Corporal George C V McPherson

04 Jan 1945

George Cecil Valentine McPherson, born in Cardiff, enlisted into The Manchester Regiment and volunteered for airborne forces.

Corporal McPherson successfully completed parachute training on course 96 at RAF Ringway from 16 to 30 December 1943. His course report stated ‘Good performer, showed good leadership, always keen’. He was posted to A Company, 13th (Lancashire) Parachute Battalion.

He fought in the Normandy campaign and took part in the 6th Airborne Division response to the German counter-offensive in the Ardennes, during Winter 1944-5.

Cpl McPherson was killed in action on 3 January 1945, aged 35, and was buried in Bure, Tellin, (Belgium) temporary burial ground. He was later reinterred in Hotton War Cemetery on 21 May 1947.

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George C V McPherson

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