salerno war cemetery

On 3 September 1943 the Allies invaded the Italian mainland, the invasion coinciding with an armistice made with the Italians who then re-entered the war on the Allied side. Allied objectives were to draw German troops from the Russian front and more particularly from France, where an offensive was planned for the following year.

Commonwealth and American forces landed near Salerno on 8-9 September 1943 and there was fierce fighting for some days in the bridgehead that they established. The site for the cemetery was chosen in November 1943 and it contains many burials resulting from the landings and the fighting that followed, but graves were also brought in later from a wide area of south-western Italy. The 59th General Hospital was in the vicinity of Salerno at the end of 1943 and early in 1944.

Salerno War Cemetery contains 1,846 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 107 of them unidentified. One casualty of the First World War is also commemorated in the cemetery by special memorial, his grave in a local civil cemetery having been lost. The cemetery was designed by Louis de Soissons.
  1. EOD Evans, Horace

    SURNAME Evans FORENAME Horace UNIT 43 Bomb Disposal Section,Royal Engineers RANK Sergeant NUMBER 2198817 DATE OF DEATH 8th January 1944 AGE 32 GRAVESITE Salerno War Cemetery,Italy III.D.41 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of Robert Watkin and Eliza Evans,West...
  2. EOD Biddle, Francis George

    SURNAME Biddle FORENAME Francis George UNIT 43 Bomb Disposal Section,Royal Engineers RANK Sapper NUMBER 2014060 DATE OF DEATH 8th January 1944 AGE 28 GRAVESITE Salerno War Cemetery,Italy III.D.45 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 20.05.1915, Holborn, London father Joseph...
  3. SAS Ball, John Henry

    SURNAME Ball FORENAME John Henry UNIT Special Raiding Squadron RANK Lance Bombardier NUMBER 5186123 DATE OF DEATH 5th September 1943 AGE 20 GRAVESITE Salerno War Cemetery,Italy VI.C.26 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Royal Artillery ("Gloucs. Reg.,R.A." - PRO) born...
  4. RM CDOS Chiverall, Richard Stoney

    SURNAME Chiverall FORENAME Richard Stoney UNIT 40 Commando RANK Lieutenant NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 8th September 1943 AGE GRAVESITE Salerno War Cemetery,Italy V.D.20 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parents killed in car accident 1930s educated USA brother was officer in Middlesex...
  5. ARMY CDOS Wright, Dennis Raymond

    SURNAME Wright FORENAME Dennis Raymond UNIT 2 Commando RANK Private NUMBER 5127463 DATE OF DEATH 13th September 1943 AGE 18 GRAVESITE Salerno War Cemetery,Italy III.E.31 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Royal Warwickshire Regiment born Birmingham resided Birmingham son...
  6. ARMY CDOS Wellington, Henry Valerian George Wellesley,6th Duke of (Morny)

    SURNAME Wellington FORENAME Henry Valerian George Wellesley,6th Duke of (Morny) UNIT 2 Commando (2 Troop) RANK Captain NUMBER 56864 DATE OF DEATH 16th September 1943 AGE 31 GRAVESITE Salerno War Cemetery,Italy III.B.43 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Duke of...
  7. ARMY CDOS Veitch, John Young

    SURNAME Veitch FORENAME John Young UNIT 2 Commando RANK Private NUMBER 3188895 DATE OF DEATH 13th September 1943 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Salerno War Cemetery,Italy III.E.29 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Royal Scots born Roxburghshire resided Selkirkshire son of Thomas and...
  8. ARMY CDOS Tarrant, William John (Johnny)

    SURNAME Tarrant FORENAME William John (Johnny) UNIT 2 Commando RANK Rifleman NUMBER 6921429 DATE OF DEATH 18th September 1943 AGE 20 GRAVESITE Salerno War Cemetery,Italy IV.C.42 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Rifle Brigade born Surrey resided Surrey son of William...
  9. ARMY CDOS Rubin, Leonard

    SURNAME Rubin FORENAME Leonard UNIT 2 Commando (4 Troop) RANK Corporal NUMBER 6147484 DATE OF DEATH 11th September 1943 AGE 25 GRAVESITE Salerno War Cemetery,Italy II.E.47 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit East Surrey Regiment born London E resided London E son of Harry...
  10. ARMY CDOS Rosling, John Douglas

