Extract from Dad's Diary - Sicily 1943
"The best possible use was made of the position we found ourselves in and forward patrols were sent out probing the enemy and we achieved a modicum of sleep. Next morning, we progressed up the eastern side of the island to make an attack on Sortino and during our advance we encountered stiff opposition at certain strong points and a number of our men were killed, among them Sergeant Harrington and John Ryan.
My pal, Charlie Lee, was missing. Jack Ramsden and all his section were blown to pieces. Jack Betley was also killed."
Do you know more about Lance Corporal Jack Betley? 5th East Yorks Regiment - Buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily - Aged 20, from Halifax, killed by machine gun fire, 14 July 1943.