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Arnhem, September 1944
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C
Cain,
Robert Henry
R.H. Cain R.H. Cain
R.H. Cain R.H. Cain
R.H. Cain R.H. Cain
R.H. Cain  
Only son of Robert James Cain, Douglas, Isle of Man.
Married (1941) Mary Denise Addison, only daughter of Mr & Mrs F.J. Addison, of Wall Heath, Staffordshire; one son, three daughters.
From Salcombe, Devon.

02.01.1909
Shanghai, China
-
02.05.1974
Crowborough, Sussex
[Bradden Cemetery (family grave, name not on headstone)
(Worth Crematorium, Crawley, Sussex)]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
20.04.1940 [129484]
A/Lt.
18.09.1940
WS/Capt.
07.04.1943 (reld 28.12.1945)
T/Maj.
07.04.1943
Hon. Maj.
28.12.1945
Victoria Cross VC
02.11.1944
Arnhem *
* During the period 19 to 25 September 1944 at Arnhem, Holland, Major Cain's company was cut off from the battalion and throughout the whole of this time was closely engaged with enemy tanks, self-propelled guns and infantry. The Major was everywhere danger threatened, moving among his men and encouraging them to hold out. By his leadership he not only stopped but demoralized the enemy attacks and although he was suffering from a perforated ear-drum and multiple wounds, he refused medical attention.
Education: King William's College, Isle of Man.
Worked for Shell in Thailand, and later Malaya. Member of the honourable Artillery Company since 1928.
20.04.1940


commissioned, The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers [emergency commission]
1942
-
1945
seconded, The South Staffordshire Regiment (N Africa, Sicly, Italy, Arnhem, Norway)
(07.1943)
-
(09.1944)
Officer Commanding, B Company, 2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment (Sicily; Arnhem [escaped])
01.10.1945


transferred, The South Staffordshire Regiment
Returned to his pre-war occupation with Shell, living in the Far East and later West Africa, before retiring to the Isle of Man with his family.
Caird,
William Small
W.S. Caird (Photo courtesy of Mr Brian O'Grady, via Pegasus Archive) W.S. Caird (Photo courtesy of Mr Brian O'Grady, via Pegasus Archive)
W.S. Caird (Photo courtesy of Mrs Veronica E. Holt (née Caird)) W.S. Caird (Photo courtesy of Mrs Chris van Roekel)
1917
Angus, Scotland

-
11.1987
Dundee district, Angus, Scotland
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 14.12.1940 [160264]
WS/Lt. 14.06.1942
T/Capt. 24.12.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 16.09.1949 -
14.12.1940     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
(09.1944)     No. 1 Forward Observation Unit RA (Airborne) [attached 1st Parachute Battalion] (Arnhem [evacuated])
Cairns,
John Brown
J.B. Cairns
(09?).1923 ?
Gateshead district, Durham / Tyne and Wear ?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 06.06.1942 [235320]
WS/Lt. 06.12.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
06.06.1942     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
(09.1944)     Second-in-Command Signals, 1st Parachute Brigade [J Section (No. 2 Company), 1st Airborne Divisional Signals] (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 604) in German captivity (Oflag 79, Brunswick, Lower Saxony)
Cairns,
Stanley Galland
"Stan"
S.G. Cairns (Photo courtesy of Mr Rob Cairns) S.G. Cairns
S.G. Cairns (Photo courtesy of Mr Jan ten Have)
S.G. Cairns (Photo courtesy of Mr Rob Cairns) 
Son of Robert G. Cairns, and Beatrice J. Dorran.
Married; three sons.

28.01.1919
Nottingham district, Nottinghamshire
-
25.09.2007
Beeton, Ont., Canada
[age 88]
Cadet 07.1940
2nd Lt. 21.12.1940 [164161]
WS/Lt. 21.06.1942
T/Capt. 1944?
WS/Capt. 28.02.1945
T/Maj. 28.02.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
      122nd Officer Cadet Training Unit (OCTU)
21.12.1940     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
29.05.1942     transferred, Glider Pilot Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)     Officer Commanding, 13 Flight (D Squadron, No. 1 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)
Cambier,
Harry Michael Ashbrooke
H.M.A. Cambier
Son of Lt.Col. Valentine Cambier and Hilda Doris Asbrooke-Crump.

09.09.1921
Plymouth district, Devon
-
10.10.1944
(murdered while being POW) [age 23]
[Vorden General Cemetery, 17]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
28.02.1942 [226876]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
Mention in Despatches MID
24.08.1944
Italy 09-11.1943
Education: New College, Oxford (Exhibitioner; degree in mathematics)
28.02.1942


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]



served in Egypt
14.04.1943


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
[training at the Middle East Parachute School and posted to 156 Battalion which was the stationed at Jenin in Palestine in early 1943; platoon commander in B Company, Tunisia, Italy]
12.1943
-
(09.1944)
Officer Commanding, Assault Platoon (Support Company), 156th Parachute Battalion (UK, Arnhem [POW, murdered])
Cameron,
Donald Arthur

D.A. Cameron
D.A. Cameron
D.A. Cameron
28.10.1922
Cornwall
-
18.08.2016
Vision Nursing Home
2nd Lt. 11.12.1943 [C.121208]
WS/Lt. 22.01.1944 (reld 30.08.1945)
11.12.1943     commissioned, Canadian Infantry Corps [emergency commission] (from OTC, Brockville, Ont.)
(01.1944) - 07.03.1944 No. A-10 Canadian Infantry Training Centre, Camp Borden, Ont.
07.03.1944 -   No. A-34 Training Centre (Reinforcements)
      Canloan scheme: CDN/136
(09.1944)     Officer Commanding, 2 Platoon (A Company), 7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Arnhem [POW])
31.05.1945 - 30.08.1945 No. 3 District Depot (from Canadian Army Overseas) [struck off strength and placed on Reserve Active Officers, General List]
From his obituary: "Beloved husband for more than 65 years to the late Shirley Elizabeth Scott who passed away in February, 2016. Son of the late Luella Mae (McKay) and James Robert Cameron, South Branch and Cornwall. Born in Cornwall, Don served as Lieutenant in the 7th Battalion, Kings’ Own Scottish Borderers, 1st British Airborne Division, and Air Landing Brigade (gliders). Captured at Arnhem, Holland, he was transferred to Oflag 79, Germany, where he remained until his release by American forces on April 10, 1945. Don completed his formal education at Queen’s University (1945-1949). He joined the store management program sponsored by Zeller’s Ltd. During his 34 year career, he managed seven stores and lived in 11 Canadian cities from British Columbia to Quebec, including Kingston (1970-1975). In 1983 he and Betty retired to Kingston enjoying life in the city and at their cottage on Eagle Lake, Parham. Over the years, friends and relatives would gather to swim, garden, read, boat, fish and barbecue. He loved to curl and was a life member of the Royal Kingston Curling Club. A true gentleman, he was a friend to all. His spirit and humour will live on in the hearts he leaves behind. Betty and Don relocated recently to Sarnia, Ontario where they were close to many caring members of the Scott family who oversaw their residency in Landmark, originally, and then Vision Nursing Care. Through all their efforts, Betty and Don were able to end their years together as they wished."
Cane,
Peter Howard

