Lance Sergeant Wilfred Anderson

Lance Sergeant Wilfred Anderson  came from Manchester and served with the Lancashire Fusiliers prior to volunteering for airborne forces.

He qualified as a military parachutist on course 15, which ran at RAF Ringway in June 1942, and was posted to the 2nd Parachute Battalion.

He deployed with the battalion to North Africa for Operation Torch later that year and was killed while defending battalion positions in the Tamera valley from enemy attack.

Lance Sergeant Anderson died on 11 March 1943, aged 24 years old, and is now buried at Tabarka Ras Rajel War Cemetery, Tunisia. 

Cemetery photograph courtesy of CWGC.

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