2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
29/05/1944 (Killed in Action)
Fusilier William McCormick was the son of Alexander and Annie McCormick, Conyngham Street, Moneymore and brother of Mrs. Watterson, Urbal Road, Coagh. The British Army in Italy at this time where given the erroneous title of, the D-Day Dodgers, an unfair description, given that they encountered some of the fiercest fighting of the Italian Campaign in and around Cassino. William McCormick was killed in action on 29th May 1944, aged 25.
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.