AIRMEN Several deceased airman were buried in temporary cemeteries already referred to but there are some other indivual and cemetery burials to be noted. Three airmen who were buried behind enemy lines at Giuncano Scalo (877411) north of Narni, Flight Sergeant Tom Houghton CALDECUTT, Flight Sergeant Kenneth COWLEY and Flight Sergeant Kenneth Reginald TURNER, belonged to 55 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve and were killed on 7 April 1944 as was Lieutenant R R W SUTTON, 4 Squadron South African Air Force, buried at at TERNI (899336). Flight Sergeant William Edwards COCKS, 112 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, was also killed on the same day and buried to the north east of Rieti in the province of Lazio at 068238. Flight Sergeant Bruce Johnston INGALLS, 417 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Force, killed on 16 June when his plane came down near Lake Trasimeno, was buried near Resina in the Upper Tiber Valley at 725017.
SPECIAL MISSIONS The nine crew members of a plane belonging to 148 Squadron RAF, made up of seven Britons and two Canadians, were buried at Avezzano in the Region of Abruzzo on 16 August after their aircraft, piloted by Flying Officer (Pilot) David TABOR, was hit by flak. Engaged in a special mission which was part of Operation BALTIMORE, the plane had four Italian members of No. 1 Special Force on board, namely Lt. Attilio Pelosi, Lt. Claudio Fiorentini, Lt. Giuseppe Primiceri and Lt. Giulio Terzi.
Major Edward Antony Fitzherbert WIDDRINGTON, 5 Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards RAC and SAS, was killed on the night of 19/20 January 1944 during Operation Pomegranate, a six-man raid in support of the landings at Anzio designed to be conducted against German aircraft based on the Italian airfield of Sant'Egidio, near Perugia. Major Widdrington was temporarily buried in the civil cemetery of Ospedalicchio near the airfield at 783892.
ESCAPED PRISONERS OF WAR /EVADERS Fifteen Allied prisoners of war/evaders died behind enemy lines between 4 June 1943 and 5 June 1944. One of them, Sergeant William Eric KRUGER, Q Service Corps, was shot by his German captors on 14 November 1943 and buried in Foligno Civil Cemetery at 953837. (The correct Map Reference for this cemetery is 953737). There was a War Crimes investigation into this case but no prosecution. Private William EDWARDS, 5 Green Howards, who had been taken prisoner in North Africa, was shot whilst in hiding by German and Fascist troops on 20 January 1944 and was buried in a wood at Collazzone north of Spoleto. Again, despite an extensive War Crimes enquiry and an arrest there was no proscecution. The grid reference on the Concentration Report Form is not accurate – it is given as 373641 - but the place of death has been verified in the three War Crimes files held in the National Archives at Kew.
Two South Africans, Privates T.E. SANDERSON, 1 Royal Durban Light Infantry, and J. F. SCHUTTE, 1 South African Irish, who had escaped from prisoner of war camps, were killed when fighting with the partisans of the 'Banda Melis' near Castelluccio di Norcia, Umbria, on 25 April 1944. They were firstly buried in the village's civil cemetery but then transferred to Assisi Civil Cemetery at 872885 from where they were taken to the War Cemetery.
Two other burials in Assisi Civil Cemetery (872885) were those of Privates Harry Walter SHRIMPTON, 5 Essex Regiment, who died on 11 November 1944 and Thomas James HERBERT, 8 Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, who died on 1 December. Both would have been admitted as patients to the German Military Hospital which was based in Assisi. Three other prisoners of war who were buried in Perugia Civil Cemetery (708925) almost certainly died in the Perugia German military hospital too. They were Private Johannes APIES, Cape Corps, who died on 30 October 1943, Private Raymond Douglas HOWES, 1 The Loyal Regiment who died on 28 February 1944 and Fusilier Edward DEVLIN, 2 Scots Fusiliers, who died on 5 June 1944 just a fortnight before the town was liberated.