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. EOD Carney, Patrick

    SURNAME Carney FORENAME Patrick UNIT 18 Bomb Disposal Company,Royal Engineers RANK Sapper NUMBER 1913372 DATE OF DEATH 8th January 1944 AGE 26 GRAVESITE Salerno War Cemetery,Italy III.D.37 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of John and Elizabeth (nee Parker)...
  4. 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...
  5. RM CDOS Wray, Peter Francis Hugh

    SURNAME Wray FORENAME Peter Francis Hugh UNIT 41 Commando RANK Lieutenant NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 17th September 1943 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Salerno War Cemetery,Italy II.E.24 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of Leslie Hugh and Margery Wray,East Molesey,Surrey awarded Mention in...
  6. RM CDOS Wilkinson, Raymond Desmond

    SURNAME Wilkinson FORENAME Raymond Desmond UNIT 41 Commando RANK Marine NUMBER PO/X 103947 DATE OF DEATH 18th September 1943 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Salerno War Cemetery,Italy IV.E.18 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of Daniel Broadhurst and Alice Madaline Wilkinson,Wallasey...
  7. RM CDOS Whitman, Edward Thomas John

    SURNAME Whitman FORENAME Edward Thomas John UNIT 41 Commando RANK Marine NUMBER PLY/X 109373 DATE OF DEATH 12th September 1943 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Salerno War Cemetery,Italy V.A.39 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of Edward Thomas and Mary Ann Whitman,Hoxton,London died Salerno
  8. RM CDOS Thomson, Hugh

    SURNAME Thomson FORENAME Hugh UNIT 41 Commando RANK Lance Corporal NUMBER PO/X 106815 DATE OF DEATH 17th September 1943 AGE 34 GRAVESITE Salerno War Cemetery,Italy II.E.29 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of Thomas and Grace Thomson husband of Margaret Thomson,12 Walton...
  9. RM CDOS Taaffe, William

    SURNAME Taaffe FORENAME William UNIT 41 Commando RANK Marine NUMBER PLY/X 103178 DATE OF DEATH 17th September 1943 AGE 23 GRAVESITE Salerno War Cemetery,Italy I.A.24 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of George and May Taaffe,Preston,Lancashire husband of Nora Taaffe brother...
  10. RM CDOS Stradling, Robert Fettes (Bob)

    SURNAME Stradling FORENAME Robert Fettes (Bob) UNIT 41 Commando (P Troop) RANK Sergeant NUMBER EX/3351 DATE OF DEATH 17th September 1943 AGE 23 GRAVESITE Salerno War Cemetery,Italy II.E.34 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of Charles and Elizabeth Stradling husband of Doris...
  11. RM CDOS Shannon, Christopher James

    SURNAME Shannon FORENAME Christopher James UNIT 41 Commando RANK Marine NUMBER PLY/X 104032 DATE OF DEATH 17th September 1943 AGE GRAVESITE Salerno War Cemetery,Italy I.A.19 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of Violet May Shannon,Town Hill,Swansea,Glamorgan died Salerno
  12. RM CDOS Scott, William Cameron

    SURNAME Scott FORENAME William Cameron UNIT 41 Commando RANK Marine NUMBER PO/X 106813 DATE OF DEATH 17th September 1943 AGE 33 GRAVESITE Salerno War Cemetery,Italy II.E.Coll.grave 20-22 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of Andrew and Margaret Scott,Dundee husband of Margaret...
  13. RM CDOS Scott, Lawrence Richard

    SURNAME Scott FORENAME Lawrence Richard UNIT 41 Commando RANK Lieutenant NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 13th September 1943 AGE 36 GRAVESITE Salerno War Cemetery,Italy V.A.38 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of Charles Purvis and Charlotte (nee Vincent) Scott KIA Salerno
  14. RM CDOS Robinson, John

    SURNAME Robinson FORENAME John UNIT 41 Commando RANK Marine NUMBER PO/X 105512 DATE OF DEATH 16th September 1943 AGE 23 GRAVESITE Salerno War Cemetery,Italy VI.A.22 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of John and Anne Robinson,Salford,Lancashire nephew of Mrs...
  15. RM CDOS Robinson, George Thomas

    SURNAME Robinson FORENAME George Thomas UNIT 41 Commando RANK Lance Corporal NUMBER PO/X 108029 DATE OF DEATH 17th September 1943 AGE 34 GRAVESITE Salerno War Cemetery,Italy II.E.19 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of George Butler and Ellen Louisa Robinson died Salerno
  16. RM CDOS Reader, Ronald

    SURNAME Reader FORENAME Ronald UNIT 41 Commando RANK Marine NUMBER PO/X 111108 DATE OF DEATH 12th September 1943 AGE 20 GRAVESITE Salerno War Cemetery,Italy V.B.14 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of Arthur and Sarah Reader,Bolton,Lancashire died Salerno
  17. RM CDOS Proctor, John Webster

    SURNAME Proctor FORENAME John Webster UNIT 41 Commando RANK Marine NUMBER PO/X 106796 DATE OF DEATH 10th September 1943 AGE 34 GRAVESITE Salerno War Cemetery,Italy I.E.34 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of William and Jessie Daer Proctor,Kirkintilloch,Dunbartonshire died Salerno
  18. RM CDOS Proctor, Bert

    SURNAME Proctor FORENAME Bert UNIT 43 Commando RANK Corporal NUMBER PO/X 103065 DATE OF DEATH 10th February 1944 AGE GRAVESITE Salerno War Cemetery,Italy V.A.36 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION died Salerno
  19. RM CDOS O'Brien, Kenneth William John Croft

    SURNAME O'Brien FORENAME Kenneth William John Croft UNIT 41 Commando RANK Marine NUMBER CH/X 104568 DATE OF DEATH 12th September 1943 AGE 20 GRAVESITE Salerno War Cemetery,Italy V.A.37 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of W. and Mrs O'Brien,Fallowfield,Manchester died Salerno
  20. RM CDOS Nunney, Ronald Harry

    SURNAME Nunney FORENAME Ronald Harry UNIT 41 Commando RANK Marine NUMBER PO/X 105243 DATE OF DEATH 12th September 1943 AGE 23 GRAVESITE Salerno War Cemetery,Italy V.B.6 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of Robert Henry and Kathleen Mary Nunney,Shepherd's Bush,London died Salerno
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