Captain the Duke of Wellington was in charge of 2 Troop, No2 Cdo with orders to attack and take the village of Piegolelle. This was heavily defended by the Germans firing from the heights called 'the Pimple'. He was killed during this action.
In Memory of Captain 56864 HENRY VALERIAN GEORGE WELLESLEY
6th Duke of Wellington.
Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)and No.2 Commando
who died on 16 September 1943 at Salerno age 31.
Remembered with honour at the SALERNO WAR CEMETERY.