Lieutenant George H Thomason

10 Sep 1943

George Henry Thomason, he was commissioned into The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) and then volunteered for the airborne forces.

Lieutenant Thomason successfully undertook Glider training and was posted to 2 Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery, Royal Artillery.

He took part in the amphibious landings in Italy in September 1943, on board a mine layer, HMS Abdiel. Unfortunately, HMS Abdiel struck a mine in Taranto Harbour causing significant casualties and loss of life, including Lt Thomason.

Lt Thomason died at sea on 10 September 1943.

He is commemorated on the Cassino Memorial.

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