Charles E Thornicroft’s service with the Royal Army Medical Corps during World War II included a posting to 127 Parachute Field Ambulance.
He took part in the amphibious landings in Italy during September 1943 onboard a mine layer, HMS Abdiel. Unfortunately, it struck a mine in Taranto Harbour causing significant casualties and loss of life, including Pte Thornicroft.
Pte Thornicroft died on 10 September 1943, and is now buried in Bari War Cemetery, Italy.
Headstone photograph courtesy of Bob Hilton.
Compiled by Harvey Grenville and Bob HiltonRead More