    SURNAME Rosling FORENAME John Douglas UNIT 2 Commando RANK Lieutenant NUMBER 74664 DATE OF DEATH 14th September 1943 AGE 25 GRAVESITE Salerno War Cemetery,Italy V.A.24 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Welch Regiment born Carmarthenshire son of Maj.Douglas Wallington...
  11. ARMY CDOS Mason, Frank Stanley

    SURNAME Mason FORENAME Frank Stanley UNIT 2 Commando RANK Lieutenant NUMBER 149207 DATE OF DEATH 13th September 1943 AGE 31 GRAVESITE Salerno War Cemetery,Italy V.B.2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Recce Corps,R.A.C. born Pembrokeshire resided London SW son of David...
  12. ARMY CDOS Lawrie, Thomas Dick

    SURNAME Lawrie FORENAME Thomas Dick UNIT 2 Commando RANK Major NUMBER 47603 DATE OF DEATH 13th September 1943 AGE 33 GRAVESITE Salerno War Cemetery,Italy V.B.1 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Royal Scots born Huntingdonshire resided Gloucestershire husband of Rosemary...
  13. ARMY CDOS Killeen, Martin

    SURNAME Killeen FORENAME Martin UNIT 2 Commando RANK Private NUMBER 404846 DATE OF DEATH 10th September 1943 AGE GRAVESITE Salerno War Cemetery,Italy IV.B.48 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment born Gateshead,Co.Durham resided...
  14. ARMY CDOS Jackson, Joseph

    SURNAME Jackson FORENAME Joseph UNIT 2 Commando RANK Private NUMBER 3655268 DATE OF DEATH 16th September 1943 AGE 23 GRAVESITE Salerno War Cemetery,Italy I.A.28 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit South Lancashire Regiment born Warrington,Lancashire son of Joseph and...
  15. ARMY CDOS Gould, Norman Patrick

    SURNAME Gould FORENAME Norman Patrick UNIT 2 Commando RANK Rifleman NUMBER 877100 DATE OF DEATH 13th September 1943 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Salerno War Cemetery,Italy III.E.25 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit 2 Bn London Irish Rifles,Royal Ulster Rifles born London SW resided...
  16. ARMY CDOS Garland, Lindsay Ernest Albert

    SURNAME Garland FORENAME Lindsay Ernest Albert UNIT 2 Commando (2 Troop) RANK Sergeant NUMBER 6012353 DATE OF DEATH 16th September 1943 AGE GRAVESITE Salerno War Cemetery,Italy III.B.41 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Essex Regiment born Essex resided Essex son of...
  17. ARMY CDOS Formoy, Donald Neville

    SURNAME Formoy FORENAME Donald Neville UNIT 2 Commando RANK Lance Corporal NUMBER 6467881 DATE OF DEATH 13th September 1943 AGE GRAVESITE Salerno War Cemetery,Italy V.B.3 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) born York resided...
  18. ARMY CDOS Ellis, Arthur Alfred Burdon

    SURNAME Ellis FORENAME Arthur Alfred Burdon UNIT 3 Commando RANK Captain NUMBER 191508 DATE OF DEATH 2nd September 1943 AGE 33 GRAVESITE Salerno War Cemetery,Italy V.D.5 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Royal Army Service Corps born India resided Berkshire son of...
  19. ARMY CDOS Drury, Charles Henry

    SURNAME Drury FORENAME Charles Henry UNIT 2 Commando RANK Private NUMBER 6019959 DATE OF DEATH 10th September 1943 AGE 25 GRAVESITE Salerno War Cemetery,Italy III.B.42 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Essex Regiment born London E resided London E husband of Theresa...
  20. ARMY CDOS Day, Arthur Frank

    SURNAME Day FORENAME Arthur Frank UNIT 2 Commando RANK Private NUMBER 6350696 DATE OF DEATH 17th September 1943 AGE 20 GRAVESITE Salerno War Cemetery,Italy I.A.20 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment born London SE resided London SE son...
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