Royal Irish Fusilier Edward Graham’s grave was finally found by his twin sons last week, more than 74 years after he died in a German ambush near Maletto in August 1943.
Edward and Sydney Graham attended the rededication ceremony for their father at Catania Commonwealth War Grave (CWGC) cemetery on 4th October 2017. Previously, the grave’s headstone had been engraved with the words “Known unto God”.
The rededication, organised by the MoD’s Joint Compassionate and Casualty Centre, was attended by the Defence Attache at the UK’s Rome Embassy, Lt Col Lindsay MacDuff, and former Commanding Officers of the Royal Irish Rangers, Lt General Sir Phillip Trousdell and Lt Colonel Phillip Baxter.
A delegation from the Royal Irish Regiment including its chaplain, Padre Ivan Linton, a piper and a bugler were in attendance.
Representatives of the town of Piedimonte Etneo also attending the ceremony.