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AMBROSE THEODORE WENTWORTH AUSTIN

SERVICE NO. 277469

Army: Lieutenant

Parachute Regiment

12th (10th Battalion, The Green Howards [Yorkshire Regiment]) Battalion

Formerly of

King's Royal Rifle Corps

DIED: 06 June 1944

HISTORICAL CONTEXT

12th (10th Battalion, The Green Howards [Yorkshire Regiment]) Battalion, Parachute Regiment landed by parachute at drop zone 'N' near Ranville. The battalion took up positions to the south of Ranville.

Some troops were missing after being dropped by parachute away from their planned drop zone. Despite this, the battalion held the area against repeated German counter-attacks.

He was reported missing shortly after landing but the exact circumstances of his death are unknown. He has no known place of burial so he is commemorated on the Bayeux Memorial to the Missing, Calvados.

MEMORIAL LOCATION: Column 3

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