Pritchett, Arthur


War Service:

Private ARTHUR PRITCHETT of 12th Battalion the Parachute Regiment was killed in Normandy on 12 June 1944, aged 19. In May 1943 the 10th (East Riding Yeomanry) Battalion Green Howards was reformed as 12th Battalion Parachute Regiment. On D-Day the battalion captured Ranville and held it against repeated German counter-attacks.
Their next task was the capture of Breville. In the fierce fighting for the village the 12th lost all its officers and all but 55 other ranks.

He is buried in Ranville cemetery, Normandy.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered in the pages of the History of the Catford Cycling Club.

He was born in Greenwich, the son of Charles Edwin Turl Pritchett and Eliza Pritchett. they later moved to Clive Vale, Hastings.


Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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