Date: 23.10.1943   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of John William and Annie Slinger, of Accrington, Lancashire; husband of Elizabeth Slinger, of Accrington.

525 David Owen

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 4201827

Date: 23.10.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of David Owen, and stepson of Margaret Owen, of Cwm-y-Glo, Caernarvonshire.

526 Clifford Bass

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7022659

Date: 23.10.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Francis E. and Lettie Bass, of Shepherd’s Bush, London.

527 Percy Allison

Rank: Sergeant     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3860395

Date: 23.10.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of James Lee Allison and Lena Allison; husband of Fanny Allison, of Harle Syke, Lancashire.

528 John Robinson

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6466944

Date: 23.10.1943   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of John Robinson, and stepson of Mary Robinson; husband of Clementina Florence Robinson, of Luton, Bedfordshire.

529 Lewis Brown

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7047755

Date: 23.10.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Walter Douglas Brown and Gladys Brown; husband of Constance Esther Edith Brown, of Lowestoft, Suffolk.

530 James Bill

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7020049

Date: 23.10.1943   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Edward and Ellen Bill, of Belfast; husband of Lily Bill, of Belfast.

531 Anthony Addis

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 5391179

Date: 26.10.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Bari

Son of Thomas Addis and of Elizabeth Addis (nee Watson), of Belfast.

532 Henry Cussell

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7018898

Date: 26.10.1943   Age: 18   Place of burial:  Cassino Memorial

Son of Fred and Sarah Cussell, of Newcastle, Co. Down.

533 Walter Donnelly

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7022264

Date: 26.10.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Walter F. Donnelly, and of Cecilia Donnelly, of Balham, London.

534 Thomas Meadows

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7045472

Date: 26.10.1943   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of James and Henrietta Meadows, of Fulham, London; husband of Emily Elizabeth Meadows, of Fulham.

535 Leslie Broadbridge

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 5681954

Date: 27.10.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Cassino Memorial

Son of James and Caroline Fanny Broadbridge, of Pulborough, Sussex.

536 John Orr

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7043573

Date: 27.10.1943   Age: 35   Place of burial:  Cassino Memorial

Husband of Sarah Orr, of Belfast.

537 Michael Marmorstein

Rank: Lieutenant     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 276398

Date: 27.10.1943   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Moro River

Lt Marmorstein, an F Company platoon commander, was killed in the assault on San Salvo leading an assault on a machine gun post. He was the son of Rabbi  Arthur (Avraham) Marmorstein  and Antonia Marmorstein of Golders Green. Rabbi Marmorstein was born in Miscolcz in Hungary and died in London in 1946. He and his wife, who was born in the Ukraine and died in 1969,  appear to have arrived in London some time before the start of the First World War.

Son of Arthur Marmorstein and of Antonia Marmorstein (nee Gaster), of Golders Green, Middlesex, England. B.A. (Oxon.).

538 Edward Lightburn

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3862915

Date: 27.10.1943   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of John Bolton Lightburn and Jane Elizabeth Lightburn, of Wallasey, Cheshire.

539 John Williams

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3771986

Date: 27.10.1943   Age:   Place of burial:  Sangro River

540 Leonard Brown

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6985763

Date: 27.10.1943     Age:   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Sancton John Brown, and of Caroline Brown, of Desborough, Northamptonshire.

541 George Walls

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3783558

Date: 27.10.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of John and Margaret Walls, of Liverpool.

542 John Plant

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 5057975

Date: 27.10.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Plant; husband of B. S. Plant, of Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

543 Sidney Cooke

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7046603

Date: 27.10.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Charles and Alice Ann Cooke, of Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent; husband of Ester Maria Cooke, of Bucknell, Stoke-on-Trent.

544 Kevin Curran

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7014099

Date: 27.10.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Mary E. Curran, of Belfast.

545 Albert Kidd

Rank: Lance Sergeant     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6458261

Date: 27.10.1943   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of John Charles and Ethel Maud Elizabeth Kidd; husband of Amelia Louisa Kidd, of Camberwell, London.

546 Charles Warren

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7021977

Date: 27.10.1943   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Charles Edward and Eleanor Warren. of Custom House, Essex.

547 Joseph Johnston

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3601141

Date: 27.10.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Nellie Johnston; husband of Ethel Johnston, of Todmorden, Yorkshire.

548 John Kelly

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7047789

Date: 27.10.1943   Age: 34   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of John and Charlotte Kelly, of Belfast; husband of Annie Kelly, of Belfast.

549 John Keir MM

Rank: WO II     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3966302

Date: 27.10.1943   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Robert and Janet Keir, of Cardiff; husband of Eileen Ellen Keir, of Canton, Cardiff.

550 Baldwin Lloyd

Rank: Lance Sergeant     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3973191

Date: 27.10.1943   Age: 32   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Sydney John and Elizabeth Ruth Lloyd, of Cardiff; husband of Margaret May Lloyd, of Cardiff.

551 Beauchamp Henry Butler DSO

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel    Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers, attached from Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers    Service number: 17713

Date: 27.10.1943   Age: 41   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Lt-Col Butler, commander of 1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers, was killed during the night attack on San Salvo. Butler’s DSO was announced on 18 November 1943.

Son of Charles R. and Ethel E. J. Butler; husband of Vera May Butler, of Clogher, Co. Tyrone.

552 John Glennie

Rank: Lieutenant     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 268966

Date: 27.10.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Lieutenant Glennie was shot in the arm when he and his close friend Lawrie Franklyn-Vaile were caught in an exposed position during the Faugh’s unsuccessful attack on Salvo on 27 October. After dressing Glennie’s wound, Franklyn-Vaile was trying to get him back to the rear when Glennie was hit by machine gun fire in the chest. Trapped by machine gun fire, Franklyn-Vaile stayed with Glennie until he died 90 minutes later.

You can read more details here.

Son of John S. and Dorothy F. Glennie, of Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh.

553 Patrick Proctor MC

Rank: Major     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers, attached from Royal Ulster Rifles    Service number: 214654

Date: 27.10.1943   Age: 32   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Major Paddy Proctor of A Company and all his platoon commanders were killed by a mortar bomb during the night attack on San Salvo.

Son of Edward and Martha Proctor; husband of Mary F. Proctor, of Mayford, Woking, Surrey.

554 Leonard Stone

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7044105

Date: 27.10.1943   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Albert and Helen Stone, of Bristol; husband of Violet Edith Stone, of Hotwells, Bristol.

555 Percy Childs

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7022674

Date: 27.10.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Ernest William and Minnie Childs, of Hackney, London.

556 William Jackson MM

Rank: Sergeant     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7011135

Date: 27.10.1943   Age: 32   Place of burial: Sangro River

Son of Samuel and Mary Jackson; husband of Florence May Jackson, of Northfleet, Kent.

557 Mathew Shuttleworth

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7014393

Date: 27.10.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Robert and Mary Shuttleworth, of Alfreton, Derbyshire.

558 Alfred Smith

Rank: Sergeant     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 4341734

Date: 27.10.1943   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of George William and Catherine Smith, of West Hartlepool, Co. Durham; husband of Mary Agnes Smith, of West Hartlepool.

559 John Allen

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6984785

Date: 28.10.1943   Age: 32   Place of burial:  Bari

Son of Enoch and Harriet Allen; husband of Daisy Allen, of Derby.

560 Norman Sharp

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7048085

Date: 28.10.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Moro River

Son of Henry and Mary Jane Sharp, of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England.

561 Herbert Ryan

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7018706

Date: 28.10.1943   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Moro River

Son of Michael and Maud Ryan, of Whitechapel, London.

562 Christopher Clarke

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 3656587

Date: 28.10.1943   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Moro River

Son of William and Elizabeth Clarke, of Liverpool, England.

563 Sidney Tye

Rank: Corporal     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6350195

Date: 28.10.1943   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Moro River

564 George Evans

Rank: Corporal     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7019010

Date: 28.10.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Moro River

565 Alfred Glass

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7019086

Date: 28.10.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Moro River

Son of Robert and Rachel Glass, of Belfast.

566 James Johnston

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14418330

Date: 28.10.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Moro River

Son of Archibald Johnston, and of Margaret Johnston, of Glarryford, Co. Antrim.

567 James King

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7020155

Date: 28.10.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Moro River

Son of David and Isabella King, of Moira, Co. Down.

568 Patrick McCauley

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14411470

Date: 28.10.1943   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Moro River

Foster-son of Michael and Mary Redmond, of Sandycove, Co. Dublin.

569 Bernard Wignall

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 3606624

Date: 28.10.1943   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Moro River

Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Wignall, of Blackburn, Lancashire, England.

570 Albert Cockayne

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6986257

Date: 28.10.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Charles and Mary Alice Cockayne, of Bulwell, Nottinghamshire.

571 Henry Pritchard

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3777031

Date: 28.10.1943   Age: 33   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Henry and Margaret Pritchard; husband of Mary Elizabeth Pritchard, of Orrell, Lancashire.

572 G.C. Gallop

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 5439050

Date: 28.10.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Edward Henry and Sarah Rosetta Gallop, of Cowes, Isle of Wight.

573 Arthur Patrick Kevin O’Connor

Rank: Major     Unit: London Irish Rifles, attached from KOYLI    Service number: 100526

Date: 28.10.1943   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Educated at Ampleforth and Jesus College Cambridge, Major Arthur (Kevin) O’Connor was appointed second-in-command of the London Irish Rifles in March 1943 following the battalion’s battles in the Bou Arada area. He temporarily took over command of the battalion in August 1943 due to the sickness of its commanding officer Rogers. He was killed at 1000 on 28th Oct by shells during the battle for the River Trigno as he had brought up supplies to the Irish Brigade bridgehead north of the river. The official history of the London Irish Rifles described him thus: “Fearless, a charming and delightful personality, he was held in high esteem by everyone. The great work he did for the battalion he loved so much will live after him. The cross on his soldier’s grave beside the banks of the Trigno bears the simple epitaph: “A Gallant Gentleman.” 

Son of Bernard M. and Teresa O’Connor. B.A. (Cantab.): Jesus College.

574 Reginald Thompson

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6092514

Date: 28.10.1943   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Thompson, of Leatherhead, Surrey. His brother, Frank Richard J. Thompson also fell.

575 Cecil Rowley

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7048080

Date: 28.10.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Sangro River

576 Desmond Delaney

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6409522

Date: 28.10.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Mathew and Elizabeth Delaney, of Dolphins Barn, Dublin, Irish Republic; husband of Kathleen Delaney, of Crumlin, Dublin.

577 Frederick Webster

Rank: Corporal     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7017678

Date: 28.10.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of William Jack and Ada Maud Webster, of Highgate, Middlesex.

578 William James

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7044773

Date: 28.10.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Albert John and Mary Ellen James, of Llansadwrn, Carmarthenshire.

579 Leslie Farbrother

Rank: Sergeant     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7044583

Date: 28.10.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Alfred Timothy and Winniefred Esther Farbrother, of Edgbaston, Birmingham; husband of Evelyn Mary Farbrother, of Edgbaston.

580 William Dunn MC

Rank: Major     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 247069

Date: 28.10.1943   Age: 34   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Major Dennis Dunn of B Company was killed by a shell in the San Salvo bridgehead during the same battle in which Lieutenant John Glennie died (see above).

Son of William and Isabella Dunn, of Belfast; husband of Lucinda Dunn, of Belfast.

580a Henry Johnson

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3783411

Date: 28.10.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Joseph William and Charlotte Ada Johnson, of Eccleston, Lancashire.

581 Hugh Hutchison

Rank: Lieutenant     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 268967

Date: 29.10.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Charles and Ann Hutchison, of Glasgow.

582 William Baker

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6472451

Date: 29.10.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Sangro River

583 Frank Oldham

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 4458921

Date: 30.10.1943   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Cassino Memorial

Son of William and Margaret Ann Oldham; husband of Bessie Oldham, of Church, Accrington, Lancashire.

584 Frederick Anscombe

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6479968

Date: 30.10.1943   Age: 32   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of William John and Louisa Anscombe, of Northampton.

584a James Henderson

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 14414076

Date: 30.10.1943   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Hugh and Mary Henderson, of Belfast.

585 Peter Awcock

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14379912

Date: 31.10.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of G. P. and Annie Awcock, of Southwick, Sussex.

586 Forbes Gilberg

Rank: Lance Sergeant     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3604818

Date: 31.10.1943   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Ole Andreas Gilberg and Edith Margaret Gilberg, of Gosforth, Newcastle-on-Tyne; husband of Marie Cathrine Gilberg, of Gosforth.


