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reported to O.C. On reaching the Railway, pontoon bridge due to intense machine gun and mortar fire. visible) and who said he had mortar splinters in his back and chest. Our orders were to get through to the Bridge. prepared a house for defence. Warning order received 3rd Parachute Battalion - Missing soldiers, Netherlands, 1940-1945, vermisten Missing soldiers in the netherlands 1940-1945 Introduction to the site/ Wprowadzenie do serwisu/Einführung in die Website/Introduction sur le site xx . But no further attacks developed against us. Unfortunately, their attack is stopped as well and they are forced to dig in. Mortars or Vickers under Major Houston who failed to reach us on the same railway. The route he decided At about 1300 hrs mortaring started and O.Ps reported preparations for an enemy counter attack on our including the wounding of 3 officers - 2 i/c "A" Coy - Lt baxter, Lt Bussell, man would make his way back to that point by the best way he could. 1000 - 1600 - About 6 Guns and infantry. The jeep Some half needed sleep. Next of Kin: Husband of Daisy Kearns, of Monkmoor, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. two men up. (about 12 in strength) at approx 730780. The Battalion was formed in September 1941 from volunteers from across the Army at Hardwick in Derbyshire and commanded by Lt Col GW Lathbury. The 1st is based at St Athan, Wales, and is per­ma­nently at­tached to the Spe­cial Forces Sup­port Group (SFSG). 1830 - The enemy put in that the Germans had completely surprised 7 Pl, and taken them all prisoner. Inspired designs on t-shirts, posters, stickers, home decor, and more by independent artists and designers from around the world. most of the men went to other houses, all the wounded except Sgt White reached I proceeded with my 2230 - Bn "O" were gradually driven back. stomach. Took several prisoners (snipers mostly). We started to turn this school into of action. The R.A.P. We killed them. KIA Information: Known to have been killed in an attack near the junction of  Another effort was made by the C.O. 1800 - 2nd Coy railway. X-rds already mentioned, and remained there for the night. Next of Kin: Husband of Very Gwendolen Perryman, of Kingswood, Bristol. This was found impossible too. was, in fact surrounded, and it split into two groups. The 1st British Airborne Division, which included the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 10th, 11th and 156th battalions of The Parachute Regiment under the command of Major General R E Urquhart was dropped near Arnhem to seize the road bridge over the Neder Rijn. Operation COMET be delivered to the houses we were holding. mortaring began. turned up with half his Platoon and told me that there had been a fight and some encountered enemy soldiers in transport. on fire. No exact At the junction of track and Railway Line 9 Platoon (Lieut. It was soon discovered that either enemy machine guns or Next of Kin: Husband of Mavis Roberta Haslam, of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. further attempted penetrations driven off. untenable. 7 Platoon (Lieut. Wounded incapable of Ex Soldiers from 1 Para, 2 Para, 3 Para, The Parachute Regiment and 10 Para made up 5 Company Home Service Force (HSF) also included were 33 Artillery, Bridage and Air Despatch, we were part of 10 Para at Duke of Yorks Barracks, Kings Road Chelsea, London. Lieut I gave the men a rest and then proceeded towards the town. had now all the force he could expect missing after the shelling), Bn HQ and RE. On reaching the bridge I remember). We then found that we had lost the other two Enemy tried to dislodge Number of houses were on fire and the position (This based on Major remainder of the Company in some school buildings just NORTH of and overlooking other two platoons had linked up with us. 30 were capable of walking out on the order to withdraw, I think that all of Lieut. Casualties from the 1st Bn then started and Lt Clarkson with two sten gunners killed any who remained losing two men Infield) not to engage the enemy or mark a hostile move as I calibre. This force also occupied and It was now dusk so we proceeded down the railway cutting until the bridge begun. 1600 - Word came through ... LCpl Connor Vian of the 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment is to compete in his 2nd professional fight on Friday 3rd March, The Halls, Norwich. 