Private Norman Manchester

25 Sep 1944

Norman Manchester, son of George and Ellen Manchester, of Bury, Lancashire, enlisted in the Border Regiment and volunteered for airborne forces.

Private Manchester successfully completed Glider training and was posted to B Company, 1st (Airborne) Battalion the Border Regiment. He took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).

Pte Manchester was killed in action on 25 September 1944, aged 20. He was originally given a field burial by a ruined house on Veerweg and was reinterred to Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery on 23 July 1946.

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