Worcestershire Regiment in Italy

Discussion in 'British Army Units - Others' started by mark rogers, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. mark rogers

    mark rogers Member

    I am conducting research into the men on the King’s School Worcester war memorials The intention is to produce a commemorative book to mark the end of WW1. I am looking to find details of how men were killed and if possible obtain a photograph of the individual. Could anyone help with the following casualty?
    GILSON, Eric Louis Rawlinson Captain 130335 Worcestershire Regiment buried CORIANO RIDGE WAR CEMETERY, Italy 28 died 16/10/1944
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Sorry have I missed something here , the book is to commemerate the end of WW1 but you are asking for details os someone who died in WW2 (1944 to be precise) ??????

  3. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member


    I can get you that photo but I will not be in the cemetery until 21 Apr 18. I suspect that he was a Staff Officer because no formed units of the Worcestershire Regiment were on Op OLIVE - the attack on the Gothic Line.


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  4. mark rogers

    mark rogers Member

    Hi TD
    To clarify - Since no book exists detailing the men on the two memorials we are aiming to produce one. Since the end of WW1 will be commemorated this year it would seem a good point at which to produce such a book, hence the research into WW2
    (P.S. Will future generations view them as two distinct wars or will they be seen as two parts of the same conflict?)

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