Driver John Sproson

{ Jack }

13 Jun 1944

John (Jack) Sproson was the son of George and Ada Sproson; husband of Edna Sproson, of Attercliffe, Sheffield, he enlisted in the Royal Army Service Corps and volunteered for airborne forces.

Driver Sproson successfully completed parachute training at RAF Ringway and was posted to 398 (Airborne) Composite Company, Royal Army Service Corps, and took part in Operation Overlord (Normandy).

Dvr Sproson was killed in action on 13 June 1944, aged 24, and was given a field burial at Colleville-sur-Orne and was re-interred to Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France, on 17 May 1945.

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