W Thorpe was attached to The Parachute Regiment from the Royal Army Medical Corps.
Private Thorpe was posted to the 8th (Midlands) Parachute Battalion and took part in the D-Day landings to Normandy on 5-6 June 1944.
Pte Thorpe died on 6 June 1944, aged 22 years old. He is now buried at Ranville War Cemetery, Normandy.
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Headstone image provided by Bob Hilton.
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