Sergeant Ernest W Jarvis

06 Jun 1944

Sergeant Ernest Jarvis served with Airborne Forces as part of 7th (Light Infantry) Parachute Battalion during the Second World War, and was killed in Normandy.

Ernest William Jarvis transferred to Airborne Forces from the Worcester Regiment (possibly 2nd Battalion), and completed Parachute Course 30 at RAF Chaklala in India, before returning to the UK, where he was posted to 7th (Light Infantry) Parachute Battalion as part of the new 6th Airborne Division.

On 6 June 1944, Sergeant Jarvis took part in the D-Day landings to Normandy, during Op Overlord. He was originally posted as missing, but later reported presumed to be killed. It is not known how Jarvis died or where he was first buried but possible that he was one of the unfortunate men dropped away from the intended DZ and may have drowned. 

Sergeant Jarvis died on 6 June 1944, aged 28 years old. He is now buried at La Deliverande War Cemetery, at Douvres-la-Deliverande, near Caen in Normandy.


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