William Patrick Piper was the son of Albert and Frances Piper. He married Chief Wren Stella Margery Piper, W.R.N.S., of Emsworth, Hampshire,on 7 August 1939 at Hailsham Church, Sussex. He enlisted in the Royal Army Service Corps and volunteered for airborne forces.
Private Piper successfully completed a parachute course at RAF Ringway and was posted to Royal Army Service Corps, attached H.Q. 6th Airborne Division and took part in operation Overlord (Normandy).
Pte Piper was killed in action on 7 June 1944, age 28, and was given a field burial at Grangues and was re-interred to Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France, on 1 June 1945.
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