Private Stephen G Morgan

12 Jul 1925 -

Stephen George Morgan enlisted on 8 July 1943, four days before his 18th birthday.

After sixteen weeks training with the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry in Colchester he volunteered for airborne forces.

He went to RAF Ringway and undertook parachute training course 106, which ran from 6 to 16 March 1944. The instructors’ report states ‘Morgan: Diligent, quick – responsive good performer’.

Pte Morgan was eventually posted to the 2nd Parachute Battalion and took part in Operation Market Garden, where he was captured and held as a prisoner of war.

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Service History

Stephen G Morgan

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  • Stephen Morgan at Oosterbeek War Cemetery talking to foreign secretary Boris Johnson, 16 September 2016.

    Stephen Morgan at Oosterbeek War Cemetery talking to foreign secretary Boris Johnson, 16 September 2016.

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  • Missing Report for Pte Stephen George Morgan, Oct 1944.

    Missing Report for Pte Stephen George Morgan, Oct 1944.

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  • POW notification for Pte Stephen George Morgan, Nov 1944.

    POW notification for Pte Stephen George Morgan, Nov 1944.

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  • Letter form Major A Digby Tatham-Warter DSO to Pte Stephen Morgan's mother, November 1944.

    Letter form Major A Digby Tatham-Warter DSO to Pte Stephen Morgan's mother, November 1944.

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