Private Frederick J D Sefton

07 Jun 1944

Frederick John Douglas Sefton was the son of Mrs N Allchorne, of King’s Cross, London, he enlisted in the Royal Sussex Regiment, and volunteered for airborne forces.

Private Sefton successfully completed his glider training and was posted to 2nd (Airborne) Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, and took part in Operation Overlord (Normandy).

Pte Sefton was killed in action on 7 June 1944, aged 22, and was given a field burial at St Aubin, and was re-interred to Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France, on 29 May 1945.

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By Rod Gibson

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