Henry Hall was the son of James Henry and Nellie Hall and husband of Joan Hall, of Brampton, Derbyshire.
He was enlisted into the Royal Artillery and later served with 53rd Airlanding Light Regiment, volunteering for parachute training in late 1943.
Gunner ‘Nobby’ Hall qualified as a military parachutist on course 99 which ran at RAF Ringway in January 1944. The course instructors’ report reads: ‘Keen, intelligent, hard worker-very good show’.
The 53rd Airlanding Light Regiment's first deployment was on Operation Overlord, which marked the start of the liberation of France from German occupation.
Gunner Hall was killed in action on the first day of the operation on 5 June 1944, aged 23 years old, and is now buried at Ranville Churchyard, Calvados, France.
Headstone image courtesy of Bob Hilton