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6977351   Sergeant Willam George Lavelle
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 24/02/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 08/06/1913
Died: 17/01/1944 (Unknown)
Age: 32
William George Lavelle was the son of Moses and Martha Lavelle. He was born on 8th June 1911. He was one of eight children, all born in the Clogher area. By 1944, Sergeant William George Lavelle was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in Italy. The 2nd Inniskillings took part in the Battle of Garigliano which began on 17th January 1944. Sergeant Lavelle was killed in action on 17th January 1944 in this engagement.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Minturno War Cemetery
  Marina di Minturno, Naples
Grave Ref: Grave III-D-18
CWGC Casualty 2606071
Minturno is about 78 kilometres north of Naples, close to the coast. The cemetery lies several kilometres south of the town on the SS7 road to Naples and is situated in the locality of Marina di Minturno (Garigliano). To reach the cemetery take the Cassino exit from the A1 motorway, then turn right to follow Ausonia, Formia, Minturno. At about 30 km the road runs tangientially to a flyover. Go under the flyover, turn left and take the SS7 Appia road towards Scauri and Naples. Go over Scauri and then, after 4 kilometres, to Marina di Minturno and the cemetery is a further 3 kilometres, on the right hand side. Cemetery address: Via Virilassi, 1 - 4020 Marina di Minturno (LT) Lazio. GPS Co-ordinates: Main entrance to cemetery; Latitude: 41.243006, Longitude: 13.766556 Back entrance gate to cemetery;
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Clogher War Memorial - WWII - North West Face - Panel 1b Clogher
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists Lavelle family Lists family at house 12 in Cullenbrone, Favor Royal, Tyrone
2 2nd Batt R Inn Fus 1943-1944 Brief details of Battle of the Garigliano
3 Battle of the Garigliano Details of battle on 17-18 January 1944 including 2 R Inn Fus
4 Garigliano Memorial Sgt Sergeant Willam G Lavelle is listed on the Garigliano Memorial in Enniskillen Castle
5 Lance Corp Patrick Joseph Campbell Also on the Garigliano Memorial
6 Sergeant Thomas Blemings Also on the Garigliano Memorial
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Serg William George Lavelle's gravestone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023