Private John McDougall

John McDougall was the son of Archibald and Mary McDougall, of Johnstone, Renfrewshire. He enlisted in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and volunteered for airborne forces.

Private McDougall successfully completed his parachute training at RAF Ringway on course number 47 from 19 January to 3 February 1944. His course report stated ‘cheerful, hard worker, reached good standard’. He was posted to 3rd Battalion, the Parachute Regiment, and took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).

Pte McDougall was killed in an allied air raid whilst a PoW, aged 21. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Groesbeek Memorial.

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By Rod Gibson

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