Private John Salisbury

11 Jun 1944

John Salisbury was born and raised in Devon. He enlisted in the Devonshire Regiment, and volunteered for airborne forces.

Pte Salisbury successfully completed glider training and was posted to 12th (Airborne) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment, and took part in operation Overlord (Normandy).

Pte Salisbury was killed in action on 11 June 1944, age 30, and was given a field burial at Ranville and was re-interred to Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France, on 29 June 1945.

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