Bernard Muskett was the son of James and Lilian Muskett, of Birkenhead. He enlisted into the General Service Corps and volunteered for Airborne forces.
Private Muskett successfully completed his glider training and was posted to D Company, 2nd (Airborne) Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment, and took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).
Pte Muskett was killed in action on 22 September 1944, aged 19, and was brought in by civilians and given a field burial near Arnhem Bridge. He was re-interred to Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery on 24 January 1946.
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