|Brouay War Cemetery|
Brouay is a village in Normandy about 2 kilometres south of the main road from Bayeux to Caen and roughly midway between these two towns. The War Cemetery is next to the village church.
The Allied offensive in north-western Europe began with the Normandy landings of 6 June 1944. For the most part, the burials in Brouay War Cemetery relate to the heavy fighting of June and July 1944, when Commonwealth forces attempted to encircle Caen to the south. The cemetery contains 377 Second World War burials, seven of them unidentified.
Number of Identified Casualties: 370
William John Mazzei
1st/5th Bn. Welch Regiment
21/07/1944, aged 25.
Son of William Mazzei (Wounded in 1916), who was the brother of Lewis and Alfred Mazzei who were both killed in WWI, and also of Thomas Mazzei who fought in WWI and survived
Plot III. B. 4.
He was in the same company as Alfred Monaghan (page 27, Roll of Honour) they were cousins and they were both killed on the same day. He was also the nephew of Louis Mazzei and Alfred Mazzei (also page 27).
Picture courtesy Darin Mazzei
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