P.H. Cane
P.H. Cane
P.H. Cane  

Son of Dr. Lionel Charles William Cane and of Doris Cane (née Guyot), of Reading, Berkshire; stepson of Betty Cane, of Reading.

07.09.1919
Reading, Berkshire
-
17.09.1944
(KIA) [age 25]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery 18.A.13-14]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
22.02.1941 [174425]
WS/ Lt.
22.08.1942
22.01.1941


commissioned, The Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales's) [emergency commission]
21.01.1943


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)
-
17.09.1944
Officer Commanding, 6 Platoon (B Company), 2nd Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [killed in action])
Carr,
Brian Dean
"Sammy"
B.D. Carr (Photo courtesy of Mr Paul Pariso)
Son of ... Carr, and ... Dean.
24.04.1918
Reigate district, Surrey
-
04.07.2004
British Columbia, Canada
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 04.07.1940 [138170]
WS/ Lt. 04.01.1942
T/Capt. 17.11.1942-..., 11.07.1945-...
Order of the Bronze Lion (Netherlands) BL 20.03.1947 Arnhem 09.44 *
* date of Dutch Royal Decree 09.02.1946
04.07.1940     commissioned, The Royal Sussex Regiment [emergency commission]
      1st Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment
05.02.1943     transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1943) - 17.09.1944 Motor Transport Officer [& temp. Second-in-Command?], HQ Company, 10th Parachute Battalion (Italy; Arnhem)
Supervisor, trust company, Vancouver, BC.
Carrick,
William Jack
"Bill"
W.J. Carrick (Photo courtsey of Mr Bob Gerritsen)
W.J. Carrick
04.08.1910
York district, Yorkshire
-
04.1988
York district, Yorkshire
Lt. [OME4]
27.05.1940 [131615]
A/Capt. [OME3]
13.01.1941
WS/Capt.
28.05.1943
T/Maj.
28.05.1943-(01.1946)
Capt.
01.03.1949, seniority 28.05.1943
Hon. Maj.
29.03.1954
King Haakon VII Liberty Medal (Norway) Hkn
19.03.1948
liberation of Norway
27.05.1940


commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (as Ordnance Mechanical Engineer, 4th Class [with rank of Lieutenant]) [emergency commission to 01.03.1949]
08.12.1940
-
(04.1941)
Staff Captain, Directorate of Ordnance Services, Department of the Quarter-Master- General to the Forces, War Office
1943?


transferred, Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
(09.1944)




Commanding Officer, 1st (Airborne) Divisional Workshops, REME [Arnhem (seaborne echelon)]
01.03.1949
-
29.03.1954
short service commission
29.03.1954
-
28.10.1959
Regular Army Reserve of Officers
28.10.1959
-
04.08.1965
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Carter,
Edward Robert Erskine
"Erk"

E.R.E. Carter E.R.E. Carter
E.R.E. Carter E.R.E. Carter
E.R.E. Carter E.R.E. Carter
E.R.E. Carter 

Second son of Arthur Norwood Carter, QC, and Edith Isonel (Ireland) Carter. Married Verna Leman Andrews, daughter of Rev. H. Andrews, Rawdon, P.Q., 31.05.1947; two sons, two daughters.
20.02.1923
Saint John, N.Br., Canada
-
16.04.1982
Corp.
11.1940 [G.50751]
Sgt.
1941
Cadet
12.06.1942
Prov. 2nd Lt.
10.10.1942
2nd Lt.
09.01.1943
WS/Lt.
03.06.1944 (reld 24.08.1945)
Education: University of New Brunswick (1940-1942; arts course); Osgoode Hall, Toronto (1945-1947); Rhodes scholar for N.Br. (1947); University of New Brunswick Law School (1947; BCL); Oxford University (1949; BCL)
06.06.1942
-
12.06.1942
No. 7 District Depot, Fredericton, N.Br.
12.06.1942
-
16.10.1942
Cadet, Officers Training Centre Brockville, Ont.
17.10.1942
-
?
No. A-23 Training Centre (Coastal & Anti-Aircraft Artillery), Halifax, N.S.
1942
-
1944
served with Royal Canadian Artillery, lastly with 86th Coast Battery, RCA
08.06.1944
-
?
No. A-11 Training Centre (Provisional Reinforcements)
?
-
?
No. A-34 Training Centre



Canloan scheme: CDN/609
1944


103rd Reinforcement Group (UK)
10.07.1944
-
09.1944
Officer Commanding, 6 Platoon (B Company), 7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Arnhem [POW till 04.1945])
?
-
24.08.1945
No. 7 District Depot (struck off strength and placed on the Reserve Active Officers, General List)
Read Law with McMillan, Binch, Wilkinson, Berry & Wright, Toronto, Ont; called to Bar of New Brunswick, 1947; Ontario 1951; associated with A. N. Carter, QC in practise of law, St John, NB, 1949-53; Legal Officer, Abitibi Power & Paper Co. Ltd, Toronto, Ont, 1953-54; joined Fennell, McLean, Seed & Carter, 1954; Partner, 1955-58. President and Chief Executive Officer: Patino Mining Corp., later Patino NV, 1958-72; Hambro Canada Ltd, 1973-75. Chm. and Dir, Advocate Mines Ltd; Director: Bank of Montreal; Westroc Industries Ltd; Sun Alliance Insurance Co.; Global Natural Resources Ltd; Imperial General Properties Ltd; British Canadian Resources Ltd. Member, Law Soc. of Upper Canada. Hon. Consul of Norway, 1977-. QC (Can.) 1978; Counsel, Borden and Elliot, Barristers and Solicitors.
Cartwright,
Hugh Harry Langan

