Private Walter Gledhill

05 Apr 1927 - 05 Jul 2015

  • General Service Medal (to 1962) Clasp medal
Walter Gledhill, from Yorkshire, served with the 1st Battalion The Parachute Regiment (1 PARA) from 1948 to 1952. He joined 1 PARA, with was then part of 16 Independent Parachute Brigade, in Germany before returning back to the UK in 1949. In 1951 he was deployed twice with 1 PARA, briefly to Cyprus during the Persian crisis and then later that year to the Canal Zone, Egypt. Walter married Mary in 1949 during his Army service and later emigrated to Australia, where he passed away on 5 July 2015, aged 88 years. He is survived by Mary and their two children, John and Joanie.
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Ted McGreal said:
I was Walter Gledhill’s welfare officer and his wife Mary for a few years as a member of the airborne forces of wa
Ted McGreal said:
Walter Gledhill gave me this photo and the ok to add it into ParaData. The photo was taken when Walter married Mary during WW2. Walter brought Mary to the UK. Mary was of German decent.
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