Departure from Sicily
November 1943

Sferro Memorial, 1943

Sferro Memorial (1943)

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This photograph was kindly sent to us by Janet Cardigan. The photo belonged to Janet's Uncle (George Edward Stone) who was with 239th Field Park Coy Royal Engineers.


Janet Cardigan


1943 . Memorials . Sferro Hills . Sicily - Op. Huskey

After General Wimberley's departure the Division spent a further three months in Sicily.

On 4th November 1943, on Sferro Hill, in the presence of representatives of the 51st Highland Division a stone Celtic Cross was unveiled. A service entitled "51st Highland Division - Dedication of Memorial" was held.

The total casualties of the Division in the campaign had been 124 Officers and 1312 other ranks.

The Division sailed from Catania and was back in Britain before Christmas, based in Buckinghamshire.