Lance Corporal Daniel Neville

20 Aug 1944

Daniel Neville was the son of Daniel and Mary Neville, of Listowel, County Kerry, Republic of Ireland. He enlisted in the Royal Engineers and volunteered for Airborne forces.

Lance Corporal Neville successfully completed parachute training at RAF Ringway on course number 31, from 8 to 18 October 1942. He was posted to B Troop, 1st Parachute Squadron, Corps of Royal Engineers, and took part in Operation Torch (North Africa) Operation Husky (Sicily), Operation Slapstick (Italy) and Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).

L/Cpl Neville was killed in action on 20 September 1944, aged 29, by a grenade in the Van Limburg Stirum school near the Arnhem Rhine Bridge. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Groesbeek memorial to the missing.

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