Kia ora. I am 56 years of age and only two years ago discovered my true grandfather was John Michael BROUGH (serial number 807466) killed in action at Sangro River on 8 December 1943. I believe he was D Company (28 Maori Batt) but cannot confirm that. There is very little of anything out there about him. I can’t begin to describe how proud myself and my sister are of this young man and the sacrifice he and his brave friends made. We know very little about his war service and reading the battalion diary for 7 and 8 December 1943 does not help in that regard (although a fantastic read). If anyone has any information they could give me I would so greatly appreciate it. My sister and I are trying to learn as much as we can about our grandfather. Thank you and kind regards.