John Cornwell was the youngest survivor of the D-Day landings.
Extract from 'The Sun' WAR HERO FAREWELL John Cornwell who was youngest survivor of D-Day landings aged 15 laid to rest aged 94 in moving funeral.
Gloster Veteran John Cornwell who was the youngest survivor of D-Day Normandy landings at the age of 15 has been laid to rest. Soldiers paid a touching tribute to the Second World War hero in a moving funeral that took place in St Mary's Church in Prestbury near Cheltenham. John died on May 19th aged 94. Webmaster published a copy of a tribute paid to John by his family on the 2nd of June.
Roy Roberts, a retired RAF wing commander and chairman of the Royal British Legion in Cheltenham, who organised the funeral said "John was a long-time member of the Royal British Legion and a poppy seller.
Six soldiers from 1 Rifles carried his coffin Credit: SWNS
Representing the Gloucestershire Regimental Association was Standard Bearer Scott McBryde of the Stroud Branch.