BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO, italy

 

Cemetery: BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO

Country: Italy


Lance-Sergeant ANTHONY ASHTON D.C.M., 2721511, 1st Bn., Irish Guards who died age 23 on 04 February 1944

Son of Wilfred and Jane Ashton, of Burnley, Lancashire; husband of Gladys Ashton, of Burnley.

Remembered with honour BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO

Grave/Memorial Reference: XVII. F. 6.

Click here for entry under Gallantry

Lance-Sergeant Ashton D.C.M., was born and lived in Burnley. 


“YOURS WAS THE COURAGE

OURS MUST BE THE FORTITUDE

UNTIL THE DAY DAWNS”



Guardsman STEPHEN BARKER 2722272, 1st Bn., Irish Guards who died age 32 on 04 February 1944

Son of William and Nellie Barker, of Burnley, Lancashire; husband of Phyllis Barker, of Burnley.

Remembered with honour BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO

Grave/Memorial Reference: XVI. G. 10.



Lieutenant CHARLES JAMES WILLIAM BARTLET 174882, 1st Bn., Irish Guards who died age 24

on 08 February 1944

Son of William James Garden Bartlet and Mildred Maud Bartlet; husband of Sylvia Mary Bartlet (nee Wilson), of Pangbourne, Berks.

Remembered with honour BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO

Grave/Memorial Reference: XX. J. 11.


“GRANT HIM O LORD

ETERNAL REST

AND LET LIGHT PERPETUAL

SHINE UPON HIM”


Published in The Irish Times, Monday, June 11, 1945:

LIEUTENANT CHARLES BARTLET, No. 1 Coy., 1st Batt. Irish Guards, wounded night of 7/8 Feb., 1944, at Anzio has not been heard of since. Would any soldier who may have been with him at the time communicate with Major T.W. Kirkwood, Sutton House, Sutton, Co. Dublin?



Lance-Corporal STANLEY BROADBENT 2720379, 1st Bn., Irish Guards who died age 27 on 23 February 1944

Son of Arthur Bennett Broadbent and Clara Broadbent; husband of Hilda Ruth Myfanwy Broadbent, of Honley, Yorkshire. A.R.C.A.

Remembered with honour BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO

Grave/Memorial Reference: XIX. F. 7.



Guardsman FRANCIS ARTHUR HITCHIN 2721856, 1st Bn., Irish Guards who died age 24 on 26 January 1944

Remembered with honour BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO

Grave/Memorial Reference: XVIII. E. 8.



Guardsman WILLIAM JARVIS HOTEN 2720727, 1st Bn., Irish Guards who died age 24 on 23 February 1944

Son of Jarvis and Doris Miriam Hoten, of Newstead Colliery, Nottinghamshire.

Remembered with honour BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO

Grave/Memorial Reference: XX. C. 4.

 


Guardsman MALCOLM McCRACKEN 2718566, 1st Bn., Irish Guards who died on 22 February 1944

Remembered with honour BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO

Grave/Memorial Reference: XX. C. 12.



Guardsman HAROLD YEOMAN TAYLOR 14220910, 1st Bn., Irish Guards who died age 20 on 23 February 1944

Son of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Taylor, of Smallbridge, Rochdale, Lancashire.

Remembered with honour BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO

Grave/Memorial Reference: XVIII. C. 9.



Sergeant JAMES WYLIE, D.C.M., 2719527, 1st Bn., Irish Guards who died age 37 on 24 February 1944

Son of William and Elizabeth Wylie, of Belfast, Northern Ireland; husband of Elizabeth Wylie, of Belfast.

Remembered with honour BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO

Grave/Memorial Reference: XXII. B. 4.

Click here to read James Wylie’s DCM recommendation


“GREATER LOVE

HATH NO MAN THAN THIS,

THAT A MAN LAY DOWN

HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS”



Captain ROBERT NEVILLE DESMOND YOUNG 137409, 1st Bn., Irish Guards who died age 27 on 23 February 1944

Son of Robert Chichester Young and Amy Isabel Young; husband of Mary Young, of Sanderstead, Surrey.

Remembered with honour BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO

Grave/Memorial Reference: XX. C. 1.

See Times article Mar 09, 1944; FALLEN OFFICER, YOUNG




Quis Separabit

 

Historical Information: On 3 September 1943 the Allies invaded the Italian mainland, the invasion coinciding with an armistice made with the Italians who then re-entered the war on the Allied side. Progress through southern Italy was rapid despite stiff resistance, but by the end of October, the Allies were facing the German winter defensive position known as the Gustav Line, which stretched from the river Garigliano in the west to the Sangro in the east. Initial attempts to breach the western end of the line were unsuccessful. Operations in January 1944 landed troops behind the German lines at Anzio, but defences were well organised, and a breakthrough was not actually achieved until May. The site of the cemetery originally lay close to a casualty clearing station. Burials were made direct from the battlefield after the landings at Anzio and later, after the Army had moved forward, many graves were brought in from the surrounding country. Beach Head War Cemetery contains 2,316 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 295 of them unidentified. There is also one First World War burial which was brought into the cemetery from Chiete Communal Cemetery near Rome.


