Corporal Frederick R Fear

13 Dec 1944

Frederick Rowland Fear, son Henry and Ellen Fear, of Swindon, Wiltshire., enlisted into The Somerset Light Infantry (SLI) before volunteering for The Parachute Regiment in World War II.

Corporal Fear volunteered for airborne forces and undertook Parachute Training Course 57 at RAF Ringway between 22 March and 11 April 1943. His course report stated that he was ‘Reliable. A good Parachutist.

He was posted to 4th Parachute Battalion and served in Italy, on Operation Dragoon in the South of France and Operation Manna in Greece.

Corporal Fear received a gunshot wound to his right leg on 5 December 1944 and was Killed in Action eight days later on 13 December 1944.

He is now buried at Phaleron War Cemetery, Greece.

Grave photo by Dave Finch

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Frederick R Fear

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