Albert Felton, who came from London, was enlisted into The Royal Berkshire Regiment during World War II and volunteered for airborne forces in 1942.
Records indicate Pte Felton was initially posted to the 4th Parachute Battalion and qualified as a military parachutist, along with other members of the battalion, on course 18, which ran at RAF Ringway in July 1942.
He was later transferred to the 3rd Parachute Battalion, probably as a result of the need for reinforcements during Operation Torch in North Africa.
Pte Felton deployed with the 3rd Para Bn, as part of 1st British Airborne Division's attempt to capture the Rhine crossings at Arnhem during Operation Market Garden in September 1944.
Pte Albert Felton died on the final day of the batlle on 25 September 1944, aged 24 years, but has no known grave and is commemorated on Panel 9 of the memorial at the Canadian War Cemetery.
Memorial photograph courtesy of Phil Jennett.Compiled by Harvey Grenville
Army Roll of Honour: World War II supplied by Naval and Military Press Ltd
- Albert Felton
- Service Number
- Parachute Regt (not otherwise specified)
- Date of Death
- Theatre of War
- Western Europe Campaign, 1944/45