Ivor Louis Fry

Memorial: Tytherington - St James's Church

Regiment: Devonshire Regiment

Medals: 1939–45 Star, War Medal 1939–1945

Rank and number: Private 14579807

Parents: William Thomas and Amy Amelia Fry

Marital status: Single

Home address: Yew Tree Cottage, Moorslade Lane, Lower Stone, Glos

Pre-war occupation: Not known

Date of birth: 04/11/1924

Place of birth: Gloucestershire

Date of death: 12/06/1944

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Ranville War Cemetery France and commemorated on the War Memorial at the Parish Church of St James Tytherington.

Age: 19

Further information:

The son of a smallholder, Ivor was the youngest of 4 brothers. His regiment, the 12th Devonshires, took part in operation Mallard in Normandy. Ivor arrived in Normandy on the night of 5th June in a glider assault to secure Pegasus Bridge. On the 12th June the Devonshires left Amfreville, where they were stationed, to take part in a major assault on the enemy holding Breville. They came under very heavy artillery fire which killed Ivor and many of his fellows along with 2 brigadiers, a colonel and a lieutenant colonel. Breville les monts was finally liberated the following day on 13th June. Ivor was buried at Amfreville but later transferred to Ranville British Cemetery.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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