Kenneth Vernon VODDEN 

*c. 1924 - †25 Jul 1944


a) Subject: K V Vodden North molton
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2000 18:17:23 +0100
From: "davidhryall"
CC: "Linda J. Hauley"
References: 1

Died In Italy in WW II

Hello Rosemary,

I know little more than I passed on to Linda. The entry is in the War
Memorials booklet that I helped to produce in 1993. The wall plaque is
inside the church. I could get a photo if you need one.

Kenneth Vernon VODDEN died 25th July 1944 aged 20. Son of Ernest and Edith
Jane VODDEN of North Molton He was a Rifleman in the 7th Bn. Rifle Brigade.
This detail I found on the site and follow the instructions on
searching. The memorial is at Assisi in Italy.

Hope this helps you.

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Sent: Monday, July 03, 2000 10:47 PM
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> Hi there I saw your email to Linda Hauley about Kenneth Vodden. I am sure
> this is my father's brother who was killed in the second world war. I
> be delighted to hear more. I am trying to link my family to Linda's and
> prepared to pay for someome to do some further research - do you know of
> anyone?
> Rosemary
Initials: K V
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment: Rifle Brigade
Unit Text: 7th (1st Bn. The London Rifle Brigade) Bn
Age: 20
Date of Death: 25/07/1944
Service No: 14412716
Additional information: Son of Ernest and Edith Jane Vodden, of NorthMolton, Devon.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III, E, 12.
Country: Italy
Locality: unspecified
Visiting Information: The cemetery is permanently open and may be visited anytime. Wheelchair access to the cemetery is possible via main entrance. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on telephone number 01628 507200.
Location Information: The War Cemetery forms part of the locality of Rivotorto in the Commune of Assisi, in the Province of Perugia. From Rome, take the Autostrada A1, Rome-Milan. Come off at Orte and go alongthe SS3 bis to Perugia following the signs for Assisi. Take the road to Rivotorto and at a crossroads, from which a church is visible, turnleft and the cemetery is about 500 metres down this road.
Historical Information: On 3 September 1943 the Allies invaded the Italian mainland, the invasion coinciding with an armistice made with the Italians who then re-entered the war on the Allied side. Progress through southern Italy was rapid despite stiff resistance, but the advance was checked for some months at the German winter defensive position known as the Gustav Line. The line eventually fell in May 1944 and as the Germans withdrew, Rome was taken by the Allies on 3 June. Many of the burials in this cemetery date from June and July 1944, when theGermans were making their first attempts to stop the Allied advance north of Rome in this region. The site for the cemetery was selected inSeptember 1944 and burials were brought in from the surrounding battlefields. Assisi War Cemetery contains 945 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War.
No. of Identified Casualties: 945