Private Norman Neal

22 Sep 1944

Norman Neal was the son of James and Florence Neal, of Tang Hall, York. He enlisted in the General Service Corps and volunteered for airborne forces.

Private Neal successfully completed his glider training and was posted to 7th (Airborne) Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, and took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).

Pte Neal was killed in action on 22 September 1944, aged 19, and was given a field burial in the Hartenstein sports ground, Oosterbeek, and was re-interred to Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery on 6 September 1945.

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By Rod Gibson, profile photo supplied by Harvey Grenville

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