David Henry Newman was the husband of Marjery Newman, of Bournemouth. He enlisted in the Worcestershire Regiment then transferred to the Royal Artillery and volunteered for airborne forces.
Sergeant Newman successfully completed his Glider Pilot training and was posted to D Squadron, 8 Flight, 1st Wing, The Glider Pilot Regiment, and took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).
Sgt Newman was killed on 23 September 1944, aged 27, when an armoured vehicle scored a direct hit on the observation point he and others had made in the loft of a house. He was given a field burial in the back garden of the house and was re-interred to Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery on 20 September 1945.
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