Anzio

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      Hi I am trying to get any information about my great uncle

      Wireman Thomas Feeney D/MX 103626 who died Jan. 24, 1944 age 19

      I know he was a crew member of LCT 542 I also know he was wounded

      and transferred to HM Hospital Carriers St. David which was latter sunk

      By a Luftwaffe dive-bomber, my G grandmother was also told he had his leg amputated on board and Captain Jenkin Robert Oswald Thompson the ship

      surgeon had gone below and stayed with him as he was to ill to be moved

      Thompson was posthumously awarded the George Cross

      Found this on the net about USS Weight but no other info on 542

      However, Weight’s work off the Anzio beaches was not yet done. In company with the British salvage vessel Weazel and aided by bulldozers ashore, she attempted to salvage the grounded British tank landing craft, LCT 542.

      Would love to have any proof, info on LCT 542 also any other info to help

      Find the truth as it is just a story passed down

      Thank Richard

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      Philip Sack
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      Hello Richard
      My relative George Mercer Mulholland died at sea also on 24th January 1944, apparently on LCT 542. So I assume he was on the same landing craft at Anzio as your great uncle. George was my grandmother’s 1st cousin.
      Kind regards
      Philip Sack

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