No. of Identified Casualties: 2022



Sources: CWGC; The Times; The Irish Times; SWD WW2

Photos courtesy of W. Anderson, 2008; P. Reed, 2010; C Lewis

Cemetery: BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO

Country: Italy



ADCOCK, REGINALD R GUARDSMAN 5TH BN. Grenadier Guards 2619775 09.02.1944


ARCHER, ERNEST VICTOR E V GUARDSMAN 5TH BN. Grenadier Guards 2618190 26.01.1944


ATKINS, ALBERT A GUARDSMAN 5TH BN. Grenadier Guards 2620142 01.03.1944


BENSON, JOHN FREDERICK J F GUARDSMAN 5TH BN. Grenadier Guards 2621121 25.01.1944


BOULTON, HENRY H GUARDSMAN 6TH BN. Grenadier Guards 2622330 11.02.1944


CANNING, JOSEPH J LANCE SERJEANT 5TH BN. Grenadier Guards 2620319 25.01.1944


COURAGE, ANTHONY JOHN A J LIEUTENANT 5TH BN. Grenadier Guards 207645 09.02.1944


FORRESTER, ROBERT JOHN R J LANCE SERJEANT 5TH BN. Grenadier Guards 2616908 25.01.1944


GRAVES, MICHAEL DEREK M D GUARDSMAN 5TH BN. Grenadier Guards 2623615 12.06.1944


HAZELGROVE, THOMAS WALTER T W GUARDSMAN 5TH BN. Grenadier Guards 2615361 25.01.1944




Honi soit qui mal y pense





Cemetery: BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO

Country: Italy



ADAMS, VIVIAN JOHN V J GUARDSMAN 1ST BN. Scots Guards 2698373 09.02.1944


BALFOUR, ANTHONY MELVILLE A M CAPTAIN 1ST. BN. Scots Guards 72673 09.02.1944


BEGG, JOHN COOPER J C WARRANT OFFICER CLASS II (C.S.M.) 1ST BN. Scots Guards 37321 30.01.1944


BLACKFORD, DOUGLAS CECIL D C CORPORAL 1ST BN. Scots Guards 2695136 08.02.1944


BOATH, WILLIAM W LANCE CORPORAL 1ST BN. Scots Guards 7347286 10.02.1944


BUTLER, PATRICK HENRY STANLEY DANVERS P H S D CAPTAIN (THE HON.) 1ST BN. Scots Guards 200106 28.02.1944


CHEYNE, PETER P LANCE SERJEANT 1ST BN. Scots Guards 2696458 10.02.1944


CHURCHYARD, ERNEST JOHN E J GUARDSMAN 1ST BN. Scots Guards 2701930 11.02.1944


COLLIN, ROBERT R GUARDSMAN 1ST BN Scots Guards 2695231 09.02.1944


CRABTREE, JOCK J GUARDSMAN - Scots Guards 2696538 10.02.1944


CRELLIN, EDWARD STANLEY E S GUARDSMAN 1ST BN. Scots Guards 2697381 02.03.1944


DANIELS, GEORGE HENRY G H SERJEANT 1ST BN. Scots Guards 2693874 09.02.1944


GORDON, DOUGLAS WILLIAM D W GUARDSMAN 1ST BN. Scots Guards 2700183 10.02.1944


HANNAH, JOHN WRIGHT J W SERJEANT 1ST BN. Scots Guards 2693194 10.02.1944


MACFARLANE, JOHN J SERJEANT 2ND BN. Scots Guards 401941 13.02.1944


MCBARNET, DONALD VICTOR CHARLES D V C MAJOR 1ST BN. Scots Guards 17749 28.02.1944


MCELNEA, DAVID HUGH D H GUARDSMAN 1ST BN. Scots Guards 2694136 28.02.1944


MILTON, CHARLES C GUARDSMAN 1ST BN. Scots Guards 2697248 05.02.1944


SCRYMGEOUR WEDDERBURN, DAVID D LIEUTENANT COLONEL CDG. 1ST BN. Scots Guards 53684 01.03.1944


SINCLAIR, JOHN HENRY LUND J H L CAPTAIN 1ST BN. Scots Guards 176764 08.02.1944


SMITH, JAMES J GUARDSMAN 1ST BN. Scots Guards 2701298 10.02.1944

THOMSON, THOMAS T GUARDSMAN 1ST BN. Scots Guards 2692633 29.01.1944


WEIR, ADRIAN JOHN ANTHONY A J A MAJOR 1ST BN. Scots Guards 176758 28.02.1944


WELSH, RICHARD SHARPE R S GUARDSMAN 1ST BN. Scots Guards 2699032 02.03.1944


WHITEHEAD, JACK J GUARDSMAN 1ST BN. Scots Guards 2697699 11.02.1944


WIDDERSON, LESLIE EDWARD L E LIEUTENANT 1ST BN. Scots Guards 233191 28.02.1944


WOOD, WILLIAM W LANCE CORPORAL 1ST BN. Scots Guards 2695267 28.02.1944




Nemo Me Impune Lacessit





Cemetery: BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO

Country: Italy



Guardsman GEORGE WILLIAM GREEN 2737474, 3rd Bn., Welsh Guards who died age 28 on 09 June 1944
Son of George Williams Green and Elsie Green; husband of Ivy Doreen Green, of Surbiton, Surrey.
Remembered with honour BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO
Grave/Memorial Reference: XXI. G. 3.

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