13 September 2009

6351892 L/Cpl Anthony Wilson Shemmonds, Royal West Kent Regt

Twenty-one year old 6351892 L/Cpl Anthony Wilson Shemmonds of the Royal West Kent Regiment died on 13th September 1943 in Italy. He is commemorated by name on panel nine of the war memorial at Cassino. The Allies had invaded the Italian mainland on 3rd September 1943 and Anthony Shemmonds was an early casualty.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds the additional information that L/Cpl Shemmonds also served with No 2 Commando and that he was the son of Harold Arthur and Eva Shemmonds of Forest Hall, Northumberland. The UK Army Roll of Honour though, records that Anthony was born in Middlesex and was living there at the time of his enlistment.

The War Graves Photographic Project holds a copy of Anthony Shemmonds's name on the Cassino War Memorial.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.


Ancestry.co.uk (1939-1945 Roll of Honour)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The War Graves Photographic Project

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