November 1943.

587 Robert Thornton

Rank: Corporal     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 3460574

Date: 02.11.1943   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of John and Dinah Thornton, of Blackburn, Lancashire; husband of Betty A. Thornton, of Ewood, Blackburn.

588 James Hackett

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 3606735

Date: 02.11.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of James Henry and Florence Hackett, of Turton, Lancashire.

589 Harry Jones

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7044035

Date: 03.11.1943   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Cassino Memorial

Son of Harry and Alice Jones, of Stafford.

590 William Slack

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 4460407

Date: 03.11.1943   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of John William and Sarah Hannah Slack, of Winsford, Cheshire; husband of Mary Alice Slack, of Winsford.

591 Lawrence Bishop

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6981365

Date: 03.11.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of George and Olive Nellie Bishop, of Leicester; husband of Rose E. Bishop, of Leicester.

592 Henry Camp

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7045009

Date: 03.11.1943   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Arthur and Henrietta Camp; husband of Eileen Mabel Camp, of Thornwood, Essex.

593 James Byrne

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6985405

Date: 03.11.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Patrick and Margaret Byrne, of Dublin City.

594 George Crocker MC

Rank: Major     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 52604

Date: 03.11.1943   Age: 32   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Brigadier General George Delamain Crocker, C.B., and of Norah Crocker, of Chelsea, London.

595 William Harries

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3976749

Date: 03.11.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Sangro River

596 Philip Stanley

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers       Service number: 14340983

Date: 03.11.1943   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Albert John and Emma Maud Stanley, of West Heath, Birmingham.

597 Alfred Cooper

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14360249

Date: 03.11.1943   Age: 33   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Prudence Elizabeth Cooper; husband of Hilda Maud Cooper, Carshalton, Surrey.

598 Joseph Wild

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 4757736

Date: 03.11.1943   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of William and Selina Wild, of Carlton, Barnsley, Yorkshire.

599 Peter Bain

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14226110

Date: 03.11.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Jane Ann Bain, of Burnhaven, Aberdeenshire.

600 Robert McKimm

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7021409

Date: 03.11.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Robert and Martha McKimm, of Belfast.

600a George Barnes

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6986086

Date: 03.11.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Sangro River

600b Ernest Hewitt MC

Rank: Lieutenant     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 180163

Date: 03.11.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of the Revd. James Marshall Hewitt and Alice Evadne Louise Hewitt, of Eastbourne, Sussex.

600c Thomas Jackson

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 4209457

Date: 03.11.1943   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Jackson, of Bamber Bridge, Lancashire.

600d Alexander Jeffers

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14415058

Date: 03.11.1943   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Alexander and Annie Jeffers, of Coagh, Co. Tyrone.

600e Emilyn Jones

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3976765

Date: 03.11.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of William and Mary Jones, of Bodffordd, Anglesey.

600f Thomas Law

Rank: Lance Sergeant     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7045440

Date: 03.11.1943   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of James George and Elizabeth Frances Law; husband of Cecilia Sheila Law, of Bromley, Kent.

600g Andrew McVeigh

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7020231

Date: 03.11.1943      Age:      Place of burial:  Sangro River

600h Albert Richardson

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 4458995

Date: 03.11.1943   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Percy and Annie Richardson, of Gee Cross, Hyde, Cheshire; husband of Irene Richardson, of Hyde.

602 Charles Cooper

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 5954860

Date: 04.11.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Charles Samuel and Jessie Maud Mary Cooper; husband of Ivy May Cooper, of Harpenden, Hertfordshire.

603 Charles Nobbs

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 14227372

Date: 04.11.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Sangro River

604 Arthur Harrison

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7047688

Date: 05.11.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Frederick William and Elsie Harrison, of King’s Norton, Birmingham.

605 Ronald Byard

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6475368

Date: 05.11.1943   Age: 32   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of William H. and Elizabeth Byard, of Abertillery, Monmouthshire.

606 John Reid

Rank: Lance Sergeant     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 3195877

Date: 06.11.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of John and Jessie Jane Reid, of Edinburgh.

607 Thomas Goggin

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 5682011

Date: 06.11.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Richard and Catherine Goggin, of Stepney, London.

608 Patrick Payne

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14528959

Date: 07.11.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of James John Payne, and of Mary Ann Payne, of Lambeth, London.

609 Thomas Hill

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6986022

Date: 12.11.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of Thomas and Mary Ann Hill, of Worksop, Nottinghamshire.

611 Kenneth Cullern

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14359289

Date: 12.11.1943   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Padua

Son of Harold and Mabel Lillian Cullern, of Welling, Kent.

612 Frank Daly

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7019935

Date: 16.11.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Daniel and Annie Mary Daly, of Blaugh, Coleraine, Co. Londonderry.

613 Leslie Young

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6982317

Date: 20.11.1943   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of George and Lavina Eliza Young; husband of Florence Mary Young, of New Lenton, Nottingham.

614 Declan Doheny

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14293526

Date: 26.11.1943   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Bone

Son of Michael and Mary Doheny, of Palmers Green, Middlesex.

615 Herbert Carey

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 14218195

Date: 28.11.1943   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Sangro River

616 Robert Samson

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3860520

Date: 28.11.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Henry and Sarah Samson, of Bolton, Lancashire.

617 Alex Smyth

Rank: Lieutenant     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 255823

Date: 28.11.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Lt “Swinger” Smyth was killed by shelling of an ‘O’ Group prior to the Sangro crossing.

Son of William and Flora West Smyth, of Belfast.

618 John Roberts

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 2190664

Date: 29.11.1943   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Cassino Memorial

Son of Thomas Henry and Florence Roberts; husband of Josephine Roberts, of Limavady, Co. Londonderry.

619 Leonard Broadley

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 4745144

Date: 29.11.1943   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of John Henry and Francis Broadley, of Leeds, Yorkshire; husband of Thora Broadley, of Leeds.

620 Joseph Smith

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 4192520

Date: 29.11.1943   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Sangro River

621 Leonard Frater

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14200801

Date: 29.11.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Sangro River

622 Thomas Feirn

Rank: Lieutenant     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 297251

Date: 29.11.1943   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Mr. and Mrs. George William Feirn; husband of Joyce Feirn, of Flixton, Yorkshire.

623 John Brown

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6981579

Date: 29.11.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of John H. and Elsie A. Brown, of Burton-on-Trent.

624 Arthur Flewers

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6482151

Date: 29.11.1943   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Arthur and Elizabeth Flewers, of Stoke Newington, London.

625 John Swift

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 5124372

Date: 29.11.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Maggie Swift, of Wythenshawe, Cheshire.

626 William Fife

Rank: Corporal     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7021381

Date: 29.11.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Sangro River

627 Albert Stallard

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 5111287

Date: 29.11.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Richard James Stallard and Ada Ann Stallard, of Perry Bar, Birmingham. His brother, Pte. Ernest James Reed Stallard, died in England.

628 William Lindsay

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7010670

Date: 29.11.1943   Age: 33   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Joseph and Emily Lindsay, of Lisburn, Co. Antrim.

629 Albert Fawcett

Rank: Lance Sergeant     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7045579

Date: 29.11.1943   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of William Fawcett, and of Elizabeth Jane Fawcett, of Sibsey, Lincolnshire.

630 Arthur Lawrence

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6985792

Date: 29.11.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Albert Gordon Lawrence and Mary Lavinia Lawrence, of Ashby, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire

631 Walter Allen

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3718685

Date: 29.11.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Sangro River

632 Robert Mainwaring

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3393995

Date: 29.11.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of James and Sarah Jane Mainwaring, of Liverpool.

633 Ernest Lewis

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7046784

Date: 29.11.1943   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Richard Tudor Lewis and Margaret Lewis; husband of Margaret Mary Hilda Lewis, of Handsworth, Birmingham.

634 Reginald Petford

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7676504

Date: 29.11.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Husband of Eva May Petford, of Moseley, Birmingham.

635 Noel Church

Rank: Fusilier         Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 14528696

Date: 29.11.1943     Age:   Place of burial:  Sangro River

636 John Finlan

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 14537480

Date: 29.11.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Sangro River

637 Ernest Ashton

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7044376

Date: 29.11.1943   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of John and Edith Ashton; husband of Mary Ashton, of Blackpool, Lancashire.

638 Thomas Crossley

Rank: Lance Corporal      Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3860592

Date: 29.11.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of John Henry and Sarah Gossley, of Burnley, Lancashire; husband of Doris Crossley, of Burnley.

639 Raymond Danks

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 14584233

Date: 29.11.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of John and Sarah Danks; stepson of Kathleen Danks, of Smethwick, Staffordshire.

640 George Robinson

Rank: Lance Corporal      Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3535252

Date: 29.11.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Sangro River

640a Arthur Hemming

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 14397848

Date: 29.11.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of John and Selina Hemming, of Alcester, Warwickshire; husband of Kathleen Violet Hemming, of Alcester.

640b Frank Heppenstall

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7045603

Date: 29.11.1943   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of George Henry and Rose Emma Heppenstall; husband of Doris Edna Heppenstall, of Boston, Lincolnshire.

640c William Nicholas

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3913841

Date: 29.11.1943   Age: 32   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of William Henry and Ethel Nicholas, of Newport, Monmouthshire; husband of Caroline Ivy Nicholas, of Newport.

640d John O’Neill

Rank: Sergeant     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3240113

Date: 29.11.1943   Age: 36   Place of burial:  Sangro River

641 Victor Stanton

Rank: Corporal      Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7044490

Date: 30.11.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Stanton, of Upton-on-Severn, Worcestershire.

642 W Hall

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 3783037

Date: 30.11.1943   Age: 35   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Walter and Mary Ann Hall, of Horwich, Lancashire.

643 Wailliam King

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7016294

Date: 30.11.1943   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Waillaim and Margaret Ann King, of Fordyce, Portsoy, Banffshire.

643a George Huntingdon

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6981860

Date: 30.11.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of John George and Beatrice Huntingdon, of Sheffield; husband of Irene May Huntingdon, of Darnall, Sheffield.

643b Robert Jones

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14200872

Date: 30.11.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Thomas and Hannah Jones, of Llanelidan, Denbighshire.


December 1943.

644 Kenneth Chinn

Rank: Private     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, attached from ACC    Service number: 6981834

Date: 01.12.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Edward Herbert and Ethel Chinn; husband of Frances Annie Chinn, of Stretton, Staffordshire.

645 William Duff

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6979828

Date: 01.12.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Mark and Margaret Duff, of Belfast.

646 Sydney Bunch MC

Rank: Major      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, attached from Lincolnshire Regiment    Service number: 65774

Date: 01.12.1943   Age: 33   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of the Revd. Joseph Arthur Bunch and Lila Bunch, of East Twickenham, Middlesex husband of Vera Evelyn Bunch, of Congleton, Cheshire.

647 William Coggle

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7022493

Date: 01.12.1943   Age: 18   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Robert George and Eliza Jane Coggle, of Belfast.

648 William Coughlan

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14409976

Date: 01.12.1943   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Thomas J. and Elizabeth Coughlan, of Paddington, London.

649 Clifford Jones

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 3915518

Date: 01.12.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Husband of Rachel Eleanor Jones, of Consett, Co. Durham.

650 Ernest Oakley

Rank: Sergeant      Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7014833

Date: 01.12.1943   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Ernest and Ivy Oakley, of Clapham Common, London.

650a James McCann

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6980029

Date: 01.12.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Moro River

651 James Anderson

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3393949

Date: 02.12.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Cassino Memorial

Son of William Anderson, and of Rhoda Anderson, of Padiham, Burnley, Lancashire.

652 John Mawhinney

Rank: Lance Corporal      Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 13053095

Date: 02.12.1943   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Moro River

Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Mawhinney, of Greyabbey, Co. Down.

653 James Pearce

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7959570

Date: 02.12.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Moro River

654 Leonard Hawes

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 5834380

Date: 02.12.1943    Age:   Place of burial:  Sangro River

655 Ernest Kingston

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14380041

Date: 02.12.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Francis Samuel and Rose Emily Kingston; husband of Kathleen Kingston.

656 Frank Ward

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14316863

Date: 02.12.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of John Thomas Ward and Ethel Ward, of Bradeley, Stoke-on-Trent.

657 Hugh Donaghy MM

Rank: Company Quarter Master Sergeant      Unit: London Irish Rifles    Service number: 7018576

Date: 02.12.1943   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Sangro River

658 Derek Best

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7020131

Date: 02.12.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Joseph Best and of Margaret Best (nee Nelson), of Lisburn, Co. Antrim; husband of Georgina Best (nee Dodds), of Lisburn.

