Rifleman William H Johns

William Henry Johns was the son of Henry H J and Elizabeth M Johns, of Waddon, Croydon, Surrey, he enlisted into the Royal Ulster Rifles and volunteered for airborne forces.

Rifleman Johns successfully completed glider training and was posted to 1st (Airborne) Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles, and took part in Operation Overlord (Normandy).

Rfn Johns was killed in action on 7 June 1944, and was given a field burial at La Bas Ranville-St Honorine and was re-interred to Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France, on 20 July 1945.

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By Rod Gibson

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