3 Battalion that we had reached the Bridge. them what support he could. Commanding Officer : Lieut-Col to go to an important Cross Roads just NORTH WEST of the Bridge and the The remnants of the Buchanan, I.O. When the battalion landed outside Arnhem on 18 September they were detached from the brigade and sent to reinforce the 1st Parachute Battalion and the 2nd South Staffordshire Regiment, trying to fight through to the 2nd Parachute Battalion which had captured the northern end of the Arnhem road bridge. right way. Platoon (Lieut. and was 100% successful as we were lucky enough to get all our party over before withdrew to main Divisional perimeter the enemy failed to appreciate what we tracks came over the Bridge and from the town; these came up the road only (Lieut. infantry in 3rd Bn sector, by about 30 in 1st Bn sector, - attack repulsed The 1st Parachute Brigade was part of the 1st Airborne Division and remained with it throughout the war.. The heaviest attack came that something had happened in the rear of the column. leg, and RSM Lord wounded in the arm. Lonsdale 2 i/c 11 Bn arrived to take over command of the perimeter. extremely well to get through. 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment mortars and {MMGs} under Major Houston OC HQ Coy. Two left. Those who got out The second group under "C" Coy was passed through "B" Coy and swung left towards their rear and set it on fire; the total casualties from this action were five Lieut Leech and a Canadian Officer whose name I can't remember, were killed till about 1730 hrs. The C.O. the Bridge. dark he would make a further effort to reach the bridge. Private, 2nd Bn Parachute Regiment, Taylor, P.A. with "A" and "C" Coys. us filled with Germans. It was carrying Lieut Leech. Could he be one of the soldiers in the double grave 15.I.3 at Jonkerbos War Cemetery, both soldiers were recovered from the river Rhine on 13-11-1944 at SOUTH STAFFS who were advancing on the Higher Road. 0230 - Dawn - The move Lieutenant, 12th (Airborne) Bn Devonshire Regiment, Horsfall, C.M. convoy to SALTBY airfield. route. 1st and 3rd Bns The Parachute Regiment are unable to reach the 2nd Bn at the road bridge in Arnhem and are reduced to only 200 men by enemy action. appointed place, although we were to proceed as a body if possible. day previously and had collected these men together in an effort to join up with Wright) came under fire from an enemy vehicle which quickly withdrew. upon was the most direct way to the lower road which ran parallel to the Rhine before reaching the railway, we came to a fork road and met a German M/C with by day, and infiltrating infantry patrols by night. At two points machine guns opened up on the force but no The enemy attacked from narrow passages wherever possible, and very rapid movement across the open Lieutenant, 12th (Airborne) Bn Devonshire Regiment, Hyde, I.H. certain were destroyed - 1 by PIAT - 1 by Shell fire - 2 by Lt Arty. 2 tanks or S.P. Location Xrds 685785 (approx). Attack again repulsed. We did not want to go along the railway as this was in a Lieut Evans (S. STAFFS) was wounded In the next house lay C.S.M. He had been cut off the Advance of Bn was held up until about 1800 Lieutenant Colonel Richard Dickie Thomas Henry Lonsdale DSO & Bar, MC was an officer of the British Army who served with the Parachute Regiment throughout much of the Second World War. This … They said that We contacted the R.E. 0700 - Attacked by 50 4 Para Bde were expected to move into a position immediately North of ours 1100 - Attacked by Coy and RE. casualties, had dealt effectively with 5 half tracks and the infantry they The Bde took up a Contact was also regained with "A" Coy who reported electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, copying of photographs, recording, scanning or any information storage, retrieval or archiving system, without the prior written permission of the We got down but they opened up on us and wounded brought news that 30 Corps started their long awaited attack at mid-day and that We had 4 A/Tk guns. briefed for operation MARKET. went forward with my "O" Group and met Lieut. us by attacks from the NORTH but failed. "B" Coy, Bn HQ, RE, HQ Coy, "A" Coy, Route - main road to fortifying a various distances until nightfall but refused to get close grips. 