FLEMING, Simon Denis St Ledger

No.166084, Lieutenant, Simon Denis St Ledger FLEMING
Aged 23

Long Range Desert Group, Royal Artillery Regiment
Killed in Action on 13th June 1944

Simon Denis St Ledger Fleming was born in 1921, son of Major Harold M and the Hon Mrs E C A FLEMING. His birth registration has not been found, but he was born in County Down, Ireland

Lieutenant Fleming was killed when his parachute failed when dropping with a group behind enemy lines near Montepulciano, SE of Sienna in Italy.
This from a discussion on http://ww2talk.com/index.php?threads/lieutenant-fleming-and-rifleman-savage-lrdg-italy-june-1944.80822/#post-845346

painting by Alexander Christie

The favoured transport in North Africa, the Chevrolet 30 cwt truck, suitably modified and armed

photo CWGC

Simon Fleming is buried in Foiano della Chiana War Cemetery, Italy 1:G:1

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