Private Reginald A Forknall

13 Jan 2004

  • General Service Medal (to 1962) Clasp medal

Reginald Forknall enlisted into the Somerset Light Infantry during the Second World War and volunteered for airborne forces.

He qualified as a military parachutist on Course 134 which ran at RAF Ringway from 18 September to 5 October 1944, and served with 9th Parachute Battalion in the remaining campaigns in North West Europe including Ardennes, the Rhine Crossing and the Advance to the Baltic. He went on to serve in Palestine prior to demobilisation in 1947.

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richard keyte said:
My grandfather served with the 9 Battalion from 1944 to 1947. In later life after moving to France for work, and following his retirement, he was involved with the Merville Battery Committee and also the 9th Battalion reunion club. On his death in 2004 his ashes were interred in Ranville Churchyard.
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