Percy Frederick Walter was the son of Percy and Julia Ada Frances Walter (Willox), of East Ham, Essex, he enlisted in the General Service Corps and volunteered for airborne forces.
Private Walter successfully completed parachute training at RAF Ringway on course number 78, from 14 to 24 August 1943. His course report stated “Poor at first, improving to good”. He was posted to 9th Battalion, the Parachute Regiment and took part in Operation Overlord (Normandy).
Pte Walter was killed in action on 6 June 1944, aged 19, and was given a field burial at Gonneville-sur-Merville and was re-interred to Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France, on 16 July 1945.
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