659 William Bingham

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7022214

Date: 02.12.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Bingham, of Belfast.

660 Desmond Hull

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7021412

Date: 02.12.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Thomas and Elisabeth Hull; husband of Barbara Hull, of Ivybridge, Devon.

661 Edgar Cowan

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 14580308

Date: 02.12.1943   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Frank and Florence Cowan, of Edmonton, Middlesex; husband of Ivy Lillian May Cowan, of Edmonton.

662 Jack Storr

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6020264

Date: 02.12.1943   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Thomas and Esther Grace Storr, of Boston, Lincolnshire.

663 Ronald Martin

Rank: Lance Corporal      Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6982454

Date: 02.12.1943   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of James and Fanny Martin, of Grimsby, Lincolnshire; husband of Jessie Collinson Martin, of Grimsby.

664 William Bennett

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7045181

Date: 02.12.1943   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Joseph and Maggie Bennett, of Netherton, Dudley, Worcestershire.

665 John Anthony

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7047854

Date: 02.12.1943   Age: 36   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Husband of Evelyn Anthony, of Selly Oak, Birmingham.

666 Robert Martin

Rank: Sergeant      Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6974833

Date: 02.12.1943   Age: 37   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of James and Fanny Martin, of Grimsby, Lincolnshire; husband of Jessie Collinson Martin, of Grimsby.

667 Eric Maden

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3860472

Date: 02.12.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Pte. Henry Maden, Canadian Inf. (New Brunswick Regt.), died of wounds in France, 8th October, 1918, and of Sarah Maden, of Bacup, Lancashire.

668 George Holmes

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 5954971

Date: 02.12.1943   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Winston Holmes; husband of Joan Holmes, of Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.

669 John Day

Rank: Lieutenant      Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 265919

Date: 02.12.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Lt Day was killed at St Vito. He was recommended unsuccessfully for a posthumous VC. 

Son of Richard and Agnes Day; nephew of Mrs. C. N. O’Brien, of Epsom Downs, Surrey.

670 Joseph Lempard

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 14588742

Date: 02.12.1943   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Sangro River

670a Samuel Roberts

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14552025

Date: 02.12.1943   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Samuel and Lily Roberts, of Salford, Lancashire.

671 Albert Smith

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3195650

Date: 03.12.1943   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of John Thomas Smith and Sarah Ann Smith; husband of Gladys Smith, of Bramley, Yorkshire.

672 Grange Carter

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3776463

Date: 03.12.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Grange and Ethel Carter, of Stacksteads, Bacup, Lancashire.

673 Peter Treanor

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 2721340

Date: 03.12.1943   Age: 33   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Owen and Rose Treanor, of Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh.

673a Arthur Mitchell

Rank: Fusilier         Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 4205660

Date: 03.12.1943    Age:   Place of burial:  Sangro River

673b Archibald Porter

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6982760

Date: 03.12.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Lewis and Cathleen Porter, of Upper Ballysillan, Belfast.

673c Charles Watts

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6982297

Date: 03.12.1943   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Charles and Ethel Watts, of Staveley, Derbyshire.

674 John Smillie

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7019584

Date: 04.12.1943   Age: 35   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of William John Smillie and of Mary Smillie (nee McGowan), of Ballymena, Co. Antrim.

675 Joseph Morris

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 5340322

Date: 04.12.1943   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Henry and Emily Morris; husband of Ivy Morris, of Stoke, Kent.

676 Richard Wood

Rank: Major      Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 130174

Date: 04.12.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Major “Tommy” Wood was killed in the advance to the Moro River.

Son of Brigadier-General Philip Richard Wood, C.B., C.M.G., and Ethel Wood; husband of Jocelyn Maud Wood, of Hemsworth, Yorkshire.

677 Ronald Lane

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 14579002

Date: 04.12.1943   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Charles Robert and Ruth Lane; husband of Doris Rose Lane, of Islington, London.

678 Bertram Rhodes

Rank: Lance Corporal      Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7048077

Date: 04.12.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Sangro River

679 Arthur Aston

Rank: Corporal      Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7047855

Date: 04.12.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Thomas Lawrence Aston and Hilda Jane Aston, of Foleshill, Warwickshire.

680 John Scarsi

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7046340

Date: 04.12.1943   Age: 34   Place of burial:  Sangro River

681 Ernest Watson

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7364848

Date: 04.12.1943   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Hilda Margaret Watson, and stepson of Henry Jones, of Wavertree, Liverpool.

682 Alfred Cooper

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7022813

Date: 04.12.1943   Age: 36   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of William and Amy Eliza Cooper; husband of Winifred Maud Cooper, of Wood Green. Middlesex.

682a Stanley Henderson

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 13011982

Date: 04.12.1943   Age: 33   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Robert and Edith Henderson, of Belfast; husband of Henrietta Grace Henderson, of Belfast.

683 John Johansen

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3777322

Date: 05.12.1943   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Hans Christopher and Elizabeth Johansen, of Liverpool.

684 Roland Turrington

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6985959

Date: 05.12.1943   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Mrs. L. B. Richmond, of Holbeach, Lincolnshire.

684a Henry Barfoot

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.   Service number: 14220205

Date: 05.12.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Cornelus Henry and Florence Barfoot, of Enfield, Middlesex.

685 Reginald Bird

Rank: Corporal      Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7046200

Date: 10.12.1943   Age: 33   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of James and Lily Bird; husband of Bridget Bird, of Coventry.

686 William Lang MC

Rank: Captain      Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers, attached from RAMC    Service number: 239142

Date: 17.12.1943   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Douglas H. and Agnes M. Lang, of Glasgow. M.B., Ch.B.

687 Alexander Chance

Rank: Lance Corporal      Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7015915

Date: 28.12.1943   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Bari

Son of Frederick John and Violet Chance; husband of Dorothy Evelyn Chance, of Southall, Middlesex.



Roll of Honour – The Apennines to Trasimene.

688 Frank Adamson

Rank: Rifleman      Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6348958

Date: 28.12.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of James and Mary Ann Adamson, of Hampstead, London.

689 Reginald Hammond

Rank: Lance Corporal      Unit: 2nd Bn Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers    Service number: 13095559

Date: 28.12.1943   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of John and Julia Hammond; husband of Eliza May Hammond, of Mackworth, Derbyshire.

690 Joseph Beglin

Rank: Captain      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 249845

Date: 30.12.1943   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Nicholas and Anastatia Beglin, of Dublin City.

To read Captain Beglin’s story, please click here.

690a David Marshall

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.   Service number: 7020110

Date: 30.12.1943   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Moro River

Husband of Lillian Marshall, of South Shields, Co. Durham, England.

691 Stephen Carter

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14414720

Date: 31.12.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Cassino Memorial

Son of William and Ellen Carter; nephew of Mary Giff, of Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.

692 George Frost

Rank: Lance Corporal      Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7021542

Date: 31.12.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of Walter George and Annie Amelia Frost, of Forest Gate, Essex.

693 Thomas Sullivan

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7045159

Date: between 31/12/43 and 04/01/44   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Moro River

Cpl Paddy Sullivan died at Capracotta. 

Son of John and Mary Sullivan, of Glengarriff, Co. Cork.


January 1944.

694 William McNamara

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3860470

Date: 13.01.1944   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Massicault

695 Ronald Wilkin DSO

Rank: Captain      Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers, attached from Border Regiment   Service number: 240676

Date: 17.01.1944   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Bari

Capt Wilkins died from wounds suffered in the advance to the Moro river. He had previously earned a DSO when he managed to get a mule train with ammunition through despite being wounded himself.

Son of John George and Gertrude Margaret Wilkin, of Newcastle-on-Tyne.

696 Luke Bradbury

Rank: Rifleman          Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 5886994

Date: 19.01.1944    Age: 32   Place of burial:  Cassino Memorial

Rifleman Bradbury, a member of E Company, was killed in the surprise German attack near Montenero on the morning of 19 January 1944 (see full account in war diaries).

Son of Frances Bradbury; husband of Kathleen Bradbury, of Spondon, Derbyshire.

697 James Cullen

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14217299

Date: 19.01.1944   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Cassino Memorial

Rifleman Cullen, a member of E Company, was killed in the surprise German attack near Montenero on the morning of 19 January 1944  (see full account in war diaries).

To read Rifleman Cullen’s story, please click here.

698 Christopher Slevin

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 5954980

Date: 19.01.1944   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Rifleman Slevin, a member of E Company, was killed in the surprise German attack near Montenero on the morning of 19 January 1944.

Son of Thomas and Kathleen Slevin; husband of Marjorie Slevin, of Watford, Hertfordshire.

699 Ronald Smith

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7020963

Date: 19.01.1944   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Rifleman Smith, a member of E Company, was killed in the surprise German attack near Montenero on the morning of 19 January 1944.

Son of William and Rachel Smith, of Dagenham, Essex.

700 Arthur Webb

Rank: Lance Corporal      Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7017676

Date: 19.01.1944      Age: 30     Place of burlal: Sangro River

Lance Corporal Webb, a member of E Company, was killed in the surprise German attack near Montenero on the morning of 19 January 1944.

Son of Harry and Elizabeth Webb, of Mill Hill, Middlesex.

701 Thomas Kirkland

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7020219

Date: 20.01.1944   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Sangro River

Son of William and Elizabeth Kirkland, of Collone, Co. Armagh.


February 1944.

702 Percy Todd

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6982367

Date: 23.02.1944   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Naples

Son of Walter and Emma Todd; husband of Irene L. Todd, of Lewisham, London.


March 1944.

703 Robert Nugent

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 14400875

Date: 13.03.1944   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Caserta

Son of Robert and Eleanor Nugent, of Birkenhead.

705 Brendan Doherty

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14434909

Date: 23.03.1944   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Cassino Memorial

705a William Tyndale

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles Service number: 6480244

Date: 24.03.1944   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of Geoffrey Clifford Tyndale and Adelaide Tyndale, of Kensington, London.

706 Henry Bryan

Rank: Corporal      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7045003

Date: 30.03.1944   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of Henry James Bryan and Florence May Bryan; husband of Betty Doris Bryan, of Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire.

707 William Delaney

Rank: Corporal      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6981943

Date: 30.03.1944   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of Edward and Mary Delaney.

708 Robert McWilliams

Rank: Sergeant      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7013179

Date: 30.03.1944       Age:    Place of burial:  Cassino

Husband of R. McWilliams, of Ballymena, Co. Antrim.

709 Leonard Hawkes

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7044297

Date: 31.03.1944   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Hawkes, of Swindon, Wiltshire.


April 1944.

710 Harold Wasley

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14600086

Date: 01.04.1944   Age: 34   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of John Andrew and Emily Wasley; husband of Doris Evelyn Wasley, of West Molesey, Surrey.

711 James Douglass

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14568367

Date: 05.04.1944   Age: 35   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of Robert and Annie Douglass; husband of Alexandra May Douglass, of Streatham, London.

712 Henry Wyatt

Rank: Corporal      Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 5669638

Date: 05.04.1944   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of Durbin and Beatrice Wyatt, of Bath, Somerset; husband of Violet Irene Sylvia Wyatt, of Widcombe, Bath.

713 Arthur Stead

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14528719

Date: 07.04.1944   Age: 34   Place of burial:  Cassino

714 Robert Barrett

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 3132822

Date: 07.04.1944   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of George William and Margaret Jane Ann Barrett, of Middlesbrough, Yorkshire.

715 Robert Gilliland

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3783539

Date: 08.04.1944   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of Thomas and Frances Gilliland, of Liverpool.

716 Robert Habington

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14424520

Date: 08.04.1944   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of George and Christina Habington, of Dublin; husband of Annie Habington, of Dublin.

717 Robert Apling MM

Rank: Corporal      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7044990

Date: 08.04.1944   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of Eli John and Elizabeth Henrietta Apling, of Bow, London.

718 Albert Lyttle MM

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7015490

Date: 08.04.1944   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Cassino

Husband of Margaret Lyttle, of Portadown, Co. Armagh.

719 Edwin Hull

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 3915515

Date: 08.04.1944   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of Richard William and Ethel Margaret Hull, of Cardiff.

720 Walter Stewart

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7018439

Date: 10.04.1944   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Cassino

721 Frederick Williamson

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 14571496

Date: 16.04.1944   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of John William and Jane Williamson, of Acton, Middlesex.

722 Bernard Ashfield

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7047929

Date: 16.04.1944   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Cassino Memorial

Son of Mr. and Mrs. P. Ashfield; husband of M. R. Ashfield, of Edgbaston, Birmingham.