H.H.L. Cartwright H.H.L. Cartwright
H.H.L. Cartwright H.H.L. Cartwright
Son of ... Cartwright & ... Stafford-Langan.
04.05.1920
Shipston on Stour district, Gloucestershire / Warwickshire / Worcestershire
-
04.2004
Dacorum, Hertfordshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
02.04.1943 [269402]
WS/Lt.
02.10.1943
Lt.
23.01.1946, seniority 11.09.1943
A/Capt.
16.12.1945-15.03.1946
T/Capt.
16.03.1946-10.03.1948
Capt.
11.03.1948
T/Maj.
22.03.1951-16.05.1953, 30.12.1953-19.10.1954, 01.12.1954-10.03.1955
Maj.
11.03.1955, seniority 18.06.1954
Lt.Col.
01.10.1962 [supernumerary 01.10.1965] (retd 04.05.1975)
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
21.01.1949
-
Education: Staff College, Camberley (psc)



served in the ranks for 3 years 212 days; mobilized in the TA
02.04.1943


commissioned, The South Staffordshire Regiment (regiment renamed: Staffordshire Regiment 31.01.1959) [emergency commission to 22.01.1946]
(09.1944)


Signals Officer, 2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment (Arnhem [wounded, captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 2171) in German captivity (Oflag IX-A/Z, Rotenburg an der Fulda, Hessen)
23.01.1946


permanent commission
20.04.1946
-
03.06.1946
Staff Captain, HQ ... Infantry Division
04.06.1946
-
30.11.1947
General Staff Officer 3rd grade (GSO3), HQ ... Infantry Division
01.12.1947
-
08.08.1949
HQ British Army of the Rhine
03.09.1949
-
18.01.1950
Instructor, Officer Cadet Training Unit Eaton Hall
22.03.1951
-
17.04.1953
Deputy Assistant Adjutant General (DAAG), War Office
27.06.1955
-
15.10.1956
Deputy Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster General (DAA&QMG), HQ LFPG
27.06.1955
-
15.10.1956
specially employed, Ghana Army
24.06.1965
-
(02.1967)
Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster General (AA&QMG) (Stats.) & Officer-in-Charge Records CS & RC, Far East Land Forces
Casey,
Thomas
"Tom"
T. Casey
?
-
Cadet
? [791440]
2nd Lt.
11.12.1943 [303987]
WS/Lt.
11.12.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Lt.
< 04.1946
11.12.1943


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, P Troop, 1st Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery RA (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944
-
04.1945?
POW (No. 2148) in German captivity (Oflag IX A/H, Spangenberg, Hessen)
Catford,
Arthur Graham
A.G. Chatford
Son of Eric Catford (1891-1982), and Mary Carasso.
29.10.1919
Edmonton district, Buckinghamshire
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
05.04.1942 [229353]
WS/Lt.
? (reld 05.03.1945; disability)
Hon. Lt.
05.03.1945
05.04.1942


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
18.05.1944


transferred, Glider Pilot Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Section Commander, E Squadron (No. 2 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)
Chapman,
John Frederick King
J.F.K. Chapman
17.09.1916
-
10.2001
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
02.11.1940 [156529]
WS/Lt.
02.05.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt.
11.10.1945-(04.1946)
02.11.1940


commissioned, The South Staffordshire Regiment [emergency commission]
(07.1943)


Officer Commanding, 14 Platoon (B Company), 2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment (Sicily)
(09.1944)


Adjutant, 2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 546) in German captivity (Oflag 79, Brunswick, Lower Saxony)
Chapman,
M J
M.J. Chapman

?
-
2nd Lt.

WS/Lt.

unknown; perhaps Noel Thompson Chapman [276173]
2nd Lt. 07.05.1943 - RA, transf. GPR 17.05.1944
WS/Lt. 07.11.1943
T/Capt. 21.09.1945-(04.1946)
Capt. RA - TA 13.02.1948
?


commissioned, ? [emergency commission]
?


transferred, Glider Pilot Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Section Commander, A Squadron (No. 1 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)
Chard,
Peter
P. Chard (Photo from www.pegasusarchive.org)
Son of Richard Harmer Chard, and Mary Annie Rachel Jones, of Ashford, Kent.

16.05.1920
Thanet district, Kent
-
09.10.1944
(DOW) [age 24]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, 24.A.14]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
09.12.1939 [105888]
(regimental seniority 04.11.1939)
Lt.
04.05.1941
T/Capt.
18.12.1940-(04.1941),
13.05.1943-09.10.1944
Mention in Despatches MID
20.09.1945
Arnhem 09.44
Education: Ashford Grammar School (1930-1938); Royal Military Academy
?
-
09.12.1939
122nd Officer Cadet Training Unit (ex-Gentleman Cadet RMA)
09.12.1939


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, C Troop, 2nd Airlanding Light Battery RA (Arnhem [died of wounds])
Chidgey,
Cecil Cyril
"Bill"
C.C. Chidgey
Son of ... Chidgey, and ... Holyoak.
16.12.1912
Bristol district, Avon
-
04.08.2004
South Somerset, Somerset
SQMS
?
Lt.
05.02.1941 [171117]
[emergency commission]
Lt.
05.12.1945, seniority 16.12.1934
[permanent commission]
A/Capt.
14.05.1941-13.08.1941
T/Capt.
14.08.1941-17.04.1944
WS/Capt.
18.04.1944
Capt.
30.08.1946
A/Maj.
18.01.1944-17.04.1944
T/Maj.
18.04.1944-02.03.1946, 03.02.1947-10.11.1948, 05.01.1949-29.08.1951
Maj.
30.08.1951 (retd 16.12.1966)



served in the ranks for 7 years 24 days; Warrant Officer class 2 for 65 days
05.02.1941


commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, Ordnance Field Parks, 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem [wounded, captured])
09.1944
-
04.1945
POW in German captivity (Oflag IX A/H, Spangenberg, Hessen)
05.12.1945


permanent commission
Chignell,
the Reverend Wilfred Rowland
W.R. Chignell (Photo courtesy of Mr Jan ten Have)
W.R. Chignell
Son of George Street Chignell (1871-), and Emma Mary Chignell (1868-1937).
Married ((06?).1936, West Riding of Yorkshire) Pauline Mabel Bottomley (1908 - 24.08.1990), daughter of Richard Arthur Augustin Bottomley (1870-1962), and Emily Maude Osborn.
05.06.1908
Worcester

