Going to Cassino in Italy in April (from Australia) and because all the Cassino records were destroyed in WW2 hoping someone in Italy or a distant relative that has done a family tree that might link into mine who can add more info.
This is what I have on my great grandparents.
Carl Tortolano married Palmerinda Secondino they had 2 children Guiseppe (my grandfather Guiseppe born 1880) Raffaela (born 1888). Guiseppe immigrated to England and married there. He unfortunately died on th Arondara Star (Italian and German internees were put on board this ship to be sent to Canada and it was sunk by german torpedo. Many Italian men died, 4 came originally from Cassino - Tortolano, Nardone & Borsamoto - all linked to my family in some way)
Francesca Varlese married Allessandro Di Amendola and they had 3 children Annatonia (my grandmother born 1888), Alec (born ?) & Rossini (born 1895). My grndmother Annatonia immigrated to England with her mother Alessandro when her husband died in Cassino. She remarried in England to Nicola Pacitto and they moved back to Cassino (as he was originally born there also).
So any info on my great grandparents and further back would be appreciated.
Also, if there are any memorials for the 4 victims of Arandora Star from Cassino. There seems to be other memorials in Italy - Bardi but I dont know of anything in Cassino.
Sorry for such a long post but lots of names and maybe someone can help?