723 John Marzorati

Rank: Lance Corporal      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers    Service number: 6986279

Date: 16.04.1944   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of Giuseppe Primo Marzorati and Ida Maria Marzorati; husband of Muriel Marzorati, of Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

724 Sidney Hollinshead

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7044926

Date: 17.04.1944   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of John William and Elizabeth Jane Hollinshead, of Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent; husband of Elizabeth Hollinshead, of Tunstall.

725 Albert Howard

Rank; Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7016884

Date: 17.04.1944   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of Albert and Rosina Howard, of Wood Green, Middlesex.

726 Eric Heaton

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14202593

Date: 17.04.1944   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of William Henry and Adelaide Maude Heaton, of Armley, Leeds, Yorkshire.

727 Francis France

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14236142

Date: 17.04.1944   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of William Alfred and Edith Emmie France, of Clive, Shropshire.

728 John Dorriss

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14228364

Date: 24.04.1944   Age: 32   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of Peter and Sara Dorriss; husband of Julia Mary Dorriss, of Tralee, Co. Kerry.


May 1944.

729 James Montague

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7043810

Date: 08.05.1944   Age: 37   Place of burial:  Caserta

Son of Joseph and Catherine Montague, of Belfast; husband of Kathleen T. Montague, of Belfast.

730 G Bainbridge

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3195580

Date: 15.05.1944   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Cassino

Fusilier Bainbridge was killed in the assault on Monte Tamburrini and Point 86.

Son of Benjamin and Isabella Bainbridge, of Chirnside, Berwickshire.

731 Harry Southworth

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3524671

Date: 15.05.1944   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Cassino

Fusilier Southworth was killed in the assault on Monte Tamburrini and Point 86.

Son of Arthur and Ellen Southworth, of Blackburn, Lancashire.

732 Thomas Ellison

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 1500074

Date: 15.05.1944   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Cassino

Fusilier Ellison was killed in the assault on Monte Tamburrini and Point 86.

Son of Thomas and Frances Ellison, of Hyde, Cheshire.

733 Brian Allen

Rank: Corporal      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7021109

Date: 15.05.1944   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Cassino

Cpl Allen was killed in the assault on Monte Tamburrini and Point 86.

Son of Ernest Robert and Florence Roberta Allen, of Woodford Green, Essex

734 James Johnston

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14401888

Date: 15.05.1944   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Cassino

Fusilier Johnston was killed in the assault on Monte Tamburrini and Point 86.

Son of Samuel and Phoebe Johnston, of Belfast, Northern Ireland; husband of Agnes Johnston, of Belfast.

735 Maurice Milner

Rank: Lieutenant      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers attached from The Middlesex Regiment   Service number: 255800

Date: 15.05.1944   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Cassino

Lt Milner was killed in the assault on Monte Tamburrini and Point 86.

Son of Joseph William and Elizabeth Jane Milner, of Harrow, Middlesex.

736 John Cormican

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6980314

Date: 15.05.1944   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Cassino

Fusilier Cormican was killed in the assault on Monte Tamburrini and Point 86.

Son of Andrew and Mary Cormican, of Crumlin, Co. Antrim, 

737 Arthur Moore

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14588748

Date: 15.05.1944   Age: 34   Place of burial:  Cassino

Fusilier Moore was killed in the assault on Monte Tamburrini and Point 86.

738 Thomas Elliott

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6983246

Date: 15.05.1944   Age: 34   Place of burial:  Cassino

Fusilier Elliott was killed in the assault on Monte Tamburrini and Point 86.

Son of Thomas H. and Margaret Elliott, of Belfast.; husband of Jennie Elliott, of Belfast.

739 George Rollins

Rank: Lance Corporal      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers    Service number: 14418439

Date: 15.05.1944   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Cassino

L/Cpl Rollins was killed in the assault on Monte Tamburrini and Point 86.

Son of George and Lena Rollins, of Ardtrea, Co. Tyrone.

740 David Milligan MM

Rank: Corporal      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7018185

Date: 15.05.1944   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Cassino

Cpl Milligan was killed in the assault on Monte Tamburrini and Point 86.

Son of Francis and Sarah Milligan; husband of Lily Doreen Milligan, of Stonehouse, Plymouth.

741 Harold Henshaw

Rank: Sergeant      Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 3775900

Date: 15.05.1944   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Cassino

Harold Henshaw was in E Company and killed in the battle for Sinagoga on 15 May 1944.

Son of Charles and Martha Jane Henshaw, of Dingle, Liverpool.

742 Patrick Flynn

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14215600

Date: 15.05.1944   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Cassino

743 Frank Wakefield

Rank : Company Sergeant Major     Unit: London Irish Rifles    Service number: 7011863

Date: 15.05.1944     Age:   Place of burial:  Cassino

744 William Roberts

Rank: Sergeant      Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7016254

Date: 15.05.1944   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of William H. and Mary A. Roberts; husband of Beatrice Lilian Roberts, of Ashton Gate, Bristol.

745 Charles Williams

Rank: Corporal      Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7021698

Date: 15.05.1944   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Cassino

Corporal Williams was in E Company.

Son of Joseph John and Agnes Octavia Williams, of Acton, Middlesex.

746 Bernard Lee

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6204277

Date: 15.05.1944   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Cassino

747 Herbert Hutt

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14381453

Date: 15.05.1944   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of John and Agnes Hutt; nephew of Mrs. Law, of Desford, Leicestershire.

748 Francis Trotter

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7012007

Date: 15.05.1944   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of Charles and Elizabeth Trotter; husband of Mary Elizabeth Trotter, of West Brompton, London.

749 Robert Jackson

Rank: Corporal      Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7021058

Date: 15.05.1944   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of Samuel George and Agnes Jackson, of Bally Duff, Co. Antrim.

750 Michael Clark MC

Rank: Lieutenant      Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 177895

Date: 1.05.1944   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Cassino

Lieutenant Michael Clark was a platoon commander in H Company in its attack on Sinagoga on 16 May 1944 where he died. 

Son of Thomas John Chown Clark and Catherine Clark, of Northend, Turville, Buckinghamshire. B.A. Hons. (Cantab.) Christ’s College.

751 Christopher Dean

Rank: Corporal      Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 3783833

Date: 15.05.1944   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of George and Ellen Dean, of Liverpool.

752 Thomas Spain

Rank: Lance Corporal      Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14397137

Date: 15.05.1944   Age: 34   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of Thomas George and Eleanor Spain; husband of Maud Amelia Spain.

753 Ion Goff

Rank: Lieut Colonel      Unit: London Irish Rifles, attached from Kings (Liverpool) Regiment    Service number: 111

Date: 15.05.1944   Age: 42       Grave: Cassino

Commander of the 2nd Battalion. Lt-Col Goff was killed by shells while holding an operations group on the afternoon of 15 May in preparation for the attack on Sinagoga. The attack was postponed until 9am the next day. In Fling Our Banner to the Wind (1978), John Coldwell-Horsfall provided a vivid description of Goff’s character, based on his perspective in March 1944 soon after he was appointed second-in-command of the 2nd battalion: “Ion was a lot older than the rest of us, and was a pre-war regular several years beyond Pat’s (Brigadier Scott’s) vintage. Aged forty-two, he had, I think, the wretched assignment of being on the staff in Malta until recently, and in consequence had missed the experience so far of more active operations. He was a very charming man and no one could have given a kinder welcome than he did to me that evening (16 March 1944). In his person, he possessed the ideal temperament for coping with our riflemen.”

Son of Ewen Cameron Goff and of Ellen Clara Goff (nee Constable); husband of Dorothea June Goff (nee Taylor), of Kensington, London.

754 Raymond Harrison MM

Rank: Lance Corporal      Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 3909409

Date: 15.05.1944   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of George Crossley Harrison and Beatrice Louise Harrison.

755 William Farmelo

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14309952

Date: 16.5.1944   Age: 23       Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of Ernest William and Edith Farmelo, of Purton, Wiltshire.

756 Alan Connell

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3194789

Date: 16.05.1944   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of Elizabeth Connell; husband of Grace Miller Connell, of Thornhill, Dumfriesshire.

757 Charles Smith

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6980688

Date: 16.05.1944    Age:   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of Charles and Mary Smith, of Londonderry.

758 Cyril Meldrum

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14336751

Date: 16.05.1944   Age: 37   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of Jim and Elizabeth Meldrum; husband of Irene Meldrum, of Greenford, Middlesex.

759 Edward O’Reilly MM

Rank: Corporal      Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7014328

Date: 16.05.1944   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of John and Bridget O’Reilly, of Arva, Co. Cavan.

Click here to read Corporal O’Reilly’s story. 

760 Charles Wilson

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14581978

Date: 16.05.1944   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of Mrs. E. Wilson, of Holloway, London.

761 Michael Duncan

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14622920

Date: 16.05.1944   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of Richard and Mary Anastasia Duncan; husband of Elizabeth Duncan, of Plumstead Common, London.

762 Joseph Willison

Rank: Corporal      Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6200158

Date: 16.05.1944    Age:   Place of burial:  Cassino

763 Edward Mayo MM

Rank: Sergeant      Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7015959

Date: 16.05.1944   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of Henry and Deborah Mayo; husband of Mary Elsie Mayo, of Dagenham, Essex.

You can read Sgt Mayo’s story here.

764 William Donaldson

Rank: Lance Sergeant     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7020813

Date: 16.05.1944   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Cassino

765 John Fitzgerald

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7022637

Date: 16.05.1944   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of David and Catherine Fitzgerald, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire.

766 James Barnes

Rank: Corporal      Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7022505

Date: 16.05.1944   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Cassino Memorial.

Son of George and Elizabeth Ann Barnes, of Three-Mile-House, Co. Monaghan.

767 Edmund Bell

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7021342

Date: 16.05.1944   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Cassino Memorial.

Son of Edmund and Maria Bell, of Belfast.

768 John Williamson

Rank: Lance Corporal      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6981916

Date: 17.05.1944    Age:   Place of burial:  Cassino

L/Cpl Williamson was killed in the assault on Piumarola.

769 Victor Moss

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6982623

Date: 17.05.1944   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Cassino

Fusilier Moss was killed in the assault on Piumarola.

Son of Samuel and Ellen Moss; husband of Babs Moss, of Balham, London.

770 John Williams

Rank: Corporal      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6981913

Date: 17.05.1944   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Cassino

Cpl Williams was killed in the assault on Piumarola.

Son of William and Alice Williams; husband of Annie Williams, of Newtownards, Co. Down.

771 Leslie Hill

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14200837

Date: 17.05.1944   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of William Thomas Hill and Catherine Hill, of Buckley, Cheshire.

773 James Ryalls

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6096721

Date: 17.05.1944   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Cassino

Nephew of J. Wratten, of Folkestone.

774 Joseph Brodie

Rank: Lance Corporal      Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7022224

Date: 17.05.1944   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of Joseph and Catherine Brodie; husband of Louise May Brodie, of Norwich.

775 William Stoddart

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3862537

Date: 17.05.1944   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of Joseph and Mary Jane Stoddart, of Burnley, Lancashire.

776 Lawrence Franklyn-Vaile

Rank : Major     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 149084

Date: 17.05.1944   Age: 33   Place of burial:  Cassino

Major Franklyn-Vaile, CO “C” Company, was killed during the advance to Piumarola. 

Son of Thomas Guy Vaile and Violette Beryl Jane Vaile; husband of Olive Franklyn-Vaile, of Blackburn, Victoria, Australia. 

To read Major Franklyn-Vaile’s story, please click on the link here.

777 Dennis Dugdale

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 14379094

Date: 17.05.1944   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of Herbert Vincent and Rose Hilda Dugdale of Bognor Regis.

778 Bernard Mannion

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3860474

Date: 17.05.1944    Age: 23   Place of burial:  Cassino

779 Albert Bowen

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 3910646

Date: 22.05.1944    Age: 24   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of Ernest and Hannah Bowen, of Newport, Monmouthshire.

780 Gerard Keegan MM

Rank: Sergeant      Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14203073

Date: 22.05.1944    Age: 21   Place of burial:  Cassino

Gerard Keegan was promoted to platoon sergeant in E Company following the fighting for Sinagoga and Piumarola. He was killed by German shellfire during a halt in the Irish Brigade advance along the Liri Valley.

Son of Thomas and W. Keegan, of Heywood, Lancashire.

781 William Gadd

Rank: Corporal      Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14203191

Date: 22.05.1944    Age of   Date: 21   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of Robert and Emily Gadd, of Harpurhey, Manchester.

782 Anthony Duckworth

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14381009

Date: 22.05.1944   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of James William and Bridget Duckworth, of Liverpool.

