Michael Donovan was born in the Irish Republic and lived in East London, he enlisted in the Royal Ulster Rifles, and volunteered for airborne forces.
Corporal Donovan successfully completed glider training and was posted to 1st (Airborne) Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles, and took part in Operation Varsity (Rhine Crossing).
Cpl Donovan was killed in action on 24 March 1945, aged 28, and was given a field burial at Hamminkeln, Germany and was re-interred to Reichswald Forest War Cemetery on 12 April 1947.
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