Herbert Mearns was the son of Margaret Mearns, of Coleraine, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, he enlisted in the General Service Corps and volunteered for airborne forces.
Rifleman Mearns successfully completed glider training and was posted to 1st (Airborne) Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles, and took part in Operation Overlord (Normandy).
Rfn Mearns was killed in action on 9 June 1944, aged 19, and was given a field burial at St Aubin de Arquenay and was re-interred to Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France, on 7 September 1945.
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