783 AHC Smith

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14359742

Date: 23.05.1944   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of John Clifford and Alice Lilian Smith, of Epsom, Surrey.

784 Albert Snelgrove

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14280625

Date: 25.05.1944    Age: 20   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of Eva Maud Snelgrove, and stepson of Charles William Tucker, of South Norwood, Surrey.

785 Harold Clarke

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 3711835

Date: 25.05.1944   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of Robert and Hilda Clarke; husband of Elsie Clarke, of Heysham, Morecambe, Lancashire.

786 Samuel Fry

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7021802

Date: 25.05.1944   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of Thomas Alfred and Alice Beatrice Fry, of Walthamstow, Essex.

787 Sydney Francis

Rank: Corporal      Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7047746

Date: 25.05.1944    Age:   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of Mrs. R. Francis, of Loughborough, Leicestershire.

788 John Ravenscroft

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7047113

Date: 27.05.1944   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of John Henry and Elizabeth Ann Ravenscroft, of Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent; husband of Millicent Ravenscroft, of Fenton.

789 Fred Lowe

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7044456

Date: 27.05.1944   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of Reuben and Mary Gertrude Lowe; husband of Florence Lowe, of Quarry Bank, Staffordshire.

790 Haydn Edwards

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7045675

Date: 27.05.1944   Age: 32   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of Griffith and Annie Edwards, of Coytrahene, Glamorgan; husband of Annie Irene Edwards.

791 William Johnson

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7045615

Date: 27.05.1944   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of Herbert and Beatrice Johnson, of Nottingham; husband of Kathleen Johnson, of Nottingham.

792 Christopher Hamilton

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 5341868

Date: 27.05.1944    Age:   Place of burial:  Cassino

793 David Cameron

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers    Service number: 7016078

Date: 27.05.1944   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of David and Janet Cameron; foster-son of Barbara Robinson, of Chesham, Buckinghamshire.

794 Michael O’Donnell

Rank: Fusilier         Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7044319

Date: 27.05.1944    Age:   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of Richard and Elizabeth Wilson, of Aughnacloy, Co. Tyrone.

795 JW Ferchal

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 14512173

Date: 27.05.1944   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of Robert Walter and Victoria May Elizabeth Ferchal, of Carshalton, Surrey.

796 Charles Davis

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 5672388

Date: 27.05.1944   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of William and Gertrude Davis, of Dorchester, Dorsetshire.

797 William Marchant

Rank: Lance Corporal      Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 14304468

Date: 27.05.1944   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of William John and Charlotte Marchant, of Hessle, Yorkshire. B.A.

798 Frank Storer

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7047726

Date: 29.05.1944   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of Arthur and Jennie Storer, of Sparkhill, Birmingham.

799 Ernest Wright

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6985836

Date: 29.05.1944   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of William and E. Wright, of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.

800 Francis Byrne

Rank: Sergeant      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7012887

Date: 30.05.1944   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of Patrick J. Byrne, and of Brigid Byrne, of Dublin City.

800a Samuel McGraw

Rank: Fusilier      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6983631

Date: 30.05.1944   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Naples

Son of Robert and Agnes McGaw, of Ballyward, Co. Down. 

801 George Bignell

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 1773951

Date: 30.05.1944   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Cassino

Husband of Constance Bignell, of Isleworth, Middlesex.


June 1944.

802 Francis Girr MM

Rank: Sergeant      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6976967

Date: 01.06.1944   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Cassino

Son of Matthew and Mary A. Girr, of Omagh, Co. Tyrone; husband of Kathleen Girr, of Omagh.

803 William Smoothy

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14639395

Date: 07.06.1944   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Cassino

Rifleman Smoothy was killed when his jeep was blown up by a mine in the advance north of Rome.

Son of Alfred and Emma Elizabeth Smoothy, of Finsbury, London.

804 Frank Long

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7013397

Date: 07.06.1944   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Cassino

Rifleman Long was killed when his jeep was blown up by a mine in the advance north of Rome.

805 Thomas Isley

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7016785

Date: 07.06.1944   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Cassino

L/Cpl Isley was killed when his jeep was blown up by a mine in the advance north of Rome.

Son of Walter Oliver Isley and Ada Frances Isley; husband of Genevieve Mary Isley, of Whitby, Yorkshire.

806 Thomas Edwards

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 3663305

Date: 07.06.1944   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Cassino

Rifleman Edwards was killed when his jeep was blown up by a mine in the advance north of Rome.

Son of William and Kathleen Edwards, of Liverpool.

807 Timothy Cullagh

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6148440

Date: 13.06.1944   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Orvieto

Son of Ellen Cullagh; husband of Mary Cullagh, of Newtown, Mount Kennedy, Co. Wicklow.

808 Henry Finch

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7020426

Date: 14.06.1944   Age: 39   Place of burial:  Bolsena

Husband of Kathleen Ellen Finch, of Chelsea, London.

809 Thomas Crumley

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14437314

Date: 14.06.1944   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Orvieto

Son of William James Crumley and Rachel Crumley, of Currin, Co. Fermanagh.

810 Thomas Mahoney

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14243939

Date: 14.06.1944   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Orvieto

Son of James and Johanna Mahoney, of Toem, Co. Limerick.

811 John Young

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 1687795

Date: 14.06.1944   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Orvieto

Son of John Alfred and Elizebeth Young, of Romford, Essex.

812 Charles Hallett

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7042958

Date: 19.06.1944   Age: 40   Place of burial:  Bolsena

Son of Charles and Eliza Hallett, of Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, husband of Muriel Grace Hallett, of Lyme Regis.

813 William Bovaird

Rank: Lance Sergeant      Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6978669

Date: 19.06.1944   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Orvieto

Son of William John and Mary Bovaird, of Belfast; husband of Margaret Mary Bovaird, of Belfast.

814 Jeffrey Taylor

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 14568122

Date: 19.06.1944   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Orvieto

Son of Albert and Ann Taylor; husband of Nellie Taylor, of Emscote, Warwickshire.

815 Frederick Jones

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6481598

Date: 21.06.1944   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Assisi

Rifleman Jones was killed in the attack on San Fatucchio.

Son of Charles Arthur and Florence Jones; husband of Kathleen Jones, of Lincoln.

816 William Coster

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 994914

Date: 21.06.1944   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Assisi

Rifleman Coster was killed in the attack on San Fatucchio.

Son of William and Charlotte Coster, of Stepney, London; husband of Elizabeth Coster, of Stepney.

817 Cyril Sharpe

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 15266788

Date: 21.06.1944   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Assisi

Rifleman Sharpe was killed in the attack on San Fatucchio.

Son of Ernest and Lucy Sharpe, of Driffield, Yorkshire; husband of Dorothy Sharpe, of Driffield.

818 Ronald Lush

Rank: Private      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, attached from ACC    Service number: 6337461

Date: 21.06.1944   Age: 38   Place of burial:  Cassino Memorial

819 George Jones

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14553528

Date: 21.06.1944   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Cassino Memorial

820 Rupert Roche

Rank: Lieutenant      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, attached from Royal Ulster Rifles    Service number: 304137

Date: 21.06.1944    Age:    Place of burial:  Orvieto

Lt Roche was killed in the attack on Pucciarelli.

821 John Onions

Rank: Corporal      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7047714

Date: 21.06.1944    Age:   Place of burial:  Orvieto

Cpl Onions was killed in the attack on Pucciarelli.

822 Kenneth Wanklyn

Rank: Lance Corporal      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3912044

Date: 21.06.1944   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Orvieto

L/Cpl Wanklyn was killed in the attack on Pucciarelli.

Son of George Wanklyn, and of Emma Wanklyn, of Trinant, Crumlin, Monmouthshire.

823 Thomas McLaughlin

Rank: Fusilier          Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6984348

Date: 21.06.1944     Age:   Place of burial:  Orvieto

Fusilier McLaughlin was killed in the attack on Pucciarelli.

Son of Mrs. E. McLaughlin of Coleraine, Co. Londonderry. 

824 James McCreary

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7014089

Date: 21.06.1944   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Orvieto

Fusilier McCreary was killed in the attack on Pucciarelli.

Son of James and Margaret McCreary, of Dublin. 

825 Verdun England

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 5674895

Date: 21.06.1944    Age:   Place of burial:  Orvieto

Fusilier England was killed in the attack on Pucciarelli.

826 Edward Algar

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14339212

Date: 21.06.1944    Age:   Place of burial:  Orvieto

Fusilier Algar was killed in the attack on Pucciarelli.

827 Samuel Wilson

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7020667

Date: 21.06.1944   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Orvieto

Rifleman Wilson was killed in the attack on San Fatucchio.

Son of John Wilson and of Sarah Wilson (nee Hayes), of Rasharkin, Co. Antrim.

828 John Higginson

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 1695075

Date: 21.06.1944   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Orvieto

Rifleman Higginson was killed in the attack on San Fatucchio.

Son of Tom and Mary Higginson, of Widnes, Lancashire; husband of Lilian Higginson, of Widnes.

829 Walter Lewis

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6473719

Date: 21.06.1944   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Orvieto

Rifleman Lewis was killed in the attack on San Fatucchio.

Son of Walter and Annie Lewis.

830 Charles Burt

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 1775337

Date: 21.06.1944    Age:   Place of burial:  Orvieto

Rifleman Burt was killed in the attack on San Fatucchio.

831 Alfred Woods

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14209959

Date: 21.06.1944   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Orvieto

Rifleman Woods was killed in the attack on San Fatucchio.

Son of Alfred Sidney and Edith Rosina Woods, of Horfield, Bristol.

832 William Godfrey

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14336418

Date: 21.06.1944   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Orvieto

Rifleman Godfrey was killed in the attack on San Fatucchio.

Son of William Albert and Lilian Godfrey; husband of Elsie Godfrey, of Clapton, London.

833 Geoffrey Marsden

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14373685

Date: 21.06.1944   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Orvieto

Rifleman Marsden was killed in the attack on San Fatucchio.

Son of James and Kathleen Marsden, of Southey, Sheffield.

834 Arthur Boston

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 1786301

Date: 21.06.1944   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Orvieto

Rifleman Boston was killed in the attack on San Fatucchio.

Son of Arthur John and Daisy Elizabeth Boston, of St. Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex.

835 Marcus Swallow

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7020431

Date: 21.06.1944   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Orvieto

Rifleman Swallow was killed in the attack on San Fatucchio.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. V. W. R. Swallow, of Combe Down, Bath, Somerset.

836 William Roberts

Rank: Corporal      Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7022387

Date: 21.06.1944   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Orvieto

Cpl Roberts was killed in the attack on San Fatucchio.

Son of William Morris Roberts and Annie Roberts, of Penrhyndeudraeth, Merionethshire.

837 Cecil Griffiths

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 56883105

Date: 21.06.1944   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Orvieto

Rifleman Griffiths was killed in the attack on San Fatucchio.

Son of Ellen Griffiths, of Washford, Somerset.

838 Leslie Marsh

Rank: Lance Corporal      Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 5834397

Date: 21.06.1944   Age: 33   Place of burial:  Orvieto

L/Cpl Marsh was killed in the attack on San Fatucchio.

Son of Renford John and Rhoda Marsh, of Cherry Hinton, Cambridge; husband of Beatrice Amy Marsh, of Cambridge.

839 Cornelius Horgan

Rank: Lieutenant     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers attached to the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 300366

Date: 21.06.1944    Age:   Place of burial:  Orvieto

840 George Dunseath

Rank: Lieutenant     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers, attached to the London Irish Rifles.   Service number: 100468

Date: 21.06.1944   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Orvieto

A Lieutenant in H Company of the 2nd Battalion of the London Irish Rifles, Lt Dunseath was killed at the head of his platoon in the attack on the crossroads north of Sanfatucchio.

Son of William Thomas Dunseath, and of Margaret Jane Dunseath, of Woodford Green, Essex.

841 James Murray

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14222176

Date: 22.06.1944   Age: 35   Place of burial:  Orvieto

Fusilier Murray was killed on Pucciarelli ridge.

Son of John and Nora Murray, of Cork.

842 Daniel Merron

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6975426

Date: 22.06.1944    Age: 37  Place of burial:  Orvieto

Rifleman Merron was killed on Pucciarelli ridge. 

To read Rifleman Merron’s story, please click here.

843 Thomas Gordon

Rank: Company Sergeant Major     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers    Service number: 7010877

Date: 23.06.1944   Age: 34   Place of burial:  Bolsena

Son of Robert and Mary Ann Gordon; husband of Olive Gordon, of Strabane, Co. Tyrone. 

