Norman Richard Illingworth was originally commissioned into the Queen Victoria’s Rifles, a Territorial Army unit.
As a Second Lieutenant in August 1942 he was posted to the 1st Air Landing Squadron Reconnaissance Corps, as it was then known, after he had volunteered for Airborne Forces.
By January 1943 he had been promoted to War Substantive Lieutenant and was the Motor Transport Officer for the Squadron. In this capacity he went with them to North Africa in May 1943.
It was whilst he was in North Africa, carrying out training, that he was taken ill and he was sent back to England on the 23rd August 1943.
Lieutenant Illingworth died on the 29th March 1944 at Woking in Surrey.
He is commemorated at Woking, (St John’s) Crematorium Memorial, panel 4.
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