As I was brought up a RAF brat I am generally familiar with some military history. A few years ago I came across some documentation and medals in the possession of my mother in law. Her father was one of three brothers; Southrington from Syston. The family didn't really have much information on the brothers and I don't think they really understood. However from what I read and could put together one died at Normandy, the other in Arnhem and my wife's grandfather survived as a prisoner of war in Burma.
This is a real saving private Ryan meets the longest day meets bridge over the river Kwai.
I did ask more relatives but apparently Mr Southrington was brutally tortured and never spoke of his ordeal when he returned. RIP.