Remembering today 17.5.44 - Lawrence Franklyn-Vaile, Royal Irish Fusiliers and 10 other men from the Irish Brigade who died on 17th May 1944 in their successful attacks on Monte Cerro, and Piumarola. Fusilier William Stoddart - 1 Faughs. Fusilier Dennis Dugdale - 1 Faughs. Fusilier Bernard Mannion - 1 Faughs. L/Cpl John Williamson - 6 Skins. Fusilier Victor Moss - 6 Skins. Cpl John Williams - 6 Skins. Cpl Leslie Hill - 6 Skins. Fusilier Basil Curtis-Setchell - 6 Skins. Rfn James Ryalls - 2 Irish Rifles. L/Cpl Joseph Brodie - 2 Irish Rifles. On 17th May 1944, in Italy, a total of 145 men were killed : 71 serving with British forces, 2 serving with the New Zealanders, 61 with the Canadians, 6 with the Indians and 5 with the South Africans. We will remember them all. Lawrie Franklyn Vaile was previously wounded at San Salvo on 27 Oct 1943. FRANKLYN-VAILE, LAWRENCE Rank: Major Service No: 149084 Date of Death: 17/05/1944 Age: 33 Regiment/Service: Royal Irish Fusiliers "C" Coy., 1st Bn. Grave Reference XI. G. 3. Cemetery CASSINO WAR CEMETERY Additional Information: Son of Thomas Guy Vaile and Violette Beryl Jane Vaile; husband of Olive Franklyn-Vaile, of Blackburn, Victoria, Australia.