Private Robert Chapman Bickerton came from Ayrshire and served with the Royal Scots Fusiliers prior to volunteering for airborne forces during World War II.
He qualified as a military parachutist on course 112, which ran at RAF Ringway in April 1944, and was posted to the 12th (Yorkshire) Parachute Battalion.
Private Bickerton took part in the Normandy and Ardennes campaigns.
He died on 20 January 1945, aged 24 years old, and is now buried at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Germany.
Headstone photograph courtesy of Brian Kealy.
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