-
01.01.1994
Hereford, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire
Capt. 18.09.1943 [291948] = Chaplain to the Forces 4th cl. (retd summer 1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 10.05.1945 NW Europe (Arnhem 09.44)
Mention in Despatches MID 04.04.1946 NW Europe
18.09.1943     commissioned, Royal Army Chaplains' Department [emergency commission] - Church of England
(09.1944) - 1946 Chaplain, No. 2 Wing, The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem [evacuated]; UK)
02.1946 - mid-1946 Chaplain, airborne forces, Palestine
Vicar, Fownhope & Brockhampton, Herefordshire (1948), later Kington/Huntington. Deacon of Kington (22.09.1961). Last at Whitbourne, Worcestershire (1964-1973). Active member of the Worcester Nomads Cricket Club.
Published: A History of The Worcestershire County Cricket Club 1844-1950 (1951); Worcestershire Cricket 1950-1968 (1968)
Chittleburgh,
Kenneth Trevor
K.T. Chittleburgh

Son of Charles Frederick and May Mildred Chittleburgh (née Snell), of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.

(09?).1921
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
-
21.09.1944
(KIA) [age 23]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, 3.B.6]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
10.05.1941 [186045]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
Awarded a Norfolk County Swimming Championship.
10.05.1941


commissioned, The Royal Norfolk Regiment [emergency commission]
27.10.1942


transferred, Glider Pilot Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Section Commander, D Squadron (No. 1 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem [killed in action])
Chivers,
John Norton
J.N. Chivers (Photo courtsey of Mr Bob Gerritsen)
J.N. Chivers
J.N. Chivers  
Son of ... Chivers, and ... Evans.
22.07.1918
Bristol district, Gloucestershire
-
19.06.2004
Bristol district, Gloucestershire
Cpl.
?
2nd Lt.
30.03.1940 [126311]
WS/Capt.
15.08.1943 (reld > 04.1946, < 01.1949)
T/Maj.
15.08.1943
Hon. Maj.
> 04.1946, < 01.1949
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
01.01.1946
New Year 46
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
28.01.1949
-
30.03.1940


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission] (from OCTU)
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 261st Field Park Company RE (UK)
[only a detachment of his company fought at Arnhem, but he himself took not part in the battle] 
Sheriff, Bristol, 1969.
Christie,
John Alban
J.A. Christie
Son of Harold Alban Christie and Edith Margaret Christie (née Johnstone), of Wallington, Surrey.
Husband of Joyce Madeliene Christie, of Wallington.

(06?).1921
Wallington, Surrey
-
20.09.1944
(KIA) [age 23]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, 1.A.19]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
11.07.1942 [237906]
WS/Lt.
11.01.1943
11.07.1942


commissioned, Reconnaissance Corps [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, Support Troop, 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron (Arnhem [killed in action])
Chrystal,
John
J. Crystal
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
21.11.1942 [251849]
WS/Lt.
21.05.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Lt.
< 04.1946
21.11.1942


commissioned, The King's Own Scottish Borderers [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, Signals Platoon (HQ Company), 7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 590) in German captivity (Oflag 79, Brunswick, Lower Saxony)
Clapham,
Edward Eric
E.E. Clapham (Photo courtesy of Mr Bob Gerritsen) E.E. Clapham
E.E. Clapham E.E. Clapham
E.E. Clapham E.E. Clapham
Son of Edward George "Ted" Clapham (1898-), and ... Lewis.
From Bexley Heath.
Married (15.08.1942, East Wickham, Welling, Dartford district, Kent) Jeanne E.I. Voss (predeceased him); one son, one daughter.
29.04.1922
Dartford district, Kent
-
28.11.1989
Palmerston, New Zealand
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 09.01.1943 [258481]
WS/Lt. 09.07.1943 (reld 27.05.1953)
Hon. Lt. 27.05.1953
MC 23.12.1943 Sicily 07.43
Education: Dartford Grammar School (Member of Officer Training Corps); Guys Hospital Medical School (MB BS Lond 1952); MRNZCGP 1974.
08.1939     enlisted service
09.01.1943     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
(07.1943)     1st Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery, RA (Sicily)
(09.1944)     Officer Commanding, A Troop, 1st Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery, RA [attached 1st Parachute Battalion] (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 2175) in German captivity (Oflag IX-A/Z, Rotenburg an der Fulda, Hessen)
Went to New Zealand in 1953, where he became a general practitioner, from 1960 in Palmerston.

 

Clark,
David Graham
D.G. Clark

27.01.1919
Barming, Kent
-
05.2011 still alive
Cadet L/Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 16.03.1940 [124953]
WS/Lt. 18.05.1941
T/Capt. 18.05.1941
WS/Capt. 13.03.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Maj. 1944?
      Royal Army Service Corps (No. 2 Training Centre)
16.03.1940     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
(09.1944)     Second-in-Command, HQ Royal Army Service Corps, 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 2137) in German captivity (Oflag IX A/H, Spangenberg, Hessen)
Returned to civilian life as a farmer, cricketer & cricket administrator.
Clark,
John
J. Clark
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
15.03.1941 [177668]
WS/Lt.
15.09.1942 (reld 07.03.1947; disability)
Hon. Lt.
07.03.1947
15.03.1941


commissioned, The King's Own Scottish Borderers [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Liaison Officer, 7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers at 1st Airlanding Brigade HQ (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 140227) in German captivity (Stalag VII-A, Moosburg an der Isar, Bavaria)
Clark,
Patrick Benedict
P.B. Clark
10.02.1920 ?
-
09.1981 ?
Weston-super-Mare district, Avon ?
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
17.12.1939 [109544]
WS/Lt.
17.06.1941
T/Capt.
10.03.1943-..., 01.10.1944-...
WS/Capt.
?
Lt.
02.11.1953, seniority 29.03.1949
Capt.
02.11.1953. seniority 29.03.1953
T/Maj.
01.10.1954
Maj.
12.04.1962 (retd 16.09.1972)
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
18.11.1955
-



