Stanley Claude Savill was the son of Ernest David and Florence Savill; husband of Eileen Savil, of Poplar, London, he enlisted in the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), and volunteered for airborne forces.
Company Quartermaster Sergeant Savill successfully completed parachute training at RAF Chaklala, India, and was posted to 7th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, and took part in operations in India, North Africa, and operation Overlord (Normandy).
CQMS Savill was killed in action on 14 June 1944, age 28, and was given a field burial at Herouvillette and was re-interred to Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France, on 28 August 1945.
On this day The 7th Para Bn was located around Herouvillette, located to the south east of Ranville. It is probable that the one NCO killed in the mortar attack of 2245 hours (as shown in CWGC records) was that of Savill.
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