MANSFIELD, Robert Clifford

No.1676452, Gunner, Robert Clifford MANSFIELD
Aged 30

51st Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery
Died on Monday, 12th February 1945

Robert Clifford Mansfield was born in Poslingford (Risbridge Q2-1914 4A:1725) son of Samuel William [1875] and Caroline [1879] MANSFIELD (née BOWERS).

In 1939 his parents have not been identified.

A poultry plucker, he married Elsie RAWLINSON ( Q4-1937 Risbridge). They lived in 1939 at The Street, Poslingford (2 closed records)

He was the only one of his unit to die that day. The Battle for Monte Castello was in full swing, and a little known fact, the Brazilian expeditionary Force were involved here. The involvement of 51 LAA in Italy at the time is so far undiscovered.

photo: Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Robert Mansfield is buried in Florence War Cemetery grave 1:F:17

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