237676 Lt Herbert Denham BROTHERIDGE, MiD, 2nd (Airborne) Bn. Ox & Bucks Light Infantry: 06/06/1944

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Remembering Today

    Casualty Details | CWGC
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Service No: 237676
    Date of Death: 06/06/1944
    Age: 29 Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry 2nd (Airborne) Bn.
    Awards: Mentioned in Despatches
    Grave Reference: Grave 43.
    Location: France
    Additional Information: Son of Herbert Charles and Lilian Brotheridge, of Smethwick, Staffordshire; husband of Maggie Brotheridge, of Smethwick.

    [​IMG] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Den_Brotheridge#/media/File:Grave_Den_Brotheridge.JPG
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  2. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    Said to be the first soldier to be killed on the Normandy landings campaign...always referred to as "Den"

    A real feat to get the Horsa gliders down to within spitting distance of the now Pegasus Bridge as a visit to location will reveal.

    Turned out to be the start of "what a day"
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