Private George Arthur Youell, son of William Arthur and Laura Muriel Youell, of New Brumby, Lincolnshire, served with the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment before volunteering for airborne forces in early 1944.
He qualified as a military parachutist after completing course 110 which ran at RAF Ringway in April 1944 and was posted to 2 Section, Mortars Platoon, Support Company, 10th Parachute Battalion and went with them on Operation Market Garden.
Private Youell died in the Battle for Arnhem, on 19 September 1944, aged 18 years old. He and others of 2 Section, Mortars, were killed at the roadside at Wekeromseweg near the La Cabine pumping station, where they were given as field burial before being laid to rest at Oosterbeek War Cemetery, Arnhem.
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