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14418439   Lance Corporal George Rollins
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 15/08/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 30/06/1924
Died: 15/05/1944 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
Lance Corporal George Rollins was born on 30th June 1924, the son of George Rollins (snr) and Mrs. Lena Rollins (nee McCollum), Ardtrea, Cookstown. He was killed in action on 15th May 1944, aged 19 as a result of enemy action at the village of Vendittis, near Cassino, Italy. The Battalion assaulted the village capturing it by 0500hrs.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Cassino War Cemetery
  Cassino, Frosinone, 17
Grave Ref: Grave 11-K-20
CWGC Casualty 2612643
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.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Stewartstown Cenotaph - WWII Stewartstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph WWII - North Panel Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW2 366
References and Links
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1 Photo of L/Corporal George Rollins' grave
2 Irish Brigade - Royal Inn Fusiliers Bat Diary Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 6th Battalion Diary - May 1944
3 New Zealand History Map of Cassino area
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of L/Corporal George Rollins' grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023