Artist's Rifles (163rd Officer Cadet Training Unit)
17.12.1939


commissioned, The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire) [emergency commission]
24.02.1942


transferred, Glider Pilot Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Section Commander, A Squadron (No. 1 Wing) or C Squadron (No. 2 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)
02.11.1953


commissioned, The East Surrey Regiment [short service commission]
29.01.1954


posted to The King's African Rifles, Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika Battalions
15.07.1957
- (02.1959) transferred, Royal Army Pay Corps [short service commission] (as Captain and Paymaster)
(04.1962?)


transferred, General List [short service commission]
16.09.1964


transferred, Royal Corps of Signals [limited service regular commission] (with seniorities as Lt. 04.02.1949, Capt. 04.02.1953, Maj. 12.04.1962)
Clark,
Philip Roy
P.R. Clark
(03?).1921 ??
Northampton district, Northamptonshire ??
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
21.09.1940 [149279]
WS/Lt.
21.03.1942
T/Capt.
14.01.1945
Capt.
14.07.1952 (reld 19.03.1962)
21.09.1940


commissioned, The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment [emergency commission]
?


transferred, Glider Pilot Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Section Commander, F Squadron (No. 2 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)
14.07.1952


transferred, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
10.03.1957


transferred, Army Emergency Reserve of Officers, Regimental List
Clark,
Russell John
R.J. Clark (Photo courtesy of Mr Bob Gerritsen)
Son of ... Clark, and ... Berg.
18.03.1915
Romford district, Essex
-
09.2004
Norwich district, Norfolk
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 19.04.1941 [184202]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
T/Capt. 15.06.1944-(04.1946)
19.04.1941     commissioned, Reconnaissance Corps - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
(09.1944)     Officer Commanding, Seaborne Echelon, 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron (Nijmegen)
Clarke,
John
"Nobby"
J. Clarke (Photo courtesy of Mr Paul Pariso)
17.02.1912
-
10.1991
Gateshead district, Durham
Lt. 19.12.1940 [189050]
T/Capt. 16.12.1944
WS/Capt. 1945?
Capt. 01.10.1946, seniority 24.07.1946 (reld 01.10.1953)
Hon. Maj. 01.10.1953
Mention in Despatches MID 20.09.1945 Arnhem 09.44 (escape & evasion)
19.12.1940     commissioned, The Cheshire Yeomanry (Earl of Chester's) - Territorial Army [emergency commission]
24.11.1942     transferred, Royal Corps of Signals
(09.1943)     Signals Officer, 10th Parachute Battalion (Italy [wounded, till 01.1944])
13.06.1944     transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)     Signal Officer, 10th Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [escaped])
(winter 1944)     2nd Parachute Battalion
01.10.1946     commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [short service commission]
01.10.1953 - 17.02.1964 Regular Army Reserve of Officers - RAC [age limit]
Clarkson,
Alastair Duncan
A.D. Clarkson (Photo courtesy of Mr Matthew J. Moore) A.D. Clarkson
A.D. Clarkson (Photo courtesy of Mr Matthew J. Moore) A.D. Clarkson (Photo courtesy of Mr Matthew J. Moore)
A.D. Clarkson (Photo courtesy of Mr Matthew J. Moore)
Lt. A.D. Clarkson's grave at Oosterbeek (Photo courtesy of Mr Matthew J. Moore)
A.D. Clarkson

Son of Hugh Kerr Clarkson, MBE, MA, and of Margaret Thornton Clarkson, of Edinburgh.
His brother Pilot Officer Bertrand David Clarkson also died on service.

1922
Whitburn district, West Lothian, Scotland
-
22.09.1944 *
(KIA) [age 22]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, 6.A.11]

* The unit's war diary reports his death at 21 Sept 1300 hrs.
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
28.11.1942 [251970]
WS/Lt.
28.05.1943
28.11.1942


commissioned, Reconnaissance Regiment [emergency commission]
25.07.1943


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)
-
22.09.1944
Liaison Officer, 1st Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [killed in action])
Clayhills[-Henderson],
David
D. Clayhills D. Clayhills
D. Clayhills 
initially:
Clayhills, D.
by the end of the war: Clayhills-Henderson, D.
Son of Beckett Clayhills-Henderson.
Married (29.11.1947) Pamela Blake, daughter of Sir Francis Edward Colquhoun Blake, 2nd Bt; four daughters, two sons.
01.05.1919
-
1998
Dundee district, Dundee City, Scotland
Cadet Sgt.
?
2nd Lt.
09.04.1938 [75077]
2nd Lt.
01.09.1939 [emergency commission]
WS/Lt.
01.01.1941
Lt.
13.10.1945, seniority 01.11.1941
[permanent commission]
A/Capt.
01.08.1941-31.10.1941
T/Capt.
01.11.1941
Capt.
01.07.1946 (reld 04.10.1947)



late Cadet Serjeant, Bradfield College Contingent, Officer Training Corps
09.04.1938


commissioned, The King's Own Scottish Borderers [Supplementary Reserve of Officers, Category B]
24.08.1939


mobilized
(09.1944)


Adjutant, 7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 2169) in German captivity (Oflag IX A/H, Spangenberg, Hessen)
Cleasby,
[Very Rev.] Thomas Wood Ingram
T.W.I. Cleasby T.W.I. Cleasby
S
on of T.W. Cleasby, Oakdene, Sedbergh, Yorks, and Jessie Brown Cleasby (née Wood).
Married 1st (1956), Olga
Elizabeth Vibert Douglas (died 1967); one son, one daughter (and one daughter deceased).
Married 2nd (1970) Monica, eldest daughter of Rt Rev. O.S. Tomkins; one daughter.

