Lieutenant Gordon H O'Brien-Hitching

12 Jul 1944

Lieutenant Gordon Harry O'Brien-Hitching, son of Capt J O'Brien-Hitching MC, and Elsie O'Brien-Hitching, joined Airborne Forces after completing Parachute Course 84 in early October 1943.

He joined 1 Platoon of A Company, 13th (South Lancs) Parachute Battalion. He took part in the Normandy campaign, during Op Overlord.

Lieutenant O'Brien-Hitching died on 12 July 1944, aged 24 years old. He is now commemorated on the Memorial at Bayeux War Cemetery, Normandy.

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