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7044319   Fusilier Michael John O'Donnell
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 11/03/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 27/05/1944 (Killed in Action)
Michael John O’Donnell was the son of Richard and Elizabeth Wilson. Fusilier Michael John O’Donnell was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he died on 27th May 1944 in Italy due to ten minutes of intense shelling during the night. He was originally buried at GSGS Map Ref. 1CGR.WMB.2114, but later reinterred in Cassino War Cemetery.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Cassino War Cemetery
  Cassino, Frosinone, 17
Grave Ref: Grave XI-F-4
CWGC Casualty 2609701
Cassino War Cemetery lies in the Commune of Cassino, Province of Frosinone, 139 kilometres south-east of Rome. Take the autostrada A1 from Rome to Naples and leave it at the Cassino exit. At the junction of this exit and the road into Cassino, is the first of 6 clearly visible signposts to the cemetery and memorial. The cemetery is located approximately 1 kilometre from the railway station in Via Sant Angelo and visitors arriving by train are advised to take a taxi from the station. Cemetery address: Via S. Angelo 03043 Cassino (FR) Lazio.
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 Irish Brigade - 1 RIrF – May 1944 Battalion diary - details of 27th May 1944
2 The Apennines to Trasimene, 1944 Briefest of details
3 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Fusilier Michael O’Donnell's gravestone can be purchased here
4 WW2 NI Photo of Fusilier Michael O’Donnell's gravestone
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023