Lieutenant Horace Algernon Dorrien-Smith served with the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, attached to 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment.
Lt Dorrien-Smith attended Parachute Training Course number 1 at RAF Ringway between 3 and 15 November 1941.
On 22 April 1942 A Company dropped into New Milton on an exercise with the 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers.
Lt Dorrien-Smith died at Royal Victoria West Hampshire Hospital as the result of injuries accidentally sustained on this exercise due to a 69 Grenade exploding in his pocket. He is buried in St Mylor Churchyard.
By Rebecca Blackburn with information supplied by Bob HiltonRead More