Peter William Sale was the son of Major Frank Sale and Elizabeth Ester Sale, of Blandford, Dorsetshire, he enlisted in the General Service Corps and volunteered for airborne forces.
Private Sale successfully completed glider training and was posted to 12th (Airborne) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment and took part in Operation Varsity (Rhine Crossing).
Pte Sale was killed in action on 24 March 1945, age 19, and was given a field burial at Hamminkeln, Germany, and was re-interred to Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany on 24 April 1947.
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