Serviceman Headstone image Serviceman grave marker serviceman image
Rank Private
Forenames WALTER
Initials W
Place of Birth Unknown
Date of Birth Unknown
Date of Death Monday, 19 June 1944
Age 33
Nationality Unknown
Residence or Entered Service From Unknown, UNKNOWN
Service Number 4030978
Force British Army
Service/Corps/Regiment Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 6 Airborne Division (specific unit attached to unknown)
Secondary Regiment/Unit 5 Battalion, Parachute Regiment (not deployed in Normandy)
Regiment/Unit attached to 6 Airborne Division (specific unit attached to unknown)
Military Honours and Awards
Place of Burial/Commemoration RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location IA. M. 6.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Family Details Unknown

Additional Information



Commonwealth War Graves Commission records1 state his unit as 5th (Scottish) Battalion, Parachute Regiment. However, the 5th Parachute Battalion did not serve in Normandy. It is therefore assumed that he was with 5 Battalion, Parachute Regiment, but was attached to a unit in the 6th Airborne Division.



1. As of January 2015.


Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
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