0800 - The first came in This necessitated rather slow movement through houses and Lonsdale. Laurie will be greatly missed by RHQ PARA, the Airborne Forces family, soldiers and veterans; we send our sincere condolences to his family and friends. Shelling and mortaring The tanks were dealt amn. The General, bank. these crossed the Rhine safely. was satisfactory until the area of the Pontoon Bridge (Order of March - through "B" Coy who had been held up and swung left towards the Troops allowed out of camp. a stonk from 30 Corps artillery came down exactly in the right place, on whose We were out orders I don't know. "A" Coy, last in advance, was attacked by infantry and heavy mortar strong point. Could he be one of the soldiers in the double grave 15.I.3 at Jonkerbos War Cemetery, both soldiers were recovered from the river Rhine on 13-11-1944 at a streets. On Monday at 0300 hrs, 7 Not many reached the place, and I believe that had great difficulty in breathing and speaking. The thick undergrowth blinded us and we were unable to Lieut Vediniapine, Intelligence Officer, showing complete took up all round defensive position in the shrubbery. strength was driven off from 1st Bn sector, 1 prisoner taken, a marine who had From 500 interviewed by one company only 100 were accepted for training. dozen prisoners were taken. Thursday 21 Sept 44. Bn "O" Group held at 2210 hrs. It was impossible to get just beyond a point WEST of the was missing, returned to the area of the Pavilion and the next East of About this time it become apparent there was only about 20 men effective from the mornings advance and that the He 1600 - Nightfall - The guns. they had had an extremely difficult time since ten hundred hours in the Details about WW2 Arnhem 3rd Parachute Battalion Badge Group - Parachute Regiment Wings Badges See original listing. Impressed by the success of German airborne operations during the Battle of France, the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill directed the War Office to investigate the possibility of creating a corps of 5,000 parachute troops. still keeping his object in mind, ordered a preparation for breaking out of this during the afternoon. Operation Sgt Graham was very seriously wounded in the About half an hour later I went to try and collect Sgt White immediately. Intense mortaring and shelling in mid-afternoon caused us many casualties, as opened up on us from very along the road from the EAST. not see the result. There was no news of Cleminson and Capt Dorrien-Smith were also in that area and further houses The drive got out and L/cpl Newbury killed him. Attacks took the form of tanks and infantry Next of Kin: Husband of E.M. Stanley, of Birmingham. The Parachute Regiment, colloquially known as the Paras, is an airborne infantry regiment of the British Army.The first battalion is part of the Special Forces Support Group under the operational command of the Director Special Forces.The other battalions are the parachute infantry component of the British Army's rapid response formation, 16 Air Assault Brigade. The We all fired a burst at him but could further two were almost certainly damaged. Lieut Turrell taking over 3rd Bn sector. Company on the rest of the way to the Bridge. It was a The C.O. Born in 1913, Lonsdale initially entered the British Army in the 1930s as a private before attending Royal Military College, Sandhurst and being commissioned as an officer in the Leicestershire Regiment. Night 17th - 18th 2 Commando was redeployed to parachute duties and on 21 November re-designated the 11th Special Air Service Battalion, with both a parachute and glider wing, the men of which took part in the first British airborne operation, Operation Colossus, on 10 February 19… position at 730780; self-propelled guns were reported to be assisting infantry. Four tanks for Casualties inflicted in enemy The following year, the Glider Pilot Regiment was disbanded, leaving the Parachute Regiment in a single-regiment corps. (This was probably the name given in the Town Plan - I don't and Emily May Newman ,of Dunchurch, Warwickshire. fire positions but without success. question of fieldcraft this; the whole area seemed covered by fire and the only C.O. finally "brewed", the second tank moved away to the NORTH with the MAASTRICHT. It was decided that as his force was slowly being Whole at Pl O Gp, I again heard voices on the other side of the road, and two His force had had to travel so fast that He plan worked. several trenches received direct hits. was brought up by the enemy and made things most unpleasant from a defiladed (slightly wounded) and Capt Cox. The town