Lieutenant Andrew S Cranston

10 Jul 1944

Andrew Stewart Cranston was the son of Andrew and Effie Cranston, of Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire. He was granted a commission in the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment, and volunteered for airborne forces.

Lieutenant Cranston successfully completed glider training and was attached to 1st (Airborne) Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles, and took part in Operation Overlord (Normandy).

Lt Cranston was killed in action on 10 July 1944, aged 21, and was buried in Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France.

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