Lance Corporal James McGrath

07 Nov 1915 - 23 Jun 1944

James McGrath was the son of James and Elsie May McGrath, of Seven Kings, Ilford, Essex, he enlisted in the Royal Army Service Corps and volunteered for airborne forces.

Lance Corporal McGrath successfully completed parachute training at RAF Ringway and was posted to 716 (Airborne) Light Composite Company, Royal Army Service Corps, and took part in Operation Overlord (Normandy).

L/Cpl McGrath was killed in action on 23 June 1944, age 28, and was buried in Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France.

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