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Sapper


George Blair McLean

THORNTON


(nickname)

(Photo)

Born:

1920 Hamilton RD, Lanarkshire

Service No.

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Regiment(s):

6th Airborne Divisional Postal Unit

591 Antrim Parachute Squadron RE

Military Notes:
Service Record:

3 Jun 1944 attached to 591 Antrim Parachute Sqn. at RAF Harwell Transit camp.

9 Jun 1944 wounded by mortar fire while crossing the bridge over the Orne River to deliver mail. Evacuated to the UK for medical treatment.
Took part in the rebuilding of Aust Pier and is mentioned in the article. [Click]

Family Notes:

Emigrated to Canada

Civilian Occupation:

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Married:

1940 in Bristol RD to Evelyn G Higgins (1919-1991) her father also worked for the Post Office.

Died:

31 July 1972 Vancouver, Canada aged 52

Burial:

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Cemetery / Memorial:

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