Maurice Kalikoff was the son of Phillip and Dora Kalikoff, of Islington, London.
He enlisted into The Sussex Regiment and volunteered for airborne forces at the formation of 1st Parachute Brigade in late 1941 while still serving as a private soldier.
Posted to the 2nd Parachute Battalion, he attended the fourth basic parachute training personnel run for Brigade personnel on 17 to 21 December 1941 and returned to RAF Ringway for the second advanced course with arms containers on 14 to 19 January 1942.
He served with the 2nd Para Bn in North Africa, Sicily, Italy and Arnhem, where he served as a section commander (Sergeant) in the Mortar Platoon.
He was critically wounded during the battle and later died of his wounds.
Sgt Maurice Kalikoff died on 27 October 1944, aged 28 years, and is now buried at Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany.
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