27.03.1920
Sedbergh, Kendal district, Westmorland
-
09.02.2009
Dent, Cumbria
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
14.12.1940 [160854]
WS/Lt.
14.06.1942 (reld 12.07.1952)
T/Capt.
13.08.1942
A/Maj.
?
Hon. Capt.
12.07.1952
Education: Sedbergh School, Yorks; Magdalen College, Oxford University; Cuddesdon College, Oxford. University (BA, MA (Hons Mod. History) 1947)
14.12.1940


commissioned, The Border Regiment [emergency commission]
1941
-
1945
served with 1st Airborne Division:
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, Machine Gun Group (Support Company), 1st Battalion The Border Regiment (Arnhem [wounded, captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 2122) in German captivity (Oflag IX A/H, Spangenberg, Hessen)
Ordained, Diocese Wakefield, 1949 (Huddersfield Parish Church). Domestic Chaplain to Archbishop of York, 1952-1956; Anglican Chaplain to University of Nottingham, 1956-1963; Archdeacon of Chesterfield, 1963-1978; Vicar of St Mary and All Saints, Chesterfield, 1963-1970; Rector of Morton, Derby, 1970-1978. Dean of Chester, 1978-1986, Dean Emeritus, since 1986.
Clegg,
Benjamin Beattie
"Peter"
B.B. Clegg
Son of Benjamin Beattie Clegg, pharmacist, and ... Beattie.
Married 1st (1944) Rosemary Anne Coles (died 1955); two sons.
Married 2nd (1957) Jane Wright; one daughter.

07.10.1918
Middlesborough district
-
(06?).05.1993
Chesterfield district, Derbyshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
14.12.1941 [226920]
WS/Lt.
10.10.1942, seniority 10.04.1942 (reld 27.05.1946; disability)
A/Capt.
1942?
T/Capt.
1944?
Hon. Capt.
27.05.1946
MC
26.11.1942
Middle East (Egypt and Libya)
MC
20.09.1945
Arnhem 09.44
Education: Middlesbrough High School
1936
 
 
enlisted, Coldstream Guards
14.12.1941


commissioned, The Royal Sussex Regiment [emergency commission]



1st Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment (Middle East; wounded)
29.05.1944


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Second-in-Command, B Company, 10th Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [wounded 20.09.1944 & captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 52942) in German captivity (Stalag IX-C, Mühlhausen, Hessen)
Managing director, T & J Hutton (scythe and sickle manufacturers), Sheffield.
Clegg,
James Blanco
J.B. Clegg (Photo courtesy of Mr H.J. Broer) J.B. Clegg
J.B. Clegg 
Son of ... Clegg, and ... Blanco White.
Married; two sons, one step-son.
29.04.1917
Wandsworth district, Greater London
-
06.07.2008
Torbay Hospital, Devon
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
14.12.1940 [162047]
WS/Lt.
14.06.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt.
1944?
14.12.1940


commissioned, The King's Regiment (Liverpool) [emergency commission]
01.11.1942

transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Second-in-Command, Support Company, 156th Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 2110) in German captivity (Oflag IX A/H, Spangenberg, Hessen)
Cleminson,
[Sir] James Arnold Stacey
"Jimmy"
J.A.S. Cleminson J.A.S. Cleminson
J.A.S. Cleminson
Son of Arnold Russel Cleminson, chairman of Reckitt & Co, a starch manufacturer, and Florence Stacey.
Married (1950) Helen Juliet "Judy" Measor; one son, two daughters.
Interview at IWM
(search for "Cleminson" under "Maker/Producer Information")
video
31.08.1921
Hull, Sculcoates district, East Riding of Yorkshire
-

14.09.2010
Hales, Norfolk
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 31.05.1942 [189294]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942  (reld 1946)
T/Capt. 1944? 
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE 30.12.1989 New Year 90 (Chairman, British Overseas Trade Board)
- Kt 31.12.1981 New Year 82 (Chairman, Reckitt and Colman PLC)
MC 20.09.1945 Arnhem 09.44
Mention in Despatches MID 22.03.1945 Arnhem 09.44
Education: Rugby School.
31.05.1942     commissioned, The Cheshire Regiment [emergency commission]
01.08.1942     transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)     Officer Commanding, 5 Platoon (B Company), 3rd Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 2185) in German captivity (Oflag IX-A/Z, Rotenburg an der Fulda, Hessen)
(1945)     ADC to General Officer Commanding 1st Airborne Division
Reckitt & Colman, 1946-1986: Chief Executive, 1973-1980; Chairman, 1977-1986; Chairman: Jeyes Hygiene, 1986-1989; Riggs A P Bank, 1987-1991 (Director, 1985-); Director: Norwich Union, 1979-1992 (Vice-Chairman, 1981-1992); Deputy Chairman, J. H. Fenner plc, 1993-1997 (Director, 1989-1997). United Biscuits, 1982-1989; Eastern Counties Newspaper Gp, 1987-1993; Riggs Nat. Bank of Washington, 1991-1993; Member: Council, CBI, 1978- (Deputy President, 1983; President, 1984-1986); London Committee, Toronto Dominion Bank, 1982-1990; NEDC, 1984-1986. Joint Chairman, Netherlands British Chamber of Commerce Council, 1978-1984; Chairman: Food and Drink Industries Council, 1983-1984; Nurses' Independent Pay Review Body, 1986-1990; BOTB, 1986-1990. Pres., Endeavour Trng, 1984-; Trustee, Airborne Forces Security Fund. Chairman, Theatre Royal Norwich Trust, 1991-. Pro-Chancellor, Hull University, 1985-1994. Hon. LLD Hull, 1985. DL Norfolk, 1983.
Cochran,
Alexander Verner
A.V. Cochran (Photo courtesy of Mr Paul Pariso)
Son of Lt.Col. A.C.P. Cochran and Mrs. Cochran.
Husband of Penelope Hearson Cochran, Ashkirk, Selkirkshire.

30.03.1913
-
20.09.1944
Oosterbeek
(KIA) [age 31]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, 20.C.7]
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 02.02.1933 [58124]
Lt. 02.02.1936
Capt. 02.02.1941
A/Maj. 1944?
Education: Royal Military College
02.02.1933     commissioned, The King's Own Scottish Borderers
(01.1937) - (01.1939) 2nd Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers
(09.1944)     Officer Commanding, HQ Company, 7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Arnhem [killed in action])
Coke,
John Sacheverell A'Deane

J.S.A'D. Coke J.S.A'D. Coke
J.S.A'D. Coke
J.S.A'D. Coke
Son (with one brother and two sisters) of Brig.Gen. Edward Sacheverell D'Ewes Coke, CMG, DSO (1872-1941), and of Helen
Maud A'Deane (1876?-1956), of Kensington, London.
Brother of Maj. Edward D'Ewes Fitzgerald Coke.

