Roy Campbell Neilson was the son of Alan and Edith Neilson, of Norfolk. He enlisted in the General Service Corps, transferred to the Royal Corps of Signals and volunteered for airborne forces.
Sergeant Neilson successfully completed his Glider Pilot training and was posted to E Squadron, 2nd Wing, The Glider Pilot Regiment, and took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).
Sgt Neilson was killed in action on 19 September 1944, aged 19, and was given a field burial 100 yards north of Hartenstein Hotel, Oosterbeek, and was re-interred to Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery on 28 August 1945.
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