Harold George Spurway was born and lived in Devonshire, he enlisted in the General Service Corps and volunteered for airborne forces.
Private Spurway successfully completed glider training and was posted to 12th (Airborne) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment and took part in Operation Varsity (Rhine Crossing).
Pte Spurway was killed in action on 24 March 1945, age 19, and was given a field burial at Hamminkeln, Germany, and was re-interred to Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany on 24 April 1947.
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