Herbert John Farquharson, son of Herbert and Mary Farquharson, of Banff , Scotland, enlisted nto The Royal and Electrical Mechanical Engineering Corps.
Private Farquharson volunteered for airborne forces and attended parachute training course number 77 at RAF Ringway, 9-18 August 1943. His course report stated ‘Pte Farquharson: Perfect control, should be the ideal parachutist.’
After initially being posted to the Holding Wing, Pte Farquharson served with B Company, 5th (Scottish) Parachute in Italy, South of France and on Operation Manna, Greece as was part of the Athens occupation force.
Pte Farquharson was killed on 18 December 1944 and is now buried in Phaleron War Cemetery, Greece.
Grave image by Dave Finch.
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