Having obtained the 1st South Lancashire's War Diary I can now reasonably confirm that a family friend on Andrea's side, Andrea's Great Uncles best mate who served in the battalion with him, was killed by Geram artillery fire.
We visited his grave a few years ago when the cemetery was being re-devoloped and placed a cross at his grave.
The message on the cross reads:
From your best mates family, The O'Neils.
Fought together but never survived together.
Thanks to Geoff's SE I suspect these are the eight casualties listed in the battalions war diary.
001 CARROLL PJJ 3654460 1ST BN 29/05/1940 SOUTH LANCASHIRE REGIMENT
002 CONNOR W 3654407 1ST BN 29/05/1940 SOUTH LANCASHIRE REGIMENT
003 CUMMINS T 3649622 1ST BN 30/05/1940 SOUTH LANCASHIRE REGIMENT
004 DEAKIN WW 3654524 1 ST BN 31/05/1940 SOUTH LANCASHIRE REGIMENT
005 HENDERSON R 3651065 1ST BN 31/05/1940 SOUTH LANCASHIRE REGIMENT
006 JOHNSON R 3653253 1ST BN 31/05/1940 SOUTH LANCASHIRE REGIMENT
007 JOPSON A 3647464 1ST BN 31/05/1940 SOUTH LANCASHIRE REGIMENT
008 MURPHY WE 3650143 1ST BN 31/05/1940 SOUTH LANCASHIRE REGIMENT
Edited by Drew5233, 08 July 2012 - 11:04 PM.