Hi All, I'm recently signed up to this Forum but with this year, 2019, being the 75th Anniversary of D-Day it seems an opportune moment to undertake some family research and so I wonder what may turn up through this site. My name is David Hartridge and my Uncle John, aged 21, was in the Anzio Landings as a Lieutenant with the 67th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery having advanced from North Africa via the invasion of Sicily. He was killed in a freak occurrence in the Apennine Mountains on 13th October 1944. He and four fellow offices were off-duty and had retired to a farm house being used as officers quarters when a stray shell came over the hill and exploded on the window sill of their room killing them all outright. He was initially buried in the village of Palazzuolo in the foothills. His battery commander was Major Dick Shepherd whose father was Archdeacon of Worcester Cathedral. He wrote to my Grandparents. In 1954 my Father and his parents made a pilgrimage and they found the farm house and were shown the very room, still pitted with shell fragments. I was born two months after Uncle John was killed and hence my middle name is John. He is now buried in the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Faenza, Eastern Italy and this October my wife and I are making our own pilgrimage. I feel I must, just once in my lifetime, visit my Uncle's grave. We will visit it on Sunday 13th October, exactly 75 years to the day. If anyone knows anything about the activities of my Uncle's regiment or has been to Faenza War Cemetery I will be pleased to hear from them. Thank you.