Captain Henry Valerian George Wellesley, 6th Duke of Wellington

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Henry Valerian George Wellesley

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Death: September 16, 1943 (31)
Salerno, Campania, Italy
Place of Burial: Beach Head Cemetery, Salerno, Italy
Immediate Family:

Son of Arthur Charles Wellesley, 5th Duke of Wellington and Lilian Maud Glen Wellesley (Coats), Duchess of Wellington
Brother of Anne Maud Rhys

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About Captain Henry Valerian George Wellesley, 6th Duke of Wellington

He was styled the Earl of Mornington between 1912 and 1934 and Marquess of Douro between 1934 and 1941. His career in the military began with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant in 1935 in the Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding).

He died, aged 31, on 16 September 1943 from wounds received in action while leading a group of Commandos. He is buried in the British Salerno War Cemetery, Bivio Pratole in the province of Salerno, Italy. At the time of his death he was a Captain in command of a Troop in No. 2 Commando, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel 'Mad' Jack Churchill.

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Captain Henry Valerian George Wellesley, 6th Duke of Wellington's Timeline

1912
July 14, 1912
1943
September 16, 1943
Age 31
Salerno, Campania, Italy
1943
Age 30
Beach Head Cemetery, Salerno, Italy