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Roll Call Lance Corporal Thomas Sanderson – 27 March 1945

Thomas Sanderson enlisted into the General Service Corps and was posted to The Black Watch.

He later volunteered for airborne forces in 1943.

Private Sanderson qualified as a military parachutist on course 82, which ran at RAF Ringway in September 1943. The course notes record: “First class on landings, performance otherwise average.”

He was posted to 6 Platoon, B Company, 7th (Light Infantry) Parachute Battalion and saw active service in Normandy, the Ardennes and on the Rhine Crossing.

Lance Corporal Sanderson was Killed in Action on 27 March 1945. He was finally laid to rest at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 30 April 1947.

By Wendy George

Listed Operations

06/06/1944 – 27/08/1944 Normandy (Operation Overlord)
24/12/1944 – 28/01/1945 Ardennes
24/03/1945 – 02/05/1945 Rhine Crossing (Operation Varsity)

Airborne Forces service history

1943-1945 7th (Light Infantry) Parachute Battalion, (Lance Corporal)

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