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Den Brotheridge was born on 8 December, 1915 in England, United Kingdom. Discover Den Brotheridge’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 29 years old?
|29 years old
|8 December 1915
|England, United Kingdom
|Date of death
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Another member of the coup de main platoon was killed during the operation. Lance-Corporal Fred Greenhalgh of No 14 platoon, 2nd Ox and Bucks, was knocked unconscious following the crash landing and thrown out of his glider and died by drowning.
A memorial plaque, intended to commemorate Brotheridge’s life and the circumstances of his death, was unveiled at Smethwick Council House on 2 April 1995 by his daughter, Margaret Brotheridge.
The first coup de main glider-borne platoon left RAF Tarrant Rushton, Dorset, at 22.56hrs on 5 June 1944 on a moonlit night, initially flying 70 miles eastwards and crossing the English coast over Worthing, Sussex. Brotheridge’s platoon’s glider piloted by Staff Sergeant Jim Wallwork fell from approximately 6000 feet and then glided more slowly earthwards, landing in Normandy at 00.16hrs on 6 June. The glider had landed less than 50 feet from the water tower of the Benouville Bridge, and Brotheridge led the first charge across the bridge, now known as Pegasus Bridge.
He received a mention in despatches for this action. He had been granted an immediate award of the Military Cross by Field Marshal Montgomery the C-in-C of 21st Army Group on 16 June 1944, however regulations for the award of the MC at that time prevented confirmation of the award by King George VI as the citation had not been initiated until after Brotheridge’s death.
Major John Howard’s D Company 2nd Ox and Bucks (the 52nd) was the first Allied unit to land in Normandy on D-Day, 6 June 1944 and Brotheridge was the first soldier from the glider-borne 2nd Ox and Bucks coup de main operation to be killed in action. Brotheridge was the first man to be wounded in action during the Normandy landings and is widely recognised as being the first Allied soldier to be killed by enemy action on D-Day, 6 June 1944.
Brotheridge was commissioned into the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry in July 1942. He was chosen to command 25 Platoon (also known as first platoon) in Major John Howard’s ‘D’ Company, 2nd Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 6th Airlanding Brigade, 6th Airborne Division. The original plan was for Lieutenant David Wood to lead the first platoon across the Caen canal bridge, however shortly before D-Day Howard changed the order of landing and Brotheridge was selected to lead the first platoon across the bridge at Benouville.
Den Brotheridge was born in Smethwick, Staffordshire, the son of Herbert Charles and Lilian Brotheridge. He was educated at Smethwick Technical College and played football for the Aston Villa Colts and cricket for Mitchells and Butlers, Smethwick. He became an inspector of weights and measures with Aylesbury Borough Council. He married Margaret Plant on 30 August 1940 who was eight months pregnant when he left for Normandy. His daughter Margaret Brotheridge was born two weeks after he was killed.
Lieutenant Herbert Denham Brotheridge (8 December 1915 – 6 June 1944) was a British Army officer who served with the 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (the 52nd) during the Second World War. He is often considered to be the first Allied soldier to be killed in action on D-Day, 6 June 1944. He was killed during Operation Tonga: the British airborne landings which secured the left flank of the invasion area before the main assault on the Normandy beaches began.