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 was the son of Fred and Annie Farthing of Grimsby. His 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 This information may have been outdated if Farthing had died of his injuries later in the day without the knowledge of the author of the diaries.

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

Rifleman Clutterbuck was the son of Harry and Winifred May of Portskewett, Monmouthshire in Wales.

20 William Farnan

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

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

Fusilier Farnan was the son of William and Jean Farnan of Higher Broughton, Salford.

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. Lunn was shot and died.

January 1943.

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 20 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. Carruthers lived in Katesbridge County Down with his wife Doris. His parents were Lieutenant-Commander Robert Carruthers of the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve and Rose Carruthers of Blindley Heath Surrey.

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 led by Lieutenant McCaldin on the night of 2 January. He was reported overdue at 7am on 5 January. The war diaries record that he and his whole patrol including 20 other ranks “must be considered captured”. McKee had been in fact killed on the night of 4 January in one of the incidents that night. He was the son of Phineas and Helen McKee.

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 to enemy fire.” Page 23, Chapter 2, Clear the Way by Richard Doherty, 1993. He was the 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

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

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. Andrews was the 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 1500. He was killed in the same incident as Lieutenant Andrews (above).

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 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.

38 George Sipson

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

Date: 13.01.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Massicault

Fusilier Simpson 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.

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. His parents were John and Sarah Birds of Youlgreave in 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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

67 Michael McLaughlin

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

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

69 Ronald Pinchin

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

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

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

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. He was the son of Charles and Nelly Voss of Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire. He was married to Norah and lived in 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.

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.

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.

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.

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. He was the son of Hugh and Sarah Lloyd 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

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.

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.

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. He was the son of Mr and Mrs Charles Spencer and wad married to Sybil 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)

95 Kenneth Whalley

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

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

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

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

103 John Livingstone

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

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

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

Captain Hooper was from Loughton in Essex and was married to Edith Hooper. His parents were Frank and Lena Hooper.

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.

159 Alexander Trotter

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

Date: 26.01.1943   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Massicault

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

February 1943.

164 William Kelly

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

Date: 03.02.1943   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Bone

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

175 Raymond Page

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. He was recommended for the MC. Page was the son of Charles and Hilda May of Tottenham.

179 Ernest Reid

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

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

180 Anthony Maguire

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

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

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. He was the son of Alexander and Eileen Boyle of Portnoo, County Donegal.

March 1943.

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. Daly was married to Olive Daly of Belfast. His parents were Christopher and Alicia Daly.

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. He was the son of Robert and Adelaide Black of Hebburn County 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. Towle was from Spilsby in Lincolnshire. He was married to Agnes Towle and his parents were Thomas and Sarah.

215 Douglas Smart

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

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

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

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.

221 James Forbes

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

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

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. He was the son of Hubert Josiah and Anne Beeching; husband of Betty Vera Beeching, of Solihull, Warwickshire. 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.

226 Ernest Brookes

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

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

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. Allen was married to Elizabeth Allen of Barnby Dunn Yorkshire. His parents were Major Henry George Allen and his wife Rosamunde.

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.

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. 

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. 

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. He was the son of Robert and Fanny Tinman of Portadown County 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

251 Harold Ward

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

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

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 Skin’s 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.

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 Skin’s 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 to fatalities and 12 wounded on the day. Some happened when three of the companies entered a minefield.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

273 James Grant

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3196442

Date: 17.04.1943   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab

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

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.

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.

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. He was the 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.

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. He was the son of Frederick and Sarah Poole of Bolton Lancashire.

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.

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.

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.

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. Edwin Hill was the son of Charles and Ethel Hill. He was married to Joyce Hill and lived in New Malden in Surrey.

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. He was the son of Robert Frederick and Gertrude Megginson, of Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire.

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

Pierce Mahony was the son of Michael and Marie Mahony and was married to Christina Mahony. He lived in Selkirk in Scotland.

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. The battalion suffered eight casualties (all other ranks) on 24 April.

