James Henry Frith was the son of James and Florence Frith; husband of Nancy K Frith, of Kingston, Surrey, he enlisted in the Royal Berkshire Regiment and volunteered for Airborne forces.
Sergeant Frith successfully completed parachute training at RAF Ringway on course number 51, from 15 to 27 February 1943. His course report stated “Ground training of good standard, good jumper.” He was posted to A Company, 9th Battalion, the Parachute Regiment and took part in Operation Overlord (Normandy).
Sgt Frith was killed in action on 19 August 1944, aged 25, by a gunshot wound to the head, and was buried at Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
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