Private ARTHUR PLATT (photo added)

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Rank Private
Forenames ARTHUR
Surname PLATT (photo added)
Initials A
Place of Birth Unknown
Date of Birth Unknown
Date of Death Tuesday, 06 June 1944
Age 24
Nationality British
Residence or Entered Service From AMERSHAM, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM
Service Number 5384418
Force British Army
Service/Corps/Regiment Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 8 Parachute Battalion (6th Airborne Division)
Military Honours and Awards
Place of Burial/Commemoration RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location IIA. N. 8.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph
Family Details SON OF MR. AND MRS. H. PLATT, OF AMERSHAM, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE.

Additional Information

 

Memorial to Arthur Platt and Thomas W. Billington near Touffréville in Normandy.1

 

 

 

William John Lewis Platt next to the memorial for his father

Private Arthur Platt, June 2003.2

 

General Montgomery, with Lieutenant Colonel Alastair S. 'Jock' Pearson to his right,

speaking with Major John B. Marshal. From the left of the photograph is Serjeant Hutchinson,

Private Arthur Platt and Lance Corporal Ford.

This is the only known surviving photograph of Private Arthur Platt.

 

 

References
1. Photographs of memorial Carl Shilleto
2. Photograph kindly provided by William John Lewis Platt, son of Private Arthur Platt.

 

Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph:  
Individual photograph: William John Lewis Platt
Additional photographs provided by: William John Lewis Platt and Carl Shilleto
Additional information provided by: Dr Tony Leake and William John Lewis Platt

 

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