Herbert George Newitt from Reading worked as a chauffeur before enlisting into The Royal Army Service Corps (RASC) in January 1940, aged 25 at Acton.
He had previously served with The Middlesex regiment, having been demobbed in 1937. He married Joan on 13 May 1940 and served as a driver in the UK from 1940 until May 1943.
In May 1943 he volunteered for airborne forces and was posted 93 (Airborne) Composite Company RASC and went to North Africa
Driver Newitt was part of the 93 (Airborne) Composite Company RASC Seaborne Echelon that went to North West Europe to attempt to supply the troops on Operation Market Garden.
He later went on Operation Doomsday in Norway before being demobbed in early 1946.