Caserta War Cemetery
The Royal Palace at Caserta served as headquarters for the Allied armies in Italy for the greater part of the duration of the Italian campaign and the 2nd General Hospital was at Caserta from December 1943 until September 1945. Some of those buried here died in the hospital, others as prisoners of war before the Allied invasion. There are also a few burials from the October 1943 fighting on the River Volturno, which lies not far away to the north.
Caserta War Cemetery contains 768 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, including the grave of Jack Ormrod (Grave Ref. VII, B, 11.), who died on 24 April 1944, whilst serving with the Royal Horse Artillery.
|960903 GUNNER / J. ORMROD / 12TH REGT. R. H. A. / HON.
ARTILLERY COMPANY / 24TH APRIL 1944 AGE 26 / "... THOU WAST MEET / AT ONCE
TO DWELL / ON HIS ETERNAL SHORE / ALL WARNING SPARED"
(Grave Ref. VII, B, 11.)
|M/11616 PRIVATE / A. KLEINSMITH / I.M.C. / 28TH DECEMBER
1942 AGE 25
(Grave Ref. III, D, 1.)
"Husband of Fatila Kleinsmith."
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register