Private William J McLaughlin

07 Jul 1944

William Joseph McLaughlin was the son of William Joseph and Catherine McLaughlin, of Nitshill, Glasgow, he enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corps and volunteered for airborne forces.

Private McLaughlin successfully completed parachute training at RAF Ringway on course number 90, from 1 to 13 November 1943. His course report stated “Diligent, keen, quite satisfactory performer”.

He was posted to 224 Parachute Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps, and took part in Operation Overlord (Normandy).

Pte McLaughlin died of wounds on 7 July 1944, age 24, and was buried in Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France.

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By Rod Gibson

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