2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
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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.
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;