Pte Harold Pringle - Canadian Army - Executed Italy 5th July 1945

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  1. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member


    I’ve just come across the digitised service papers of the above described who was one of 3 men (British Soldier & British Sailor) executed for the Murder of a Pte MacGillivray, Canadian Army, in Rome 1st November 1944.

    All the accused and the deceased were deserters living in Rome at the time of the offence.

    Pringle was the only Canadian serviceman to be executed during WW2.

    It’s quite a big file - 1001 pages - but may be of interest to some members. Summary of court martial evidence starts P644 - includes post mortem photos..

    Internet searches mention Canadian authors published books on the matter in 1958 and 2002. See this thread from 2014 started by Canuck

    The Secret Execution Of Private Pringle

    Last edited: Dec 17, 2018
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    alieneyes Senior Member

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  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Steve - would like to see them - also were there any post mortem photos :unsure::rolleyes::)

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  4. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Hi TD,

    Well spotted. Typo corrected. I did think to myself “deceased” was a superfluous word so I’m glad you appear to agree with me :salut:

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