Norman Skelton, son of Robert and Mrs Skelton, of Brampton, Cumberland, enlisted into The General Service Corps and volunteered for airborne forces.
Private Skelton successfully completed his Glider training and was posted to 1st (Airborne) Battalion, The Border Regt. He took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).
Pte Skelton died of wounds on 23 September 1944, aged 19. He was originally given a field burial behind the Paasberg school, Oosterbeek, and was reinterred to Arnhem War Cemetery on 10 September 1945.
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