Norman Jefferson was the son of Thomas and Sarah Jefferson, of Lisburn, County Down, Northern Ireland, he enlisted into the Royal Ulster Rifles and volunteered for airborne forces.
Corporal Jefferson successfully completed glider training and was posted to 1st (Airborne) Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles, and took part in Operation Overlord (Normandy).
Cpl Jefferson was killed in action on 7 June 1944, and was given a field burial at St Honorine de Chardonnerette and was re-interred to Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France, on 30 August 1945.
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