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9 R FUSILIERS were part of 167 Infantry Brigade in 56 Infantry Division.  The Division landed at Salerno in Sep 43 and then progressed slowly northwards.  They crossed the Volturno in Oct 43 and then tackled Monte Camino in Nov and Dec 43.  The Division then crossed the Garigliano in Jan 44 before being deployed to prop up Anzio in Feb 44.  After being withdrawn to North Africa in Mar 44 they returned to Italy in time for the assault on the Gothic Line at Rimini in Aug 44.  They then pushed on into the Po Valley heading for Bologna along Route 9. It was in these battles to cross a series of huge rivers that he was killed.

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