Rifleman Richard Jarman

18 Aug 1944

Richard Jarman was the son of Charles and Ada Maria Jarman, of Milton, Southsea, Hampshire, he enlisted into the General Service Corps and volunteered for airborne forces.

His brother William R Jarman was killed in action on 10 July 1943, aged 23, whilst serving with the 1st Bn. The Hampshire Regiment in Sicily, and is buried in Syracuse War Cemetery.

Rifleman Jarman successfully completed glider training and was posted to 1st (Airborne) Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles, and took part in Operation Overlord (Normandy).

Rfn Jarman was killed in action on 18 August 1944, aged 19, and was buried in Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France.

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