DOUGLAS LIGHTFOOT 

Douglas LIGHTFOOT
Rank: Bombardier
Service Number:959951.
Regiment: 24 Field Regt. Royal Artillery
Killed In Action Wednesday 26th January 1944
Age 26
County Memorial Weaverham & Wallerscote Works I.C.I.
Commemorated\Buried Anzio War Cemetery
Grave\Panel Ref: IV. A. 12.
CountryItaly

Douglas's Story.

SIGNALLER KILLED IN ITALY

BOMBARDIER DOUGLAS LIGHTFOOT

News has been received that Bombardier Douglas Lightfoot, signaller with the Royal Artillery, son of Mr and Mrs J. Lightfoot, 36 Lydyett Lane Barnton, whose wife lives at 12 Morris Drive Weaverham, was killed in Italy in January.

He went overseas 15 months ago and had been in the army for years. Bombardier's Lightfoot was 26 and in a letter to his wife written in November described his experiences during the Mediterranean campaign and landing in Sicily. He was an old scholar of Barnton Brunner school and played football for Barnton old boys. Before joining he was employed at the Wallerscote works of I.C.I. Ltd.  His wife was formally Miss Muriel Roughley. There is a 2 year old son.

Winsford Chronicle Saturday, 26 February 1944

His brother George Thomas Lightfoot also fell