Christopher George Davies, son of James and Gladys Davies, of Neath, Glamorgan, enlisted into the Royal Army Medical Corps and volunteered for airborne forces.
Private Davies successfully completed his parachute training at RAF Ringway, on course number 97 from 3 to 15 January 1944. His course report stated “Good hard worker, above average parachutist”. He was attached to R Company, 1st Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, and took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).
Pte Davies was killed in action on 19 September 1944, aged 25, and was given a field burial near the railway station at the junction of Parallelweg and Stationsweg. He was re-interred to Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery on 13 August 1945.
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