844 James Nelson

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14435402

Date: 23.06.1944   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Orvieto

Fusilier Nelson was killed on Pucciarelli ridge.

Son of James and Margret Nelson, of Upperlands, Co. Londonderry,

845 Ernest Neill

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14416549

Date: 23.06.1944   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Orvieto

Rifleman Neill was killed on Pucciarelli ridge.

Son of William and Annie Neill, of Mountpottinger, Belfast.

846 Edward McDonnell

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 14574460

Date: 24.06.1944   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Orvieto

Fusilier McDonnell was killed in the attacks on Pescia and Ranciano.

Son of Patrick McDonnell, and of Margaret McDonnell, of Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath.

847 Ronald Verrinder

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7021922

Date: 24.06.1944   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Orvieto

Son of Frank Harvey Verrinder and Isabella Verrinder, of Croydon, Surrey.

848 Frank Parsons

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14335101

Date: 24.06.1944   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Orvieto

Son of Thomas and Priscilla Parsons, of West Molesey, Surrey; husband of Florence Alice Ethel Parsons, of West Molesey.

849 Philip Pearce

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6476827

Date: 24.06.1944   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Orvieto

Husband of N. D. Pearce, of Romsey, Hampshire.

850 Norman Williams

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 14584287

Date: 24.06.1944   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Orvieto

Fusilier Williams was killed in the attacks on Pescia and Ranciano.

Son of Norman Richard and Margaret Ellen Williams, of Harlescott, Shropshire.

851 Jack Clement

Rank: Corporal      Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7044565

Date: 24.06.1944   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Orvieto

Cpl Clement was killed in the attacks on Pescia and Ranciano.

Son of Harry and Marion Clement, of West Bromwich, Staffordshire.

852 William Allen

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7044545

Date: 24.06.1944   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Orvieto

Fusilier Allen was killed in the attacks on Pescia and Ranciano.

Son of William and Gertrude Allen; husband of Frances Annie Allen, of Swindon, Staffordshire.

853 Irvin Marsh

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3608103

Date: 24.06.1944   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Orvieto

Fusilier Marsh was killed in the attacks on Pescia and Ranciano.

Son of Frederick Sutton Marsh and Jane Marsh, of Morecambe, Lancashire.

854 Thomas McMullan

Rank: Lance Corporal      Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7046094

Date: 24.06.1944   Age: 33   Place of burial:  Orvieto

L/Cpl McMullan was killed in the attacks on Pescia and Ranciano. 

Son of Mathew and Elizabeth McMullan, of Saintfield, Co. Down; husband of Alice McMullan, of Saintfield.

855 Henry Tuffey

Rank: Corporal      Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 14222205

Date: 24.06.1944   Age: 33   Place of burial:  Orvieto

Cpl Tuffey was killed in the attacks on Pescia and Ranciano.

Son of James and Jane Tuffey; husband of Ethel Frances Tuffey, of Ruislip, Middlesex.

856 Leslie Brown

Rank: Corporal      Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7047534

Date: 24.06.1944   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Orvieto

Cpl Brown was killed in the attacks on Pescia and Ranciano.

Son of Alice Mary Brown, and stepson of John Collier; husband of May Brown, of Welford, Northamptonshire.

857 John Taylor

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 14565824

Date: 25.06.1944   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Bolsena

Son of William Horace and Matilda Taylor, of Balsall Heath, Birmingham.


July 1944.

858 Charles Edwards

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 996739

Date: 05.07.1944   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Naples

Son of Eber and Elizabeth Edwards, of Blaenavon, Monmouthshire.

859 George Kennedy

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7047367

Date: 07.07.1944   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Naples

Son of James and Ellen Kennedy, of Lisnaskea. Co. Fermanagh.



Roll of Honour – High Apennines.

October 1944.

860 Alfred Hall

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7046077

Date: 08.10.1944   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Son of William and Maria Hall, of Portadown, Co. Armagh.

861 John Cairns

Rank: Lance Corporal      Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 14416962

Date: 08.10.1944   Age: 18   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Son of William and Mary Cairns, of Ballymena, Co. Antrim.

862 Spencer Jones

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6981965

Date: 09.10.1944   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Cassino Memorial

Husband of Emily Jones, of Bangor, Co. Down.

863 Edward Crowley MM

Rank: Company Sergeant Major     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers    Service number: 5723977

Date: 19.10.1944   Age: 35   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

CSM Crowley of B Company was killed during the Faughs’ night attack on Monte Spaduro. A regular, he had served through all the 1st Battalion’s campaigns in Belgium and France, Tunisia, Sicily and Italy.

Son of Patrick and Mary Crowley; husband of Lily Crowley, of Ashley, Staffordshire.

864 Robert Hodson

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 14596331

Date: 19.10.1944   Age: 36   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Son of George and Eliza Hodson; husband of Irene Beatrice Hodson, of Perry Barr, Birmingham.

865 Victor Turner

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 14203845

Date: 20.10.1944   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Bologna

Son of Frederick Walter and Louisa Jane Turner, of Enfield, Middlesex.

866 Henry McCabe

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6983712

Date: 20.10.1944   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Cassino Memorial

Son of John and Mary McCabe, of Castle Clayney, Co. Monaghan.

867 Richard Evans

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 5052885

Date: 20.10.1944   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Cassino Memorial

Husband of Violet Evans, of Erdington, Birmingham.

868 Charles Johnston

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7023038

Date: 20.10.1944   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Cassino Memorial

Son of James and Rose Johnston, of Belfast.

869 John Muldoon

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7046696

Date: 20.10.1944   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Cassino Memorial

Son of Michael and Bridget Muldoon, of Long Lawford, Warwickshire.

870 Ernest Winder

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers    Service number: 5682839

Date: 20.10.1944   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Cassino Memorial

Son of George Richard and Mabel Winder; nephew of Mrs. E. Winder, of Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire.

871 Frederick Murphy

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7022324

Date: 20.10.1944   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Son of Charles Martin Murphy and Alice Eleanor Murphy, of Carshalton, Surrey.

872 William Fisher

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 5834087

Date: 20.10.1944   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Son of Harry and Emily Fisher; husband of E. Joan Fisher, of Coggeshall, Essex.

873 Frank Batty

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7046190

Date: 20.10.1944   Age: 36   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Fusilier Batty was killed in the initial attack on Mt Spaduro.

Son of George and Anne Batty; husband of Jessie Batty, of Yoxall, Staffordshire.

874 George Webber

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 13030073

Date: 20.10.1944   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Fusilier Webber was killed in the initial attack on Mt Spaduro.

Son of William James Webber and Selina Webber, of Bristol; husband of Marion Webber, of Lower Easton, Bristol.

875 Harold Jones

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7047788

Date: 20.10.1944   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Fusilier Jones was killed in the initial attack on Mt Spaduro.

Son of Harold Norman Joseph and Florence Melita Jones, of Aldridge, Staffordshire.

876 Walter Holmes

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 14379106

Date: 20.10.1944   Age: 34   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Fusilier Holmes was killed in the initial attack on Mt Spaduro.

Son of Henry and Gertrude Holmes; husband of Frances Patricia Holmes, of Worcester Park, Surrey.

877 George White

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 1813331

Date: 20.10.1944   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Fusilier White was killed in the initial attack on Mt Spaduro.

Son of George and Rose May White, of Lower Edmonton, Middlesex.

878 Francis Haveron

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 14440500

Date: 20.10.1944   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Fusilier Haveron was killed in the initial attack on Mt Spaduro.

Son of Dorothy Elizabeth Haveron, of Larne Harbour, Co. Antrim. 

879 Alexander Smith

Rank: Corporal      Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6981901

Date: 20.10.1944   Age:   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Cpl Smith was killed in the initial attack on Mt Spaduro.

880 William Smith

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 14425414

Date: 20.10.1944   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Fusilier Smith was killed in the initial attack on Mt Spaduro.

Son of Joseph and Ann Jane Smith, of Belfast; nephew of Agnes Ritchie, of Belfast.

881 Leonard Baird

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 14381399

Date: 20.10.1944   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Fusilier Baird was killed in the initial attack on Mt Spaduro.

Son of Harold James Baird and Mary Baird.

882 William Royle

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 14227778

Date: 20.10.1944   Age: 32   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

A bren-gunner in A Company, Fusilier Royle was killed in the initial attack on Mt Spaduro. Colin Gunner in his book ‘Front of the Line’ described him as “small and bespectacled” and a Geordie. 

Son of John and Mary Royle, of Sale, Cheshire.

883 Albert McCulloch

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 11269356

Date: 20.10.1944   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Fusilier McCulloch was killed in the initial attack on Mt Spaduro.

Son of William Francis and Hannah McCulloch, of Liverpool.

884 Harry Elliott

Rank: Sergeant      Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7046131

Date: 20.10.1944    Age:   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Sgt Elliott was killed with Major Crehan in the initial attack on Mt Spaduro. He was found later with nine others of A Company – fighting to the last.

885 Maurice Crehan

Rank: Major     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers, attached from the Royal Canadian Infantry Corps    Service number: Cdn/121

Date: 20.10.1944   Age: 35   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Major Crehan was transferred from The Irish Fusiliers of Canada to command A Company of the Royal Irish Fusiliers in the summer of 1944. He was killed in a German counterattack during the Irish Brigade’s first attack on Monte Spaduro.

Son of Matthew Joseph and Mercy Ellen Crehan, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; husband of Pamela Crehan, of Vancouver.

886 George Burchett

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 5953364

Date: 20.10.1944   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Fusilier Burchett was killed in the initial attack on Monte Spaduro. The stretcher bearer in B Company of the Faughs later wrote: “We had a very rough time, my mate Fusilier Burchett while carrying a wounded comrade was hit by shellfire only to die in a few minutes…” (Fling Our Banner to the Wind, Page 207).

Son of Henry Charles and Harriet Jane Burchett.

887 Patrick Gallagher

Rank: Corporal      Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7022827

Date: 20.10.1944   Age: 37   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Cpl Gallagher was killed in the initial Faughs’ night attack on Mt Spaduro. He was member of D Company and a veteran of all the Faughs’ campaigns.

Son of Patrick James Gallagher and Mary Gallagher, of Inver, Co. Donegal.

888 John Manning

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6469376

Date: 20.10.1944   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Fusilier Manning was killed in the initial attack on Mt Spaduro.

Son of Harry and Annie Manning, of New Maldens Surrey.

889 William Murphy

Rank: Corporal      Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7047274

Date: 20.10.1944   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Cpl Murphy was killed in the initial attack on Mt Spaduro. He was a veteran of all the Faughs’ Second World War campaigns, and was a member of D Company.

Son of William and Sarah Louise Murphy; husband of Jenny Murphy, of Workington, Cumberland.

890 Alan Jenkins

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 14205074

Date: 20.10.1944    Age: 21   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Fusilier Jenkins was killed in the initial attack on Mt Spaduro.

Son of David Charles and Winifred Ethel Jenkins, of Caerleon, Monmouthshire.

891 Frank Janes MM

Rank: Lance Sergeant      Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14205733

Date: 21.10.1944   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Lance Sergeant Janes was killed in a night attack on Casa Spinello on 21 October 1944.

892 Stephen Thompson

Rank: 2nd Lieutenant    Unit: London Irish Rifles, attached from The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)   Service number: 334481

Date: 21.10.44   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Lt Thompson was killed in a night attack on Casa Spinello on 21 October 1944.

Son of Charlie and Dorothy Thompson; husband of Margaret B. Thompson, of Didsbury, Manchester.

893 Bernard Gage

Rank: Corporal      Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6460643

Date: 21.10.1944     Age:   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Cpl Gage was killed in a night attack on Casa Spinello on 21 October 1944.

894 Thomas Galligan

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 992905

Date: 21.10.1944   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Rifleman Galligan was killed in a night attack on Casa Spinello on 21 October 1944.

Son of Thomas and Mary Galligan; husband of Helen Caroline Galligan, of Runcorn, Cheshire.

895 Christopher Michael Cramb

Rank: Lieutenant    Unit: London Irish Rifles, seconded from South African Armoured Corps    Service number: 250904V

Date: 21.10.1944   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Lieutenant Cramb, a South African volunteer and university graduate, was killed in a night attack on Casa Spinello on 21 October 1944. He was standing by Lieutenant Nicholas Mosley when he called out: “God have mercy on my soul,” and then fell and died (Time at War, Nicholas Mosley). He was the son of Percival and Olga Cramb of Pretoria.

Son of Percival W. W. and Olga V. R. Cramb, of Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa. B.A.

