The parachutist that had a hang up and later released over Poole Harbour on 18 march 1944 was Lt John (Shaun) Alexander Williams of 83rd Field Regiment, RA, 53rd Infantry (Welsh) Division. He was the son of John and Julia (Sheelagh) Williams of Tullamore Co. Offaly, Ireland. Captain John (Jack) Williams MC fought in WWI in 75th Bde, RFA, part of the Guards Division.
Lt Williams died from his injuries at the time. It is understood, but not confirmed, that he was in training as a Forward Observation Officer, attached to the 53rd Airlanding Light Regiment RA, 6th Airborne Division for D-Day, when the accident happened.