Lance Corporal Arthur E Tanner

05 Feb 1943

Arthur Ernest Tanner the son of Edwin and Annie M Tanner, of Roath, Cardiff and husband of Lucy May Tanner, enlisted in the Royal Artillery and later volunteered for airborne forces.

L/Cpl Tanner served with 11th Special Air Service (SAS) Battalion, which was redesignated as 1st Parachute Battalion on 15 September 1941. He undertook parachute training on No 3 Advanced Training Course at RAF Ringway, which ran from 21 to 29 January 1942.

By the time 1st Para Bn was deployed for North Africa and Operation Torch in 1942, L/Cpl Tanner was serving with T Company (Coy) Headquarters (HQ).

L/Cpl Tanner was killed in action on 5 February 1943. He is buried in Medjez-El-Bab War Cemetery

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