There is a piece of South Africa in Italy

I found an interesting piece of history while going through some of my late father’s documents.  The part of Castiglione, Italy, which houses the South African Military Cemetery actually belongs to South Africa.  One of my father’s younger brothers is buried there.  Gunner Lionel ‘Lenny’ Gray of the SA Sixth Division was among many South Africans killed during WWII in Italy.

Letter from King George VI
Gunner Lionel 'Lenny' Gray of the SA Sixth Division is buried in Italy
A small piece of Italy belongs to South Africa
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Author: valvs

I live in Umhlanga, Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa. Much of my schooling was done in the Eastern and Western Cape. After I matriculated from Rhenish Girls' High in Stellenbosch, I went to Grahamstown Teachers' Training College. Most of my teaching was done in Margate and Durban. My hobbies are reading, traveling and photography.

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