Private Wallace Roughsedge

Wallace Roughsedge enlisted in the General Service Corps and volunteered for airborne forces.

Private Roughsedge successfully completed his parachute training on course number 73 at RAF Ringway from 19 to 28 July 1943. His course report stated  "nervous but tries hard and jumps well". He was posted to Signals Platoon, HQ Company, 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, and took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).

Pte Roughsedge was killed in action on 19 September 1944, aged 21, in the Arnhem Rhine Bridge area. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Groesbeek Memorial to the missing.

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By Rod Gibson

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