Thomas James Piper was born and lived in south west London, he enlisted in the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry and volunteered for airborne forces.
Private Piper successfully completed glider training and was posted to 2nd (Airborne) Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, and took part in Operation Varsity (Rhine Crossing).
Pte Piper was killed in action on 24 March 1945, age 25, and was given a field burial at Hamminkeln, Germany and was re-interred to Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany, on 21 March 1947.
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