Lance Corporal Raymond Singer, husband of Ella Doreen Singer of Sandford, Dorsetshire, volunteered for airborne forces during the Second World War.
He qualified as a military parachutist on course 49, which ran at RAF Ringway in February 1943.
In the following year L/Cpl Singer took part in the Battle of Arnhem, during Operation Market Garden, as the batman for the second in command of 1st Airlanding Brigade, Col Hilaro Barlow.
On 19 September, Col Barlow was instructed to take command of 1st Parachute Brigade and co-ordinate an advance to the bridge. L/Cpl Singer was in close attendance. Both men were killed by a mortar shell as they moved forward to link up with the brigade.
Lance Corporal Singer died on 19 September 1944, aged 28 years old. He was initially buried in the Arnhem General Cemetery, before being reinterred later at Oosterbeek War Cemetery, Arnhem.