Henry Leonard Croft was the son of William John and Ethel Eleanor Amelia (Spaughton), of Dulwich, London; husband of Susan Theresa (Waller) Croft, of Stamford Hill, London. He was commissioned in the Royal Ulster Rifles, and volunteered for airborne forces.
Captain Croft successfully completed glider training and was posted to 1st (Airborne) Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles and took part in Operation Varsity (Rhine Crossing).
Capt Croft was killed in action on 24 March 1945, aged 30, and was given a field burial at Hamminkeln, Germany and was re-interred to Reichswald Forest War Cemetery on 22 April 1947.
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