Private George E York

06 Jun 1944

George Eric York was the son of Robert and Mary York; foster-son of Margaret Nield, of Heaton Mersey, Stockport Cheshire. He enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corps and volunteered for airborne forces.

Private York successfully completed parachute training at RAF Ringway on course number 86, from 4 to 19 October 1943 and was posted to 225 Parachute Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps, attached to 9th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, and took part in Operation Overlord (‘D’ day landings).

Pte York was killed in action on 6 June 1944, aged 25, and is commemorated on the Bayeux Memorial to the missing.

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