Sapper John Youell

06 Jun 1944

John Youell, son of Walter John and Maude Beatrice Youell, of Sparkhill, Birmingham, served with the Royal Engineers before volunteering for Airborne Forces in 1943.

He qualified as a military parachutist on course 80, which ran at RAF Ringway from 30 August to 9 September 194 and was posted to The 591 (Antrim) Parachute Squadron, Royal Engineers.

Sapper Youell took part in the D-Day landings to Normandy, during Op Overlord. Sapper Youell died on 6 June 1944, aged 20 years old. He is now buried in collective grave at Ranville War Cemetery, Normandy.

Headstone image supplied by Sgt Terry Youell 3 PARA

 

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