17.09.1911
-
18.11.1944
Ede
(KIA) [age 33]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, 23.B.17]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
27.08.1931 [52602]
Lt.
27.08.1934
Capt.
27.08.1939
T/Maj.
23.01.1942
Mention in Despatches MID
20.09.1945
Arnhem 09.44
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
27.08.1931


commissioned, The King's Own Scottish Borderers
(06.1933)
 
 
1st Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Fort George)
(01.1937)
 
 
2nd Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Calcutta, India)
16.09.1938
-
(01.1939)
Adjutant, 2nd Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Jubbulpore, India)
(09.1944)


Second-in-Command, 7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Arnhem [killed while trying to evade after the battle])
Cole,
Henry Charles Livesey
H.C.L. Cole

Son of Charles Livesey Cole and Dorothy Vanda Cole (née Whatley), of Cheam, Surrey; husband of Francis Cole.

(09?).1915
Westhampnett district, Sussex
-
21.09.1944
[age 29]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, 30.A.3]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
21.06.1941 [193639]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
21.06.1941


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
05.09.1942


transferred, Glider Pilot Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Section Commander, 19 Flight, B Squadron (No. 1 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem; shot by a German soldier after being taken POW)
Collier,
Tom
T. Collier
Last son of John and Florence Collier (née Patrick), with two brothers and two sisters.
Married 1st (Chelsea, London) Grette-Lise (divorced); one son.
Married 2nd; one daughter.
28.12.1913
Manchester, Lancashire
-
14.07.1987
Lewes district, Sussex
WS/SSM
?
Lt.
15.02.1943 [279180] (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Lt.
< 04.1946



served in the ranks in the Royal Armoured Corps
15.02.1943


commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
05.01.1944


transferred, Royal Armoured Corps
(09.1944)
-
(05.1945)
Quartermaster, 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron (Arnhem [evacuated] & Norway)
Commings,
John Conway
J.C. Commings
12.04.1913
-
02.1997
Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
02.02.1933 [58146]
Lt.
02.02.1936
A/Capt.
28.11.1939-27.02.1940
T/Capt.
28.02.1940-15.01.1941
WS/Capt.
16.01.1941
Capt.
02.02.1941
A/Maj.
16.10.1940-15.01.1941
T/Maj.
16.01.1941-30.05.1941, 30.05.1942-24.06.1945, 29.09.1945-14.03.1946
WS/Maj.
15.03.1946
Maj.
01.07.1946
A/Lt.Col.
15.12.1945-14.03.1946
T/Lt.Col.
15.03.1946-23.11.1950, 21.08.1952-23.05.1954
Lt.Col.
24.05.1954 [supernumerary 24.05.1957]
Col.
01.07.1959 [supernumerary 01.07.1965]
T/Brig.
01.07.1959-12.08.1962, 30.08.1962-30.06.1963
local Brig.
13.08.1962-29.08.1962
Brig.
01.07.1963 (retd 11.10.1968)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
12.06.1965
HM's birthday 65
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
08.06.1950
HM's birthday 50
Mention in Despatches MID
01.04.1941
Middle East 08.39-11.40
Mention in Despatches MID
23.03.1944
Sicily 07-09.43
Mention in Despatches MID
29.01.1957
Cyprus 07-12.56
Palestine 1936-39 Medal & Clasp
Education: Royal Military College; ndc, jssc, psc
02.02.1933


commissioned, The South Staffordshire Regiment [since 03.01.1959 Staffordshire Regiment]
03.09.1939
-
15.10.1940
Adjutant, ...
31.05.1941
-
08.09.1941
General Staff Officer 3rd grade (GSO3) G (Ops), GHQ Middle East Land Forces
09.09.1941
-
07.01.1942
General Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2) G (R), GHQ Middle East Land Forces
30.05.1942
-
29.01.1943
General Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2), Middle East Junior Staff School
30.01.1943
-
29.05.1943
General Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2), HQ 18th Army Group
30.05.1943
-
17.08.1943
General Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2), HQ 141 Force
(09.1944)


Second-in-Command, 2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 15257) in German captivity (Oflag 79, Brunswick, Lower Saxony)
29.07.1945
-
14.12.1945
Deputy Assistant Adjutant General (DAAG), War Office
15.12.1945
-
20.01.1947
Assistant Adjutant General (AAG) to the Director of Manpower Planning, War Office
11.08.1947
-
09.08.1948
Assistant Adjutant General (AAG), GHQ Middle East Land Forces
30.08.1948
-
19.09.1950
General Staff Officer 1st grade (GSO1), GHQ Middle East Land Forces
21.08.1952
-
06.04.1954
General Staff Officer 1st grade (GSO1), HQ Western Command
11.04.1957
-
31.05.1959
Assistant Military Secretary, War Office
01.07.1959
-
30.04.1961
Commander, ... Infantry Brigade (TA)
30.08.1962
-
28.09.1965
Brigadier General Staff, War Office
Colonel, The Staffordshire Regiment, 20.08.1966-...
Comper,
George W
G.W. Comper
?
-
2nd Lt.
?
WS/Lt.
? (reld 06.09.1945)
?


commissioned, Canadian Infantry Corps [emergency commission]

-
07.03.1944
No. A-10 Training Centre (Reinforcements) CIC
07.03.1944
-

No. A-34 Training Centre (Reinforcements) CIC



Canloan scheme: CDN/139
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 18 Platoon (C Company), 1st Battalion The Border Regiment (Arnhem [wounded, captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW in German captivity
10.07.1945
-
06.09.1945
No. 2 District Depot (from Canadian Army Overseas) (struck off strength)
Conchie,
Robert Henson
R.H. Conchie
Son of ... Conchie, and ... Henson.
(06?).1921
Barton upon Irwell district, Lancashire
-
Cadet
? [3189623]
2nd Lt.
15.01.1944 [304609]
WS/Lt.
15.07.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
15.01.1944


commissioned, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Section Commander, C Squadron (No. 2 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 5856) in German captivity (Camp No. LI)
Conlin,
Thomas Allen
"Tom"
T.A. Conlin
 T.A. Conlin (Photo courtesy of Mr Bob Gerritsen)
T.A. Conlin

