Commission Places Information Panel at Salerno War Cemetery
30 August 2013
The CWGC is to install a high-tech information panel at Salerno
War Cemetery in Italy.
The panel will be installed on Tuesday 3 September, just ahead
of the 70th anniversary of the Allied landings at Salerno, which
took place on 9 September 1943.
The panel is among 500 to be installed at various CWGC locations
and is one of the first to have a Second World War focus.
Each of the panels feature information about the site of the
cemetery or memorial and its location. Every panel also includes
a QR (Quick Response) code which, when scanned with a
smartphone, provides access to further information, including the
personal stories of some of the casualties buried or commemorated
at that location.
The QR code at Salerno War
Cemetery reveals the stories of three war correspondents killed by
a German shell during the Second World War. It also includes
a recording of a directive issued as a result of their deaths,
which ordered all war correspondents to remain behind troops.
Additionally, this QR code hosts extracts from the diary of The
Rev. Joseph Edward Gough Quinn, who, prior to his time in Italy,
saw military service in Belgium, London, Tobruk, Syria and
Finally, the panel's QR code also tells the story of Henry
Valerian George Wellesley, the 6th Duke of Wellington and
descendent of Arthur Wellington, who commanded British forces at
the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.