Hi all, My great- grandfather Kazimierz was a sniper in Anders army and fought at Monte Cassino. He survived but was killed August 1944 at the Metauro river aged 26. He was Polish but was under the control of the British army so I have managed to get hold of his military record and have almost finished translating it into English. I am doing this for his son, who is now very elderly and wants to know more about the father he doesn't remember. (They were deported by the Russians into a Siberian gulag and then left with Anders army, making to to Iran and so on) I see from his record that he was shot in the knee on May 12th 1944 on Phantom Ridge and was taken to hospital A. A few questions really- Where can I find more info about the fighting on this ridge, how important it was and so on so forth. I wanted to be able to write up a narrative on my pradziadeks war for my great uncle and explaining what he was doing and why when he was injured is important. Following on from that: where was hospital A? Would anybody know that? Doubly interested in this because my great, great uncle Józef Pietryka (Kazimierz's brother in law) was a medic in Anders army. I see that people are extremely knowledgeable on this forum so I was wondering if anybody, familiar with Polish II Corps, would be able to tell me about the 5th Kresowna division, namely the 18th Lwowski batalion (strzelców/riflemen) were doing around the Metuaro on August 21st (the date my pradziadek was killed). A soldier who served with Kazimierz said that he beat seven bells out of a German soldier with his fists (hit him so hard it echoed apparently) but I was led to believe that Kazimierz was machine gunned in the water. He was a master corporal- we do know that whatever the exact circumstances of his death were (it just says "fell on the field of glory" on his death certificate), he saved lives as he was later awarded the Virtuti Militari. Sorry for waffling, I was just wondering if anybody has any lit or research on the actual crossing of the Metauro. Kazimierz was buried at Ostra the day after his death, and was later exhumed and reinterred at Loreto. I have visited a few times but the weeks leading up to his death are still very unclear. I wish I had asked my great grandmother when she was still alive.