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. The battalion suffered eight casualties (all other ranks) on 24 April.

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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. The battalion suffered eight casualties (all other ranks) on 24 April.

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. The battalion suffered eight casualties (all other ranks) on 24 April.

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. The battalion suffered eight casualties (all other ranks) on 24 April.

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. The battalion suffered 16 casualties, all other ranks, on 25 April.

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.

335 Harold Brown

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3718747

Fusilier Brown was killed in the Skins’ attack on Kef el-Senach.

Date: 27.04.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab Memorial

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. Heron was the son of John and Annie Heron of Coagh Country 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-SenachShimwell was born and raised in Bakewell in Derbyshire.

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. He was from Glasgow and was married to Mary Connell.

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. He was the son of John and Ruth 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. He was from Carlisle and his parents were John and Grace McLaughlan.

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. His parents were Joseph and Florence 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. He was the 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. He was the 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 Rice was killed during the Skins’ attack on Kef el-Senach. He was the 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

Fusilier Rice was the son of Christopher and Ivy Grosse of Newark Nottinghamshire.

353 Edward Green

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6980546

Date: 30.04.1943   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Oued Zarga

Fusilier Green was married to Ellen Green of Londonderry. His parents were George and Mary Green.

May 1943.

357 Frank McAleer

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 January 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. He was the husband of Grace McAleer of Aldershot. His parents were Frank and Elizabeth McAleer.

June 1943.

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

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372 Ronald Anthony

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 4209641

Date: 19.07.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Medjez-el-Bab


Roll of Honour – Sicily.

August 1943.

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. Hanley was from Huyton in Lancashire. His parents were Patrick and Bridget Hanley.

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.

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. He was from Belfast. His parents were William and Malvina Walsh.

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.

386a John McCrorie

Rank: Lance Corporal   Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3135255

Date: 02.08.1943   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Catania

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.

395 Samuel Morrow

Rank: Lieutenant     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 279504

Date: 05.08.1943   Age: 32   Place of burial:  Catania

Leutenant Morrow died from wounds suffered in the assault on Point 708 at Centuripe. He was the son of David and Annie Morrow of Killyleagh County Down. He was married to 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

Robert Trainor was from Tyrone and was 18 years old when he was killed. He was the son of William and Sarah Trainor, of Castledawson. The Irish Brigade attack to cross the River Simeto started at 1030am on 5 August and Trainor may have been killed then or died of wounds suffered at the battles for Centuripe of the Salso on 3-4 August.

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 of the Salso on 3-4 August. He was married to Edna Birch from Acocks Green in Birmingham. His parents were Thomas and Evelyn Birch.

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 of the Salso on 3-4 August. He was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Wilde of 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 of the Salso on 3-4 August. He was the husband of Dorothy Way of Malpas, Newport in Monmouthshire. He was the son of William and Mabel Way.

435 Harold Scarse

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7021970

Date: 06.08.1943   Age: 17   Place of burial:  Catania

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.

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. He was the son of William and Violet Curphey of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.


Roll of Honour – Termoli to the Moro River.

October 1943.

492 Thomas Farrow

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7044585

Date: 06.10.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Sangro River

493 William Timmins

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7047734

Date: 06.10.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Sangro River

494 William Smith

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6476507

Date: 06.10.1943   Age: 33   Place of burial:  Sangro River

514b Moffat McCormack

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14211645

Date: 06.10.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Sangro River

570 Albert Cockayne

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6986257

Date: 28.10.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Sangro River

571 Henry Pritchard

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3777031

Date: 28.10.1943   Age: 33   Place of burial:  Sangro River

580a Henry Johnson

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3783411

Date: 28.10.1943   Age: 21   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

585 Peter Awcock

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14379912

Date: 31.10.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Sangro River

590 William Slack

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 4460407

Date: 03.11.1943   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Sangro River

591 Lawrence Bishop

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6981365

Date: 03.11.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Sangro River

592 Henry Camp

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7045009

Date: 03.11.1943   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Sangro River

