Dermot Jerome O’Shaughnessy was the son of Jerome and Susan O’Shaughnessy, of Gort, County Galway, Irish Republic, he enlisted in the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry and volunteered for airborne forces.
Corporal O’Shaughnessy successfully completed glider training and was posted to 2nd (Airborne) Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, and took part in Operation Varsity (Rhine Crossing).
Cpl O’Shaughnessy was killed in action on 24 March 1945, age 28, and was given a field burial at Hamminkeln, Germany and was re-interred to Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany, on 18 April 1947.
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