Private Walter Dimmick

19 Jun 1944

Walter Dimmick was the son of Walter and Mary Ann Dimmick, of Glamorgan, he enlisted in the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry and volunteered for Airborne forces.

Private Dimmick successfully completed parachute training at RAF Ringway on course number 72, from 12 to 23 July 1943. His course report stated “All round performer, good standard.” He was posted to 5th (Scottish) Bn., The Parachute Regiment, and took part in Operation Overlord (Normandy).

Pte Dimmick was killed in action on 19 June 1944, aged 33, and was given a field burial at Le Mesnill and was re-interred to Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France, on 26 June 1945.

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By Rod Gibson with photos and additional family information from Maureen Moore (niece)

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