Private Philip Darbyshire

02 Dec 1926 - 25 Oct 1947

  • General Service Medal (to 1962) Clasp medal

Philip Darbyshire was born on 2 December 1926 to William and Violet Darbyshire of Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire.

Private Darbyshire volunteered for The Parachute Regiment from the General Service Corps and successfully completed his parachute training at Ringway on 25 July 1946 at RAF Upper Heyford in Oxfordshire. He was posted into the Reserve Battalion at Piddlehinton, before joining to the 2nd Battalion, Parachute Regiment in Palestine.

He died on aged 20 on 25 October 1947, when the lorry he was travelling in collided with another military vehicle, killing fourteen military personnel. He is now buried in Khayat Beach War Cemetery, Israel.

By Rebecca Blackburn with information supplied by Bob Hilton

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