Private Norman Peck

06 Jun 1944

Norman Peck was the son of Edwin Herbert and Isabel Peck, of Moss side, Manchester, he enlisted in the General Service Corps and volunteered for airborne forces.

Private Peck successfully completed parachute training at RAF Ringway on course number 79 from 23 August to 2 September 1943. His course report stated “Enthusiastic and keen”. He was posted to 9th Battalion, the Parachute Regiment, and took part in Operation Overlord (Normandy).

Pte Peck was killed in action on 6 June 1944, age 19, and was given a field burial in Gonneville-sur-Merville and re-interred to Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France, on 16 July 1945.

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