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Lieutenant


Leslie Protheroe

SHAND


(nickname)

(Photo)

Born:

1922 Erpingham, Norfolk, England.

 

Service No.

278782

Regiment(s):

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 Margarita Thurburn (1887-1976)- [m.1916 Croydon, England]

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:

University Student prior to enlistment. 

Married:

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Died:

24 July 1944 aged 22

 

Burial:

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

Cemetery / Memorial:

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Links:

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Misc:

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