Irish Brigade

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

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Part VIII – Sangro River / Moro River cemeteries


The Sangro River and Canadian Moro River CWGC cemeteries are the final resting place of over 200 men from the Irish Brigade. 


  Memorial to men of the 8th Indian Division.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sangro River cemetery is set on a ridge to the south of the river, and from near its entrance there is a fantastic view northwards across the Sangro River valley towards the Mozzagrogna/Fossacesia ridge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Men who are buried near the Sangro River include those who fell during the October to December 1943 campaign period on the Adriatic coast as well as a number, who were killed later in the month in central Italy near to Castel di Sangro.

 Major Paddy Proctor.

 

 Major Hobo Crocker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Major Dennis Dunn.

 

 Major Sidney Bunch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Major Tommy Wood.

 

L/Sgt Hugh Donaghy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Captain Joe Beglin.

 

Fusilier Harry Dye of the Royal Fusiliers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     


The Canadian Moro River cemetery is close to the southern outskirts of Ortona, which at the end of December 1943 was the scene of desperate street fighting for the Canadians, who had relieved the Irish Brigade on 5th December 1943.


 

 

 Lieutenant Marmorstein.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  



 

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