896 James Bryning

Rank: Second Lieutenant     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 334482

Date: 21.10.1944   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Second Lieutenant Bryning was killed in a night attack on Casa Spinello on 21 October 1944.

Son of James and Jane Bryning, of Fallowfield, Manchester; husband of Janet Bryning.

897 James Blair

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7019574

Date: 21.10.1944   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Rifleman Blair was killed in a night attack on Casa Spinello on 21 October 1944.

Son of Samuel and Elizabeth Blair, of Larne, Co. Antrim.

898 William Murphy

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14437714

Date: 21.10.1944   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Rifleman Murphy was killed in a night attack on Casa Spinello on 21 October 1944.

Son of Harry and Emily Fisher; husband of E. Joan Fisher, of Coggeshall, Essex.

899 Aubrey Eaton

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14334661

Date: 21.10.1944   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Rifleman Eaton was killed in a night attack on Casa Spinello on 21 October 1944.

Son of Frederick and Lilian Eaton, of Devonport.

900 Thomas Borrett

Rank: Lance Corporal      Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7022662

Date: 21.10.1944   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

L/Cpl Borrett was killed in the attack on Mt Spaduro. After being wounded, he crawled two miles to return, but died a few hours later, according to Fling Our Banner to the Wind (page 208).

Son of Thomas and Florence Maud Borrett, of Haggerston, Shoreditch, London.

901 William Collins

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6482037

Date: 22.10.1944   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Rifleman Collins was killed in the attacks on Hill 387/Casa Spalara/Casa Spinello.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Collins, of Harringay, Middlesex.

902 Patrick Long

Rank: Corporal      Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7018766

Date: 23.10.1944   Age: 34   Place of burial:  Faenza

Son of John and Annie Long; husband of Gladys Ivy Long, of Wallington, Surrey.

903 Frank Hughes

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6981167

Date: 23.10.1944   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Son of Charles and Della Hughes, of Hollywood, Worcestershire.

904 Richard Birkett

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 5672564

Date: 23.10.1944   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Son of George P. and Mary Ellen Birkett, of Limehouse, London.

905 Albert Ward

Rank: Lance Sergeant      Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 3782728

Date: 23.10.1944   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Son of Thomas Frederick and Sarah Anne Ward, of Kelsall, Cheshire.

906 Frederick Pritchard

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14639387

Date: 23.10.1944   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Son of Frederick Thomas Pritchard and Jessie Lydia Victoria Pritchard, of Walworth, London.

907 John Bruckmann

Rank: Lieutenant    Unit: London Irish Rifles, seconded from South African Armoured Corps    Service number: 20288V

Date: 23.10.1944   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

A South African officer, Lieutenant Bruckmann was killed in a minefield with his company commander Ronald Boyd (see below) while advancing to Casa Spinello which had been taken the previous day by an E Company platoon the previous day.

Son of Henry O. and Eva D. Bruckmann, of Cape Town, South Africa.

908 Ronald Boyd MC

Rank: Major      Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 62663

Date: 23.10.1944     Age:   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Major Boyd joined the London Irish Rifles from the Royal Ulster Rifles following the Battle of Cassino. He was appointed commander of E Company to replace Mervyn Davies, who had been wounded in the left arm and in the leg in the successful attack on Casa Spinello the previous day.

909 George Riley

Rank: Corporal      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6981644

Date: 24.10.1944   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Son of George William and Ada Riley; husband of Winifred Riley, of Tibshelf, Derbyshire.

910 Albert Kinsman

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6983043

Date: 24.10.1944   Age: 32   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Son of George and Mary Kinsman; husband of Ivy Brenda Kinsman.

911 William Farthing

Rank: Sergeant          Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7020308

Date: 25.10.1944     Age:     Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

E Company Sergeant Farthing died of his wounds after an attack on Spinello during the Battle for Monte Spaduro.

912 Dennis Connelly

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6980139

Date: 30.10.1944   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Connelly, of Radford, Nottinghamshire.


November 1944.

913 William Grey-Allen

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3771910

Date: 03.11.1944   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Florence

Son of William and Eliza Grey-Allen.

914 Steve Spice

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14512215

Date: 04.11.1944   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Son of Edward James Spice and Emily Spice, of Mitcham, Surrey.

915 Henry Sye DCM

Rank: Lance Sergeant     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7020431

Date: 07.11.1944   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Rome

G Company Lance Sergeant Sye died of wounds suffered during the attack on Spinello during the Battle for Monte Spaduro. He had been lying wounded for 36 hours but had refused the aid of stretcher bearers.

Son of Robert and Elizabeth Sye.

916 Robert Warden

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7046535

Date: 12.11.1944   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Arezzo

Son of John and Sarah Warden, of Newtownards, Co. Down.

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917 Victor De Negri

Rank: Lance Sergeant      Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6985648

Date: 16.11.1944   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Lance Sergeant De Negri was on observation duty in the roof of a farm house on Monte Spaduro when his position was hit by German mortars. He was killed instantly. Details of this can be found in Colin Gunner’s ‘Front of the Line’.

Son of Victor A. and Lillian M. De Negri, of Walthamstow, Essex.

917a George Eastwood

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.   Service number: 7044849

Date: 22.11.1944   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Moro River

Son of James Alan Eastwood and Charlotte Eastwood, of The Scotlands, Wolverhampton.

918 Robert Williams

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 1792006

Date: 23.11.1944    Age:    Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

919 Joseph Farrell

Rank: Lance Corporal      Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14625235

Date: 24.11.1944    Age:   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

919a Edward Whitby

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6982528

Date: 24.11.1944   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Naples

Son of Harry and Florence Whitby, of Nottingham; husband of Dora Mary Whitby, of Nottingham.

920 John Blackmore

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 4202410

Date: 28.11.1944   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Son of William and Alice Blackmore; husband of Frances Blackmore, of Washington, Sussex.

921 Douglas Smith

Rank: Sergeant      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3773902

Date: 29.11.1944   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Son of Joshua and Elizabeth Ann Smith, of Moss Bank, Lancashire; husband of May Smith.

922 Frank Howell

Rank: Sergeant      Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7044121

Date: 29.11.1944   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Son of William Beresford Howell and Lilian Elizabeth Howell; husband of Mary Josephine Howell, of Easton, Wells, Somerset.


December 1944.

923 Walter Cartledge

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6981583

Date: 01.12.1944   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Son of John Frederick and Miriam Cartledge, of Derby.

924 Harold White

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 5674611

Date: 01.12.1944   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Son of Edwin and Elizabeth White, of Bridgwater, Somerset.

925 Frederick Rudd

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6982654

Date: 01.12.1944   Age: 29   Place of burial: Santerno Valley

Son of Albert and Louisa Rudd; husband of Gladys Daisy Rudd, of Woolwich, London.

926 James Plunkett

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14525206

Date: 04.12.1944   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Bologna

Son of William and Eliza Plunkett, of Harlesden, Middlesex.

927 Patrick Joseph Brady

Rank : Lieutenant     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 289889

Date: 04.12.1944    Age:   Place of burial:  Cassino Memorial

Lieutenant Brady was attached to the 1st  Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers in the Tunisian battles in 1943 and fell into a slit trench during darkness on the night of 20 January. He broke his leg. Brady was promoted to the temporary rank of assistant captain on 19 January 1943.

Son of Terence Brady, and of Eva Christina Brady, of Holloway, London.

928 Brendan Hickey

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6984998

Date: 04.12.1944   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Cassino Memorial

Son of William and Esther Hickey, of Dublin.

929 William Hilliam

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6986023

Date: 05.12.1944   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Son of Reginald James Hilliam and Ada Gertrude Hilliam, of Sutton Bassett. Northamptonshire.

930 Geert Coetzee

Rank: Captain    Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers, seconded from South African Armoured Corps    Service number: 250903V

Date: 07.12.1944   Age: 34   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

Son of Jan H. and Anna S. Coetzee, of The Gem, Transvaal, South Africa. B.A., LL.B., Advocate.

931 Frederick McLernon

Rank: Lance Corporal      Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14617699

Date: 12.12.1944   Age: 32   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Son of Francis John and Martha Ann McLernon; husband of Jean McLernon, of Aughnacloy, Co. Tyrone.

932 Edward Niblock

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7043745

Date: 19.12.1944   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Son of Hugh and Minnie Niblock, of Belfast; husband of Gladys Niblock, of Belfast.

933 John Dickson

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 1297083

Date: 19.12.1944    Age:   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Son of Richard and Rebecca Dickson, of Dunfermline, Fife.

934 Albert Parish

Rank: Lieutenant    Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers, attached from Gloucestershire Regiment   Service number: 292941

Date: 19.12.1944   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Lieutenant Albert Parish was accompanying commander of the Faughs John Coldwell-Horsfall after a night raid on 19 December 1944 when a mortar bomb exploded close by. Parish was killed, and Coldwell-Horsfall suffered serious leg injuries. When he recovered, he was posted to the staff of Army HQ. Coldwell-Horsfall returned to the Irish Brigade as commander of the 2nd Battalion of the London Irish Rifles when it took up occupation duties in southern Austria after the end of the war.

Son of Albert John and Florence Parish; husband of Barbara Parish.

935 Albert Sutcliffe

Rank: Sergeant      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6981504

Date: 23.12.1944    Age:   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Sutcliffe, of Keighley, Yorkshire.

936 Norman Russ

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6983099

Date: 23.12.1944    Age:   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Son of Linton Thompson Russ and Lily Russ; husband of Vera Annie Russ.

937 Thomas Conley

Rank: Lance Corporal      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6985162

Date: 23.12.1944   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

Son of Elizabeth Conley, of Castlerock, Co. Londonderry; husband of Mary Conley.

938 William Bussey

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 14570754

Date: 27.12.1944   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Arezzo

Son of Joseph Abraham and Ann Louisa Bussey, of Holloway, London.


January 1945.

938a James Woodward

Rank: Corporal      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3774330

Date: 03.01.1945   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Bari

Son of William and Catherine Woodward, of St. Helens, Lancashire.

939 Timothy O’Mara

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6411750

Date: 06.01.1945   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

Son of Cornelius O’Mara, and of Rose Violet O’Mara, of South Acton, Middlesex.

940 Henry Jordan

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14310243

Date: 06.01.1945   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

941 Joseph Foley

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 3909939

Date: 06.01.1945   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

Son of Alfred and Mary Elizabeth Foley, of Bolton, Lancashire.

942 Michael Foley

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7010933

Date: 11.01.1945   Age: 48   Place of burial:  Rome

Son of Hugh and Mary Foley, of Killanne, Co. Wexford; husband of Annie Foley, of Killanne.

943 Leslie Caves

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 13030544

Date: 21.01.1945   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Cassino Memorial

Son of George and Ada Caves, of Kempston, Bedford; husband of D. Caves, of Kempston.

944 Thomas Kidd

Rank: Lance Sergeant    Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers    Service number: 7046470

Date: 26.01.1945        Age:   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley


February 1945.

945 Thomas Warren

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7022597

Date: 01.02.1945   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Arezzo

Son of George James Warren and Edith Warren, of Chingford, Essex.

946 Alexander Baxter

Rank: Private      Unit: London Irish Rifles, attached from ACC    Service number: 70145404

Date: 03.02.1945   Age: 37   Place of burial:  Haldenleeben, Germany

Husband of Mary Minnis Baxter, of Belfast.

947 John Fitzpatrick

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6976463

Date: 17.02.1945   Age: 37   Place of burial:  Florence

Son of James and Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, of Mohill, Co. Leitrim.



Roll of Honour – The Senio to the River Po.

March 1945.

948 Reginald Bartlett

Rank: Lieutenant      Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 327466

Date: 11.03.1945   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Faenza

Lieutenant Bartlett was shot in the head by a German sniper when he raised his head above the south bank of the Senio.

Son of Robert James Bartlett and Florence Bartlett; husband of Eirene Margarita Bartlett, of Georgeham, Devon.

949 John Pottinger

Rank: Lance Corporal      Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 3663317

Date: 11.03.1945   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Faenza

Son of George and Alice Pottinger, of Anfield, Liverpool.

950 Patrick Fahy

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7045679

Date: 12.03.1945   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Faenza

Son of Michael and Elizabeth Fahy; husband of Kate Fahy, of Kilkenny.

951 Norman Johnston

Rank: Sergeant      Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7018844

Date: 15.03.1945   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Faenza

Son of Henry and Elizabeth Johnston, of Bloomfield, Belfast.

951a Philip Kirkham

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14380621

Date: 15.03.1945   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Faenza

Son of Clarence and Eliza Kirkham, of Abbey Hulton, Stoke-on-Trent.

