Private Frank A Fawcett

24 Mar 1945

Frank Arthur Fawcett was the son of Arthur George Chatley and Elsie May Fawcett, of East Barnet, Hertfordshire, he enlisted in the General Service Corps and volunteered for Airborne Forces.

Private Fawcett successfully completed glider training and was posted to 12th (Airborne) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment and took part in Operation Varsity (Rhine Crossing).

Pte Fawcett was killed in action on 24 March 1945, aged 19, and was given a field burial at Hamminkeln, Germany and was re-interred to Reichswald Forest War Cemetery on 24 April 1947.

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By Rod Gibson

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