William Winfield was the son of Joseph and Amy Sarah Winfield, of Coton, Staffordshire, he enlisted in the South Staffordshire Regiment and volunteered for airborne forces.
Lance/Corporal Winfield successfully completed glider training and was posted to 1st (Airborne) Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles, and took part in Operation Overlord (Normandy).
L/Cpl Winfield was killed in action on 7 June 1944, aged 22, and was given a field burial at Granges and re-interred to Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France, on 1 June 1945.
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