Sergeant John G Flaherty

19 Oct 1919 - 09 Nov 1981

  • France and Germany Star medal
  • General Service Medal Clasp (1962 onwards) medal

John Gerrard Flaherty enlisted into the General Service Corps. He was transferred to Royal Army Service Corps before volunteering for airborne forces.

Driver Flaherty qualified as a military parachutist on course 99, which ran at RAF Ringway from 19 January to 3 February 1944. The course report states: ‘Dvr Flaherty: Quiet, above average, reliable.’ He was then posted to 224 Parachute Field Ambulance.

Dvr Flaherty jumped into Normandy on D Day, 6 June 1944. He also saw service in the Ardennes, Rhine Crossing and Advance to the Baltic.

Sergeant Flaherty was demobbed on 17 JULY 1947 after returning from Palestine.

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