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(Photo copyright Spr JW Davies' Family)


17 Jan 1923 Glossop, Derbyshire, England

Service No.



591 Antrim Parachute Squadron RE

3rd Parachute Squadron RE

Military Notes:
Service Record:

Bernard recorded a lengthy interview about his military experience for the Imperial War Museum in 1995. A transcript of the recording can be found here CLICK 

he was in No.2 Troop on D-day for the assault on the Merville Battery, served at the Ardennes and parachuted in for the Rhine crossing. After the 591 Para Sqdn merged with the 3rd Para Sqdn, he was posted to Singapore, then Java and then to Palestine before returning home in 1948 for demobilisation.

Family Notes:

son  of Thomas McDonough (1899-1926) and his wife Annie Carey (1903-1936)[m. 1922 Glossop  ] .

Brother of Mary Kathleen McDonough (Hartwig) (1924-2011) and Ann McDonough (Guest) (1925-1992)

Bernard was raised by his grandparents.

His grandfather George McDonough (1872-1962) and grandmother Alice Ada Williamson (1871-1935) [m.1894 Hayfield] are interred with his father Thomas at Glossop RC Cemetery.

Bernard and Ruth had two daughters.

Civilian Occupation:

After school he was apprentice to Isaac Jackson's Steel Works Factory in Glossop, then transferred to work on the Railways prior to enlisting.


Ruth Matilda Taylor (1923-2009) [m. 1945 Glossop ] 


15 April 2011 at Poulton Le Fylde, Lancashire.



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