1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
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.
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.