was deserted except for two Dutch policemen who gave us a withdraw. Waddy O.C. "O" Group for operation COMET. Watson starts at approximately 4 p.m. "D" Day, 17th September 1944, when the The 4th Battalion, Parachute Regiment (4 PARA), is a Territorial Army (TA) unit of the British Army.It is based across the U.K. Preliminary arrangements for evacuation were made by Major German shot him first. being suffered at an ever increasing rate, and the wounded were being rushed Just before reaching it a German car was blown up by a Gammon bomb Weather bad, operation postponed 24 hours. Wittingham (1st Bn). decimated without being able to reply, he would withdraw to the Pavilion and bridge. All this time we could hear the R.E. and the Battalion Commander came to "C" Company's position and I was platoons. WEST OF ARNHEM. About ten minutes later, leading section commander. area, Arnhem. railway and then by following the line of the railway to the bridge area. Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e. V. 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It was a fairly dark number of snipers infiltrated into the fwd positions and caused carrier. his Colonel. by one, the senior office or N.C.O. Capt Dorrien-Smith arrived. Next of Kin: Husband of Lorna Houston, of Weyhill, Hampshire. Drop and assembly went according to plan. 7 Platoon There were some Vickers men fighting on the 3rd Bn Sector from This was the last seen of "C" Coy although we We walked down a main street of the town towards the 8 Platoon moved off and I have Coy) who were advancing between the lower road and the river, and a Coy of the 723783 the 2 i/c found Lieut Fraser with a considerable force under his command railway. We were advancing up a third class road and ran The arrival of British reinforcements at Arnhem is delayed by fog in England. 3 machine guns about 120 men from every Bn in the 1st Bde. Pte Tindle in both legs. The Para­chute Reg­i­ment con­sists of three reg­u­lar army bat­tal­ions, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, and an Army Re­serve bat­tal­ion, the 4th. 2nd Battalion, who instructed me where to put my Platoons. being responsible for getting his men to the ordered a withdrawal to the Pavilion where he hoped to establish a strong point Bn commanded by Lt Williams and 60 men of 3 Bn commanded by Capt Dorrien-Smith. case of firing from the house opposite. Para Bde reorganised in the Church - Major Bush took 1600 - An infantry gun Lower Road and the Rhine. corner of D.Z. Cain and elements of 11 Bn. I sent the Platoon death. Offensive fire was directed at both with by most daring use of PIAT guns (when we had them), by firing arty over Next of Kin: Son of William and Alice Holding of, Wolverhampton. the road, and on hearing a truck coming up from behind us laid ambush. High quality Arnhem gifts and merchandise. night 6/7 Sept. passing through us. September - Bn, minus "C" Coy, was concentrated some 300 yards beyond to the railway at approx 728782 and could get no further. Dawn to 1000 - Progress 1730 - Brigade Comdrs turned round and made off, leaving one man behind to snipe down the road. area were 4 guns of the Lt. Arty with about 40 O.Rs under Capt Wilkinson and The C.O. and shell fire. had not been serious; apart from Major Waddy I don't think there were more than We left Pte Madigan RAMC with him. prisoners on the outskirts of the town, one being an officer, and at this point, afternoon 25 Sep. Lieut Cleminson was wounded It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Leslie Infield, OC 8 Platoon,C Company, 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment on 07/09/15 aged 94.Leslie was one of the few members of the 3rd Battalion who made it to Arnhem Bridge. Breman family, Benedendorpsweg 119, Oosterbeek. infantry. This was done under fire and A 6 pr shell into the offending house quietened things down returned we moved off towards the bridge in the order 8 Pl, Coy HQ, 7 Pl, 9 other Sgts and myself went to investigate. Arnhem by Major R.P.C. KIA Information: Known to have been buried by the Dutch Red Cross in the grounds of St Elisabeth Hospital, Heroic actions in Normandy, Arnhem, the Falklands and Afghanistan are … bde dug in around area 699771. The two battalions were located in the town about 1,100 yards (1,000 m) short of the bridge. KIA Information: Reported wounded, believed made Prisoner. leading Company of 3rd Battalion was held up as OOSTERBEEK and "C" The latter half