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JimB
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Having read 9 Commando war diary, during Operation Impact Royal. It states 1 Officer Killed, 4 ORs Killed. I presume the Officer is H.T.Kither killed 15th April + 1 OR, while trying to take the bridge (Rigden). Reading on the 16th April 1 OR is killed by "Our shells landing short" and another casualty caused by an airburst, while trying to take (Rowell) pumping station. Can anyone help with the name of these ORs?. I am tracing my G Uncle's war service Albert Watts KIA 16th April 1945.
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Hi JimB,
According to my sources the following were members of No9 Cdo and are Remembered with Honour at Argenta Gap Cemetery

14241755, Corporal John Andrew TANNER, Middlesex Regiment, KIA 15/04/1945

4350290, Private John BROWN, East Yorkshire Regiment, KIA 16/04/1945

3535628, Lance Corporal James GARDNER, Manchester Regiment, KIA 16/04/1945

T/269038, Driver T POWER, RASC, KIA 16/04/1945


http://www.cwgc.org/search-for-war-dead/casualty/1716837/POWER,%20T

I have included the link to Driver Power's CWGC Record for your information.

Nick




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JimB,

I think you're right with your assumption that the officer is:

96760, Captain Harry Thomas KITHER, Royal Artillery, KIA 15/04/1945

Remembered with Honour at Argenta Gap Cemetery

Nick

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We have the graves at Argenta and a list of Commandos both Army and Royal Marines in our War Graves gallery :

http://www.commandoveterans.org/cdoGallery/v/Commando+War+Graves+Memorials+and+Plaques/graves/War+Graves+Italy/Argenta+Gap/

For the benefit of others Jim has previously provided us, not only with the above, but also with some other information about his great uncle :

http://www.commandoveterans.org/cdoGallery/v/units/9/In+Remembrance/watts/

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Thanks for the information, The war diary and a personal letter match information Albert was killed on a night raid, and killed by a shell exploding near bye. Albert is buried next Capt.H.T.Kither at Argenta Cemetery

Jim.
 
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