Private Derek Charlesworth

08 Jun 1937 - 04 Jun 1972

Pte Derek Charlesworth was born in 1937 in Yorkshire and was a member of B Company, 3 PARA, which made the initial parachute drop into Egypt at Gamil Airport during the Suez crisis on 6 November 1956.

He had been injured earlier that year by a grenade attack in March 1956 due to terrorist activity in Cyprus but recovered in time for the Suez Operation.

Derek Charlesworth was killed in a car accident in Ireland in June 1972 and was married with 3 children.

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