Remembering the Fallen: on this day in 1944, Gunner George William Britland, 100th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, the Royal Artillery, was killed in action in Italy.
On the day of his death he was serving as a radio operator for a Forward Observation Officer during the Italian campaign when he was killed by a German mortar bomb. (By June of that year his regiment was non-operational, and rather than be diluted was ordered to disband, with all the officers and men being reassigned).
Gunner Britland lies buried in the Gradara War Cemetery between Pesaro and Riccione in the Le Marche region, Italy. On his headstone are the words: “Till we meet again”.
George, born in Barton, Lancashire, was 27 years old and married.