6th Inniskillings attack 16 Panzer Division at Termoli

Wednesday, 6 October, 1943

On 6 October 1943, the 6th Battalion The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers with the 1st Battalion Yje Royal Irish Fusiliers (Faughs) on their right, moved out of Termoli, Italy, and assaulted the 16 Panzer Division defences to the north of the town. The battle was won in six hours. The Inniskillings had light casualties, one being the Commanding Officer while moving forward on a recce. The Germans lost heavily both in men and equipment. Major Proctor RUR, commanding A Company 1st Faughs, was awarded an MC for his actons on that day.