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Leslie Protheroe





6 July 1922 Erpingham, Norfolk, England.


Service No.



591 Antrim Parachute Squadron RE

Military Notes:
Service Record:

13 Jun 1943 granted Emergency Commission with rank of 2nd Lieutenant.

20 Jun 1943 - joined 591 Antrim Para Sqn.

23 Jul-3 Aug 1943- Parachute Training Course no.74 at RAF Ringway

D-day was in No.2 Troop for the assault on Merville Battery

Appointed IO (Information Officer) in Normandy to the Commander of Royal Engineers. While inspecting two abandoned tanks, Lt. Shand stepped on a chain of 75 grenades. He was killed in the explosion.


Family Notes:

Son  of Lt. Col Norman Protheroe Shand MC (1886-1956) [of the Norfolk Regiment]
and his wife Eva Marguerite Thurburn (1887-1976)-m.1916 Croydon, England
Both parents originally of Johnshaven, Aberdeenshire.

Brother of Margaret Helen Shand (1920-2007)

His family lived in Salthouse, Norfolk.

His father was granted administration of his estate on 30 Dec 1944 at Llandudno, where Leslie Shand's home address was given as 251a Chesterton Road, Cambridge.

Civilian Occupation:

Norfolk School, Wellington College,
University Student prior to enlistment. 
Trinity College Cambridge 1940-1943
1943 Awarded BA degree.




24 July 1944 aged 22



Ranville War Cemetery plot 4A, row O, grave No.15

Cemetery / Memorial:

Trinity College Cambridge WW2 memorial









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          [page last updated 02 Apr 2016 - with further information supplied by his family.]