Private Harry Sweatman

10 Sep 1943

Harry Sweatman, who came from Cheshire, was the son of William and Agnes Sweatman.

His service with the Royal Army Medical Corps during World War II included a posting to 127 Parachute Field Ambulance, and 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 Sweatman.

Pte Sweatman died on 10 September 1943, aged 28 years, and is now buried in Bari War Cemetery, Italy.

Headstone photograph courtesy of Bob Hilton.

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