The War Memorial, St Peter’s Italian Church, Clerkenwell
The following are names of soldiers killed in Italy in the First World War, listed on the War Memorial outside St Peter’s Italian Church, London.
Around 700 Italians were sent out as a regiment from Great Britain to help the Italians fight the Austro-Hungarians and Germans in Northern Italy. Many never returned, and are buried at a War Cemetery containing 45,000 names in Gorizia, Friuli, very near the Croatian border.
There are similar war memorials in Manchester and other towns, and if anyone transcribes them, please submit them to the society. We would also be interested to hear from anyone with further details about the regiment.
Transcribed by Sylvia Arquati