593 James Byrne

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6985405

Date: 03.11.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Sangro River

594 George Crocker

Rank: Major     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 52604

Date: 03.11.1943   Age: 32   Place of burial:  Sangro River

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

597 Alfred Cooper

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14360249

Date: 03.11.1943   Age: 33   Place of burial:  Sangro River

598 Joseph Wild

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 4757736

Date: 03.11.1943   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Sangro River

599 Peter Bain

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14226110

Date: 03.11.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Sangro River

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

Rank: Lieutenant     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 180163

Date: 03.11.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Sangro River

600c Thomas Jackson

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 4209457

Date: 03.11.1943   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Sangro River

600d Alexander Jeffers

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14415058

Date: 03.11.1943   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Sangro River

600e Emilyn Jones

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3976765

Date: 03.11.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Sangro River

600f Thomas Law

Rank: Lance Sergeant     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7045440

Date: 03.11.1943   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Sangro River

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

604 Arthur Harrison

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7047688

Date: 05.11.1943   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Sangro River

609 Thomas Hill

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6986022

Date: 12.11.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Cassino

610 Robert Walker

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (2nd Bttn)    Service number: 6979926

Date: 12.11.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Cassino

612 Frank Daly

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7019935

Date: 16.11.1943   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Sangro River

613 Leslie Young

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6982317

Date: 20.11.1943   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Sangro River

618 John Roberts

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 2190664

Date: 29.11.1943   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Cassino Memorial

619 Leonard Broadley

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 4745144

Date: 29.11.1943   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Sangro River

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

623 John Brown

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6981579

Date: 29.11.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Sangro River

624 Arthur Flewers

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6482151

Date: 29.11.1943   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Sangro River

640c William Nicholas

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3913841

Date: 29.11.1943   Age: 32   Place of burial:  Sangro River

640d John O’Neill

Rank: Sergeant     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3240113

Date: 29.11.1943   Age: 36   Place of burial:  Sangro River

643a George Huntingdon

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6981860

Date: 30.11.1943   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Sangro River

643b Robert Jones

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14200872

Date: 30.11.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Sangro River

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

645 William Duff

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6979828

Date: 01.12.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Sangro River

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

650a James McCann

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6980029

Date: 01.12.1943   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Moro River

670a Samuel Roberts

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14552025

Date: 02.12.1943   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Sangro River

671 Albert Smith

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3195650

Date: 03.12.1943   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Sangro River

672 Grange Carter

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3776463

Date: 03.12.1943   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Sangro River

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

673c Charles Watts

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6982297

Date: 03.12.1943   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Sangro River

684a Henry Barfoot

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.   Service number: 14220205

Date: 05.12.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Sangro River


Roll of Honour – The Apennines to Trasimene.

689 Reginald Hammond

Rank: Lance Corporal      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers    Service number: 13095559

Date: 28.12.1943   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Sangro River

690 Joseph Beglin

Rank: Captain      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 249845

Date: 30.12.1943   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Sangro River

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

691 Stephen Carter

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14414720

Date: 31.12.1943   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Cassino Memorial

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. 

January 1944.

705 Brendan Doherty

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14434909

Date: 23.03.1944   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Cassino Memorial

706 Henry Bryan

Rank: Corporal      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7045003

Date: 30.03.1944   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Cassino

707 William Delaney

Rank: Corporal      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6981943

Date: 30.03.1944   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Cassino

708 Robert McWilliams

Rank: Sergeant      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7013179

Date: 30.03.1944       Age:    Place of burial:  Cassino

711 James Douglass

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14568367

Date: 05.04.1944   Age: 35   Place of burial:  Cassino

713 Arthur Stead

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14528719

Date: 07.04.1944   Age: 34   Place of burial:  Cassino

715 Robert Gilliland

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3783539

Date: 08.04.1944   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Cassino

716 Robert Habington

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14424520

Date: 08.04.1944   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Cassino

717 Robert Apling

Rank: Corporal      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7044990

Date: 08.04.1944   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Cassino

718 Albert Lyttle

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7015490

Date: 08.04.1944   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Cassino

722 Bernard Ashfield

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7047929

Date: 16.04.1944   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Cassino Memorial

