Although it's two days after the anniversary of Major Crehan's death near to Monte Spaduro...I was thinking of him and his comrades today... John Horsfall would write later: "...Four days later (27th October 1944), the whole of the battlefield was in our possession and, as we searched for them, Maurice Crehan, Sergeant Elliott and eight others of A Company were found there – dead behind their weapons with upwards of fifteen jagers around them. Spauduro further out had by then been cleared by the enemy..." Lt Col Horsfall's account can be read in full here: http://www.irishbrigade.co.uk/pages/eyewitness-accounts/john-horsfall-excerpts/monte-spaduro-19th-october-1944.php Faugh a Ballagh ! http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1715564/CREHAN,%20MAURICE%20JOHN CREHAN, MAURICE JOHN Rank: Major Service [SIZE=13.9200000762939px]No: Cdn/121 [/SIZE] [SIZE=13.9200000762939px]Date of Death: 20/10/1944 [/SIZE] [SIZE=13.9200000762939px]Age: 35 [/SIZE] [SIZE=13.9200000762939px]Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Infantry Corps attd. 1st Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers [/SIZE] [SIZE=13.9200000762939px]Grave Reference: I, H, 14. Cemetery: [/SIZE]SANTERNO VALLEY WAR CEMETERY[SIZE=13.9200000762939px] [/SIZE] [SIZE=13.9200000762939px]Additional Information: Son of Matthew Joseph and Mercy Ellen Crehan, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; husband of Pamela Crehan, of Vancouver.[/SIZE] Photos courtesy of John Duffy, son of CQMS Jackie Duffy MM, D Coy, 1 RIrF.