#OnThisDay 1944 The 38th (Irish) Division moved out of Tordimonte towards Lake Trasimeno just north of Rome, Italy. Two Irish soldiers from the 6th Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers were killed in the move, most likely by German shell fire. The regiment’s war diary recorded it as follows:
“1200 one ‘stonk’ of 6 shells fell among B Coy, killing 2 ORs & wounding 6 others”.
The deceased were:
Thomas Crumley, Fermanagh
Thomas Mahoney, Limerick