George Albert Ardagh

Cpl. ARDAGH, GEORGE ALBERT

Cpl Ardagh was part of a 5-man patrol at night to scout the defenses and crossings for the Biferno River in preparation for the crossing and attack on Torella, Italy. The patrol began forward from the position of the RCRs D Company at Oratino. ” Cpl. Ardagh tripped a wire of an “S” mine (Jumping Jack) which blew up with a flash. A phosphorous bomb Ardagh was carrying then exploded. likely killing him instantly. His Sgt. Major, the patrol leader, attempted to unfasten the Corporal’s equipment and was badly burned by the phosphorous and then was wounded as other mines exploded in swift succession.” Dileas – page 389

NOK: Son of Oscar Pryor Ardagh, M.B.E., and Rose Ardagh, of Toronto, Ontario.

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Unit
48th First Bn (WW 2)
Service number
B73234
Fate
Killed in action
Date of death
22-Oct-1943
Cemetery or memorial name
MORO RIVER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY
Grave or panel reference
VIII. B. 13.
Cemetery or memorial country
Italy
Where killed or wounded
NA
Age on date of death
24
Cause of death
Killed in action
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