Company Quartermaster Sergeant (CQMS) Amos Gannon

01 Apr 1908 -

Amos Gannon served with 1/5th Battalion, Royal Leicestershire Regiment before volunteering for airborne forces in late 1943.

He qualified as a military parachutist on Course 93 which ran at RAF Ringway from 29 November to 13 December 1943. The instructors’ note ‘CQMS Gannon: Excellent, good parachutist, and leader.’

CQSM Gannon served with B Company, 10th Parachute Battalion. He took part in the Battle of Arnhem, during Op Market Garden where he became a Prisoner of War and was sent to Stalag 8C in Sagan, Poland.

He was demobilised in September 1945.

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Service History

Amos  Gannon

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  • Certificate of Transfer to the Army Reserve for CQMS Gannon. September 1945.

    Certificate of Transfer to the Army Reserve for CQMS Gannon. September 1945.

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  • Letter to Mrs Gannon concerning allowance payable, 1944.

    Letter to Mrs Gannon concerning allowance payable, 1944.

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