952 Eric Severn

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6983183

Date: 17.03.1945   Age: 32   Place of burial:  Faenza

Son of Lancelot and Mary Severn; husband of Gladys Severn, of Bulwell, Nottinghamshire.

953 Alexander Price

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6955484

Date: 18.03.1945   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Faenza

954 George Murray MC

Rank: Lieutenant      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers    Service number: 309868

Date: 19.03.1945   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Faenza

Son of George Henry and Susan Murray, of Belfast.

955 Maurice Young

Rank: Lieutenant      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers    Service number: 296607

Date: 20.03.1945   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Faenza

Son of Edward Anderson Young and Matilda Elizabeth Young, of Bangor, Co. Down.

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956 Victor Pywell

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 14516398

Date: 22.03.1945   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Faenza

Son of Harold James Pywell and Susannah Pywell; husband of Laura Irene Pywell, of Derby.

957 Norman Irwin

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14417552

Date: 22.03.1945   Age: 21   Place of burial: Faenza

Son of Robert and Daisy Evelyn Irwin, of Belfast.

958 Eric Nixon

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14605207

Date: 22.03.1945   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Faenza

Son of Milly Nixon, of Warrington, Lancashire.

959 William Hewlett

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 5679506

Date: 26.03.1945   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Faenza

Son of William George and Rosa Hewlett; husband of Gladys Lillian May Hewlett.

960 Frederick Masters

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6983443

Date: 29.03.1945   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Forli

Son of Ellen Masters, of Northampton.


April 1945.

962 Roy Ord

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 4394237

Date: 04.04.1945   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Faenza

Son of Richard and Anne Elizabeth Ord; husband of Louisa Ord, of Owlerton, Sheffield.

962a Richard Howarth

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 1801309

Date: 07.04.1945   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

Son of John and Louisa Howarth, of Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire.

963 Stanley Hughes MM

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 4130995

Date: 08.04.1945   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

Son of Edward Lloyd Hughes and Bertha Hughes; husband of Hilda May Hughes, of Stoneycroft, Lancashire.

964 Samuel Maddison

Rank: Lance Corporal      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers    Service number: 14381465

Date: 13.04.1945   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Faenza

Son of Edgar and Jemima Maddison, of Whitwick, Leicestershire.

965 Timothy O’Farrell MM

Rank: Corporal      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14222433

Date: 13.04.1945   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Faenza

Son of Jeremiah and Honora O’Farrell; husband of Christine O’Farrell, of Bayswater, London.

966 Arthur Ray

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6459782

Date: 13.04.1945   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Faenza

967 William Coyle

Rank: Corporal      Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7019957

Date: 13.04.1945   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Faenza

968 Leslie Caines

Rank: Lance Sergeant      Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 5671415

Date: 14.04.1945   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Faenza

Son of Sidney John and Kate Caines, of Southampton; husband of Kathleen Mary Caines, of Scholing, Southampton.

969 Edwin Edland

Rank: Lance Corporal      Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 6481488

Date: 15.04.1945   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

Son of Charles Walter and Lucinda Phyllis Edland, of Edmonton, Middlesex.

970 Albert Storrar

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7016116

Date: 15.04.1945   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Storrar, of Upper Holloway, London.

971 William Webb

Rank: Lance Corporal      Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7017677

Date: 15.04.1945   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Faenza

Son of William John and Elizebeth Webb, of Herne Hill, London; husband of Doris Lilian Webb, of Herne Hill.

972 William Devlin

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 3245895

Date: 16.04.1945   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Rome

Son of James and Elizabeth Devlin, of Glasgow.

973 Frederick Hyde

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14336994

Date: 17.04.1945   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

Son of Louis and Alice Hyde, of Birmingham; husband of Theodora Hyde, of Winson Green, Birmingham.

974 Alexander Carlin

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6985269

Date: 17.04.1945   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Faenza

Son of William John and Sarah Carlin, of Redcastle, Co. Donegal.

975 Sydney Knapp

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14232780

Date: 17.04.1945   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Faenza

Son of Sydney Alfred and Daisy Knapp, of Harlesden, Middlesex.

976 John Edwards

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14381011

Date: 17.04.1945   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Faenza

Son of John Joseph and Marie Edith Edwards, of Old Swan, Liverpool.

977 John Neary

Rank: Sergeant  Unit : Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3880481

Date: 17.04.1945   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Faenza

Son of William and Mary Neary, of Coppull, Lancashire; husband of Margaret Mary Neary, of Coppull.

978 William McAllister

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 1472432

Date: 17.04.1945   Age: 36   Place of burial:  Faenza

Son of Matthew and Isobella McAllister, of Larne, Co. Antrim; husband of Agnes McAllister, of Larne.

979 Dennis Levis

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6029460

Date: 17.04.1945   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Faenza

Son of Leigh William Levis, and of Amelia Florence Levis, of Romford, Essex.

980 Christopher Rogers

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 7047720

Date: 17.04.1945   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Faenza

Son of Elliot and Lilian May Rogers; husband of Mavis Olga Rogers, of Keresley, Warwickshire.

980a Hugh Dysart

Rank: Lance Serjeant  Unit : Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6979751

Date: 17.04.1945   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Faenza

Son of Hugh and Ellen Dysart; husband of Dilys Dysart, of Portmadoc, Caernarvonshire.

981 David Kay

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 4394321

Date: 18.04.1945   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

Son of John William and Edith Kay, of Middlesbrough, Yorkshire; husband of Gwendoline Kay, of Middlesbrough.

982 John Meredith

Rank: Lance Sergeant      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6984401

Date: 18.04.1945   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

Son of James Gardiner Meredith and Mary Jane Meredith, of Newtownards, Co. Down.

983 John George

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14214770

Date: 18.04.1945   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Faenza

Son of Charles Henry and Annie George, of Custom House, Essex.

984 Laurance Kavanagh

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6980438

Date: 18.04.1945   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Faenza

Son of Margaret Kavanagh, and stepson of John Hutton, of Londonderry.

985 Charles Parkin

Rank: Sergeant      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6985801

Date: 18.04.1945   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Faenza

Son of Robert and Florence Ellen Parkin. of Skillington, Lincolnshire.

986 Harold Bunn

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14549891

Date: 18.04.1945   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Faenza

Son of Samuel and Mary Bunn, of Manchester; husband of Winifred Bunn, of Manchester.

987 Dennis Quinney

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6104423

Date: 18.04.1945   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Faenza

Son of John and Rose Nelly Quinney, of Birmingham.

988 Ernest Marriott

Rank: Lance Corporal      Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 3775114

Date: 19.04.1945   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

989 John Gainey

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 5680281

Date: 19.04.1945   Age: 33   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

Son of Annie Susie Gainey, of Pill, Somerset.

990 Frederick Hipkin

Rank: Corporal      Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14205727

Date: 20.04.1945   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Caserta

Son of Albert George Hipkin, and of Daisy H. Hipkin, of Welling, Kent.

991 Robert Sharman

Rank: Lance Sergeant      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers    Service number: 6982333

Date: 21.04.1945   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

Son of Charles Harry and Rose Kate Sharman, of Wealdstone, Middlesex; husband of Dorothy Sharman.

992 Kenneth Biggs

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6986248

Date: 21.04.1945   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Biggs, of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.

993 Patrick Essling

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14712740

Date: 21.04.1945   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

Son of Albert Fredrick and Maud Alice Essling, of Notting Hill, London.

994 William Emmerson

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 4397694

Date: 21.04.1945   Age: 32    Place of burial: Argenta Gap

995 Charles Cornwall

Rank: Corporal      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3772664

Date: 21.04.1945   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

Son of Charles and Mary Cornwall, of Liverpool; husband of Mary Cornwall, of Liverpool.

996 Clifford Barron

Rank: Lance Corporal      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers    Service number: 4752450

Date: 21.04.1945   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

Son of John Thomas Barron and Mary Elisabeth Barron, of Sheffield.

997 Robert Monaghan

Rank: Lance Corporal      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7014323

Date: 21.04.1945   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

998 George Horton

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7019762

Date: 21.04.1945   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Horton, of Islington, London.

999 John Geoghegan MM

Rank: Sergeant     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7043715

Date: 21.04.1945   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

Son of William and Kathleen Geoghan, of Ashford, Co. Wicklow.

To read Sergeant Geoghegan’s story, please click here. 

1000 Robert Roberts

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 4199315

Date: 21.04.1945    Age: 28   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

Son of David and Nell Roberts; husband of Eleanor W. Roberts, of Buckley, Flintshire.

1001 Alexander Wyllie

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6151488

Date: 21.04.1945   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

Son of Alexander and Martha Wyllie, of Southwark, London.

1002 Alfred Robinson

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14307295

Date: 21.04.1945   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Robinson, of Dartford, Kent.

1003 Stanley Furmage

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7018267

Date: 21.04.1945   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

Son of Hubert and Florence Furmage; husband of Daisy Furmage, of Kentish Town, London.

1004 Alfred Standish

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 5782669

Date: 21.04.1945    Age:   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

Son of Alfred and Dorothy Standish, of Mitcham, Surrey.

1005 David Burrell

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3195596

Date: 21.04.1945   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

Son of David and Catherine Burrell; husband of Janet Burrell.

1006 Albert Tilson

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14217986

Date: 21.04.1945   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

Son of Albert Edward and Eva Florence Tilson. of Millwall, London.

1007 Albert Packham

Rank: Lance Corporal      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers    Service number: 14324363

Date: 21.04.1945   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

Son of George Frederick and Florence May Packham, of Brixton, London.

1008 Maurice Irlam

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 3909624

Date: 21.04.1945   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

Son of Samuel and Gertrude Irlam, of Bolton, Lancashire.

1009 Frank Lee

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 14714024

Date: 21.04.1945   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

Son of John and Emma Lee, of Eckington, Derbyshire.

1010 Arthur Boddis

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 14560072

Date: 21.04.1945   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

Son of William and Gladys G. Boddis, of Blackpool, Lancashire.

1011 John Duffy

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6410456

Date: 21.04.1945   Age: 32   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

Son of Frederick and Bridget Duffy; husband of Margaret M. Duffy, of Ardrahan, Co. Galway.

1012 Sidney Chandler

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers   Service number: 6460234

Date: 21.04.1945   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

Son of William Samuel and Elizabeth Chandler; husband of Betty May Chandler, of Tottenham, Middlesex.

1013 William Lunn MM

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6977517

Date: 24.04.1945   Age: 35   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

Son of John and Isabella Lunn; husband of Dorothy Gertrude Lunn, of Ballyculter, Co. Down.

1014 Edwin Yates

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14202837

Date: 24.04.1945   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

Son of Walter H. and Hilda Yates, of Blackpool, Lancashire.

1015 Edwin Hunt

Rank: Rifleman     Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 14582681

Date: 26.04.1945   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Ravenna

Son of George James Hunt and Catherine Teresa Hunt, of East Ham, Essex.



Roll of Honour – Austria.

May 1945 onwards.

1017 James Kelly

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3129599

Date: 13.05.1945   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Klagenfurt

1019 William Livesey

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3768494

Date: 23.06.1945   Age: 36   Place of burial:  Klagenfurt

1020 John Mingle

Rank: Lance Corporal      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers    Service number: 6979960

Date: 21.07.1945   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Klagenfurt

Son of Daniel and Violet Mingle; husband of Mary Josephine Mingle, of Dungannon, Co. Tyrone.

1021 Ernest Cochrane MC

Rank: Major      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 66685

Date: 21.07.1945   Age: 32   Place of burial:  Klagenfurt

Son of Sir Ernest Cochrane 2nd Bt., J.P., and of Lady Cochrane (nee Schumacher), of Coggeshall, Essex.

1022 Frederick Gilligan MM

Rank: Sergeant     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.   Service number: 6975565

Date: 01.10.1945   Age: 34   Place of burial:  Klagenfurt

Husband of Dorothy Irene Gilligan, of Swindon, Wiltshire.

To read more about Sergeant Gilligan, please click here.

1023 Alexander Trainor

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6978953

Date: 19.12.1945   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Padua

Son of James and Maria Trainor; husband of Margaret Trainor, of Handsworth, Birmingham.

1024 David McCullough

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6983683

Date: 30.03.1946   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Klagenfurt

Son of James and Mary McCullough.

1025 Sidney Smith

Rank: Lance Corporal      Unit: London Irish Rifles   Service number: 7047823

Date: 03.04.1946   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Florence

Son of Thomas and Mary Louisa Smith, of Church Lawford, Warwickshire.


 

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