723 John Marzorati

Rank: Lance Corporal      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers    Service number: 6986279

Date: 16.04.1944   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Cassino

Lance Corporal Marzorati was the son of Giuseppe Marzorati and his wife Maria 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

725 Albert Howard

Rank; Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7016884

Date: 17.04.1944   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Cassino

726 Eric Heaton

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14202593

Date: 17.04.1944   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Cassino

727 Francis France

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14236142

Date: 17.04.1944   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Cassino

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

735 Maurice Milner

Rank: Lieutenant      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   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.

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.

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.

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.

740 David Milligan

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.

755 William Farmelo

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14309952

Datr: 16.5.1944   Age: 23       Place of burial:  Cassino

756 Alan Connell

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3194789

Date: 16.05.1944   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Cassino

757 Charles Smith

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6980688

Date: 16.05.1944    Age:   Place of burial:  Cassino

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.

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.

771 Leslie Hill

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14200837

Date: 17.05.1944   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Cassino

772 Basil Curtis-Setchell

Rank: Fusilier   Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, attached from South African Armoured Corps   Service number: 53478V

Date: 17.05.1944   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Cassino

Fusilier Curtis-Setchell was killed in the assault on Piumarola.

788 John Ravenscroft

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7047113

Date: 27.05.1944   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Cassino

800 Francis Byrne

Rank: Sergeant      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7012887

Date: 30.05.1944   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Cassino

June 1944.

802 Francis Girr

Rank: Sergeant      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6976967

Date: 01.06.1944   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Cassino

807 Timothy Cullagh

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6148440

Date: 13.06.1944   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Orvieto

808 Henry Finch

Rank: Lance Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7020426

Date: 14.06.1944   Age: 39   Place of burial:  Bolsena

809 Thomas Crumley

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14437314

Date: 14.06.1944   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Orvieto

810 Thomas Mahoney

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14243939

Date: 14.06.1944   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Orvieto

811 John Young

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 1687795

Date: 14.06.1944   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Orvieto

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

843 Thomas Gordon

Rank: Company Sergeant Major     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers    Service number: 7010877

Date: 23.06.1944   Age: 34   Place of burial:  Bolsena

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.


Roll of Honour – High Apennines.

October 1944.

862 Spencer Jones

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6981965

Date: 09.10.1944   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Cassino Memorial

866 Henry McCabe

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6983712

Date: 20.10.1944   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Cassino Memorial

903 Frank Hughes

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6981167

Date: 23.10.1944   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

909 George Riley

Rank: Corporal      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6981644

Date: 24.10.1944   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

November 1944.

914 Steve Spice

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14512215

Date: 04.11.1944   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

917a George Eastwood

Rank: Corporal     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.   Service number: 7044849

Date: 22.11.1944   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Moro River

920 John Blackmore

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 4202410

Date: 28.11.1944   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

921 Douglas Smith

Rank: Sergeant      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3773902

Date: 29.11.1944   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

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

926 James Plunkett

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14525206

Date: 04.12.1944   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Bologna

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 the son of Terence and Eva Brady of Holloway, London. He was attached to the 1stBattalion of the Royal Irish Rifles 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.

928 Brendan Hickey

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6984998

Date: 04.12.1944   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Cassino Memorial

929 William Hilliam

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6986023

Date: 05.12.1944   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

935 Albert Sutcliffe

Rank: Sergeant      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6981504

Date: 23.12.1944    Age:   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

936 Norman Russ

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6983099

Date: 23.12.1944    Age:   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

937 Thomas Conley

Rank: Lance Corporal      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6985162

Date: 23.12.1944   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Santerno Valley

January 1945.

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.

947 John Fitzpatrick

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6976463

Date: 17.02.1945   Age: 37   Place of burial:  Florence


Roll of Honour – The Senio to the River Po.

