Private Anthony T Rabbitts

22 Aug 1944

Anthony Tucker Rabbitts was the son of Damas Fred Warr and Ivah Rabbitts, of Great Shefford, Berkshire, he enlisted in the General Service Corps and volunteered for airborne forces.

Private Rabbitts successfully completed parachute training at RAF Ringway on course number 110, from 3 to 14 April 1944 and was posted to 12th (10th Battalion The Green Howards [Yorkshire Regiment]) Battalion, the Parachute Regiment, and took part in operation Overlord (Normandy).

Pte Rabbitts was killed in action on 22 August 1944, age 18, and was given a field burial at Pont Leveque and was re-interred to Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France, on 26 October 1945.

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