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 On 2nd September 1944, a few days after writing his last letter home.
Noel Beadle was driving a jeep leaving Florence towards the Gothic Line.
Some way behind him his Commanding Officer was driving in a second vehicle.
Approaching a junction in the road, Noel turned to signal to him.
As he did so, his vehicle hit a landmine and totally disintegrated.




Florence War Cemetery

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Cat1 War-->World War 2

On 2nd September 1944, a few days after writing his last letter home. Noel Beadle was driving a jeep leaving Florence towards the Gothic Line. Some way behind him his Commanding Officer was driving in a second vehicle. Approaching a junction in the road, Noel turned to signal to him. As he did so, his vehicle hit a landmine and totally disintegrated.

Florence War Cemetery
Lt Hedley Noel Beadle 232839, 67 Field Regt., Royal Artillery
Son of Alfred Frank and Gertrude Florence Beadle; husband of Ruth Beadle, of West Mersea, Essex.
Grave Reference II. F. 6.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate


Date: 2 September 1944      

Photo: Mersea Museum - Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Image ID HNB_041
Category 1 War-->World War 2


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This image is part of the Mersea Museum Collection.