March 1945.

952 Eric Severn

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6983183

Date: 17.03.1945   Age: 32   Place of burial:  Faenza

954 George Murray

Rank: Lieutenant      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers    Service number: 309868

Date: 19.03.1945   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Faenza

955 Maurice Young

Rank: Lieutenant      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers    Service number: 296607

Date: 20.03.1945   Age: 24   Place of burial:  Faenza

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956 Victor Pywell

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14516398

Date: 22.03.1945   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Faenza

April 1945.

962 Roy Ord

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 4394237

Date: 04.04.1945   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Faenza

964 Samuel Maddison

Rank: Lance Corporal      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers    Service number: 14381465

Date: 13.04.1945   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Faenza

965 Timothy O’Farrell

Rank: Corporal      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14222433

Date: 13.04.1945   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Faenza

973 Frederick Hyde

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14336994

Date: 17.04.1945   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

974 Alexander Carlin

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6985269

Date: 17.04.1945   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Faenza

975 Sydney Knapp

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14232780

Date: 17.04.1945   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Faenza

976 John Edwards

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14381011

Date: 17.04.1945   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Faenza

977 John Neary

Rank: Sergeant  Unit : Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3880481

Date: 17.04.1945   Age: 29   Place of burial:  Faenza

981 David Kay

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 4394321

Date: 18.04.1945   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

982 John Meredith

Rank: Lance Sergeant      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6984401

Date: 18.04.1945   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

983 John George

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14214770

Date: 18.04.1945   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Faenza

984 Laurance Kavanagh

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6980438

Date: 18.04.1945   Age: 27   Place of burial:  Faenza

985 Charles Parkin

Rank: Sergeant      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6985801

Date: 18.04.1945   Age: 23   Place of burial:  Faenza

986 Harold Bunn

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14549891

Date: 18.04.1945   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Faenza

987 Dennis Quinney

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6104423

Date: 18.04.1945   Age: 22   Place of burial:  Faenza

991 Robert Sharman

Rank: Lance Sergeant      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers    Service number: 6982333

Date: 21.04.1945   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

992 Kenneth Biggs

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6986248

Date: 21.04.1945   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

993 Patrick Essling

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14712740

Date: 21.04.1945   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

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

996 Clifford Barron

Rank: Lance Corporal      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers    Service number: 4752450

Date: 21.04.1945   Age: 25   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

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

999 John Geoghegan MM

Rank: Sergeant     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7043715

Date: 21.04.1945   Age: 26   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

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1000 Robert Roberts

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 4199315

Date: 21.04.1945    Age: 28   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

1001 Alexander Wyllie

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6151488

Date: 21.04.1945   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

1002 Alfred Robinson

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14307295

Date: 21.04.1945   Age: 21   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

1003 Stanley Furmage

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 7018267

Date: 21.04.1945   Age: 30   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

1004 Alfred Standish

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 5782669

Date: 21.04.1945    Age:   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

1005 David Burrell

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 3195596

Date: 21.04.1945   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

1006 Albert Tilson

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 14217986

Date: 21.04.1945   Age: 20   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

1007 Albert Packham

Rank: Lance Corporal      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers    Service number: 14324363

Date: 21.04.1945   Age: 19   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap

1013 William Lunn

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6977517

Date: 24.04.1945   Age: 35   Place of burial:  Argenta Gap


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

1021 Ernest Cochrane

Rank: Major      Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 66685

Date: 21.07.1945   Age: 32   Place of burial:  Klagenfurt

1022 Frederick Gilligan MM

Rank: Sergeant     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.   Service number: 6975565

Date: 01.10.1945   Age: 34   Place of burial:  Klagenfurt

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1023 Alexander Trainor

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6978953

Date: 19.12.1945   Age: 31   Place of burial:  Padua

1024 David McCullough

Rank: Fusilier     Unit: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers   Service number: 6983683

Date: 30.03.1946   Age: 28   Place of burial:  Klagenfurt