Private John W Davies

16 Jun 1944

John Walter Davies was the son of Horace Orcroft and Olive May Davies, of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, he enlisted in the Warwickshire Regiment and volunteered for Airborne forces.

Private Davies successfully completed parachute training and was posted to 8th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, and took part in Operation Overlord (Normandy).

Pte Davies was killed in action on 16 June 1944, aged 19, and was given a field burial near Bavent and was re-interred to Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France, on 21 August 1945.

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By Rod Gibson

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