October 21. Ulster Rifles and Artillery in liberation of Italy. Roll of Honour

Autumn takes hold and the colours at CWGC cemeteries are now changing, as at the WW2 Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery in the Netherlands. In today’s Roll of Honour twenty-three men represent their comrades who fell on this date. Eight men of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers died in 1914 and are named on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium. Five of them were from Derry. The WW2 entries reflect the cost of liberating Italy. James Gilmour from Derry and James Mark from Limavady fell with the 9th (Derry) Royal Artillery regiment in 1943 near Naples. James Blair from Larne and William Murphy from Portadown of the Royal Ulster Rifles fell in 1944 near Santerno Valley.

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