Private Percy A L Streeter

03 Jan 1945

Percy Alfred Lionel Streeter, son of Alfred and Edith Streeter, of South Norwood, Surrey, enlisted into the General Service Corps.

Private Streeter was then posted to The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment.

He later volunteered for airborne forces in September 1944 and qualified as a military parachutist on Course 136 which ran at RAF Ringway from 2 to 15 October 1944. The instructors’ report states: ‘Pte Streeter. Average parachutist. Keen, quick to learn. Reserved and reliable.’

Pte Streeter was posted to A Company, 13th Parachute Battalion, as a reinforcement after their Normandy campaign.

He deployed with the battalion to the Ardennes and was killed during the first day of the Battle of Bure as A Company mounted an attack to secure the village.

Pte Streeter died on 3 January 1945, aged 20 years. He was originally buried in a temporary burial ground at Bure and on 22 May 1947 he was buried at Hotton War Cemetery Belgium.

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Percy A L Streeter


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