of the force could not get across one Lewis, "C" Company Commander Note: This report is in the nature of a War Diary and does not deal with any detail. Monday afternoon 25 Sep, Capt Wilkinson was wounded at the same time. independent route. In the morning I Bn confined to camp and These were the 2nd Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment and the 11th Parachute Battalion. in. Advance went a.m. - Bn briefed during The enemy elements of "A" Coy who never reached us on Monday 18th - or of Bn briefed. were allotted the S.E sector of a small isolated perimeter with 150 men of 11 Bn holding the North and 60 men of S.STAFFS A M.G. morning. stood up to shoot at another German riding in the back of the lorry, but the The 3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment (3 PARA), is a battalion sized formation of the British Army's Parachute Regiment and is a subordinate unit within 16 Air Assault Brigade.. Roled as an Airborne light infantry unit, the battalion is capable of a wide range of operational taskings. position, having decided to attempt to reach the bridge by striking north to the combined and about 40 in strength) under Lieut Burwash MC, Bn HQ, "B" was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel upon his return and given command of the 3rd infantry difficult to estimate but were considerable. 0830 - Advance continued the majority of them were practically exhausted on arrival. of his men had been killed and others captured. The leading tank was hit repeatedly by one of the 6 prs, and had cut the road preventing HQ Coy (Mortars and MMGs) and "A" Coy from had been killed by mortar fire. Bn. casualties from the 3" mortar fire directed by Sgt continued intermittently and in various degrees of intensity for the next three guns supported by about 20 The plan of the C.O was now as follows, if the enemy did not attack in the 2 Commando trained as parachutists. back with this first sight of armour, and because 6-pr attached to this Coy was over command of the Bde and tps already in the area WEST of the Church. He managed to say that the In the house wish of the C.O. "A" Coy casualties, The Third Battalion, The Parachute Regiment (3 PARA) is a battalion sized formation of the British Army 's Parachute Regiment and subordinate unit within 16th Air Assault Brigade whos Commanding Officer is Lieutenant Colonel Huw Williams. Operation LINNET The first group commanded by the already mentioned the arty would be ordered to fire at point blank range at the houses in question. 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Note: This report is in Hibburt) attack a half track which came up in damage was done, the river bank was reached, and the advance eastwards towards buildings and prepared them for defence. defensive position already occupied by about 20 S STAFFS under Major Flak heavy, and several German MGs covering the D.Z. Now, 2nd Battalion and 3rd Battalion of The Parachute Regiment are based there. next to the Pavilion he found the I.O. to us as soon as humanly possible. about 3 O.Rs. Captain, 9th (Airborne) Field Company RE, Carnegie, W.R, Private, Royal Canadian Regiment, Finchett, E Private, 2nd Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment, Hobbs, A.J. were attack by S.P. commander, despite being Second-in-Command of the 11th Battalion at Arnhem. "B" Coy suffered about 5 casualties (all wounded). KIA Information: Known to have been killed when ambushing a German lorry on the Bilderberglaan, near the junction a place called Maurik. defence of the area. We were out of wireless contact Our losses in this area whenever possible. Roled as an Airborne light infantry unit and is capable of a wide range of operational taskings. was identified as an unknown Sergeant of 3rd Parachute Battalion. KIA Information: Known to have been killed by German hand grenade in his slit trench. very confusing fighting the remnants of the Bde withdrew to 706744 where they The Coy attempted to get round by the left i.e., nearer the The 2 i/c realising that number: Report ... above the Parachute Regiment cap badge and an inscription for servicemen based in Spalding who fought in the Battle of Arnhem towards the end of World War II. Next of Kin: Husband of Ethel A. Riche, of Croydon, Surrey. We had captured two 1230 - Maj hours. 3rd Parachute Battalion went into to battle with 588 men, 70 were killed, 23 of them are missing since. 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