Son (with six sisters and three brothers) of Thomas Conlin (1869-1914), and Isabella Johnson (1876-1950).
Married 1st ((12?).1941, Lothingland district, Suffolk) Ruth Lily Moore (09.01.1921 - 11.2005); one son.
Married 2nd ((12?).1946, Boston, Lincolnshire) Wilhelmena M. Brockbanks.
20.05.1914
Sunderland district, Durham / Tyne and Wear
-
15.06.1991
Grantham, Lancashire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 13.03.1943 [267490]
WS/Lt. 13.03.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
13.03.1943     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
(09.1944)     Gun Position Officer, F Troop, 3rd Airlanding Light Battery, 1st Airlanding Light Regiment RA (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 2162) in German captivity (Oflag IX A/H, Spangenberg, Hessen)
Tom was born on the day his father was buried in 1914. He went to sea in his youth then joined the Army and started working with horses. He was on parade in the Guards at the Coronation of George VIth in London. He left the Army and joined the police force until he was recalled at the break-out of war in 1939.  He became a Lieutenant and was parachuted into Arnhem and captured by the Germans. After the war he rejoined the Lancashire police force, worked in mounted police and entered horse competitions. He was promoted up to Inspector until a suspected heart attack meant he just did desk work, they lived at Preston. On retirement from the police he moved to Harlexton near Grantham.
Corben,
Richard
R. Corben
Son of ... Corben, and ... Thompson.
04.04.1920
Brighton district, Sussex
-
12.1995
Dover district, Kent
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
08.03.1941 [174796]
WS/Lt.
08.09.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
08.03.1941


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Assistant Command Post Officer, 2nd Airlanding Light Battery RA (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 588) in German captivity (Oflag 79, Brunswick, Lower Saxony)
Cormie,
James John Morrison
"Jock"

J.J.M. Cormie
11.02.1918
-
07.1987
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
12.10.1940 [151849]
WS/Lt.
14.04.1942
T/Capt.
15.05.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
12.10.1940


commissioned, Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
1942
-
(09.1944)
Officer Commanding, 2 Troop, 4th Parachute Squadron RE (Arnhem [evacuated])
1944


1st Parachute Squadron RE
Corrie,
Michael Temple
M.T. Corrie
Son of Guy Temple (1888-1972), solicitor, and Anne Rosina Margaret Drover (1894-1972).
Married 1st ((06?).1946, Hendon, London) Janet Gow Lough (1918 - 30.09.1974).
Married 2nd ((06?).1976,  Winchester) Doris May Gouch.
09.07.1920
Wandsworth, London
-
01.03.1982
Liverpool
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
15.03.1941 [177502]
WS/Lt.
15.09.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt.
27.11.1944
Bronzen Kruis (Bronze Cross) (Netherlands) BK
20.03.1947
Arnhem 09.44 *
* date of Dutch Royal Decree 03.07.1945
15.03.1941


commissioned, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) [emergency commission]
?


transferred, Royal Regiment of Artillery
20.09.1942


transferred, Glider Pilot Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 9 Flight (G Squadron, No. 1 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)
Produce broker, London.
Costeloe,
James Geoffrey
J.G. Costeloe J.G. Costeloe
Son of ... Costeloe, and ... Proctor.
Married (18.03.1950, Singapore) Betty; two sons.

04.12.1920
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
-
22.02.2009
Victoria, Canada
(esophageal cancer, most likely contracted while serving in Korea)
Pte.
05.1939
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
20.04.1940 [129356]
WS/Lt.
20.10.1941
Lt.
18.09.1943 (reld 22.06.1951)
T/Capt.
10.10.1943-... & 06.07.1944-...
WS/Capt.
?
Hon. Maj.
22.06.1951
Education: St Bees School, Cumberland.
05.1939
 
 
enlisted, The Border Regiment
?
-
20.04.1940
Officer Cadet Training Unit, Aldershot
20.04.1940


commissioned, The Border Regiment [emergency commission]
1940/41?
-
1944?
1st Battalion The Border Regiment (South Wales, North Africa, Sicily, Taranto)
1944?
-
09.1944
Adjutant, 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron (Arnhem [evacuated])
1944?
-
1945?
Staff College, Camberley
1945?
-
1945?
staff position with 14th Army (India & Burma)
25.02.1971
-
01.11.1972
Army Cadet Force, Territorial & Army Volunteer Reserve - Sussex (with rank of Lt., seniority 18.09.1943)
Went after the war to Burma as an Officer with the Burma Frontier Force, later becoming Superintendent of Police and a rubber planter in both Burma and Malaya. Subsequently served with Princess Patricia's Light Infantry (Korea).
Geoffrey Costeloe. Taken from the description of an interview in the Oral Military History collection of the University of Victoria. "Costeloe was born the son of a parish vicar on Dec. 4, 1920 in Nottingham, Eng. Joined The Border Regiment as a Private in May 1939 with the object, after eighteen months, of going to Sandhurst. The war intervened and he was commissioned into the regiment in March 1940 after a short course at an O.C.T.U. in Aldershot. He later instructed at the same unit before being posted to the 1st Battalion, The Border Regiment in South Wales. In 1942 The Border Regiment was chosen to form part of the 1st Airlanding Brigade (glider-borne troops) of the 1st Airborne Division. Sent to North Africa in 1943, they formed part of the invasion forces for Sicily. Describes training, including two glider crashes which he survived. The most common glider was the "Horsa" which was able to carry thirty troops, or one jeep and trailer, or a six-pounder anti-tank gun. In the attack on Sicily a considerable proportion of the battalion landed in the sea (but not eighty percent as quoted), including Maj. Costeloe, but after several hours they were picked up by a troopship. The battalion was reformed in North Africa prior to the next operation at Taranto, It. After a high speed trip aboard a Royal Navy cruiser, during which they saw the Italian fleet sailing to Malta to surrender, they disembarked at Taranto and dug in about five miles beyond the city. Next they secured the airfield at Foggia for the R.A.F. During this time they only encountered light German opposition. Contracted jaundice and spent some time in hospital. After recovery, he was able to rejoin the unit on its return to England to prepare for the invasion of France. Transferred to the 1st Airborne Division Reconnaissance Squadron as adjutant. Describes the equipment and complement of the squadron. Later they were to be the only mobile troops at Arnhem. On D Day (June 1944) the 1st Airborne Division was held in reserve. Considerable frustration: briefed for a dozen operations, actually airborne for one before it was cancelled; they did not get into action until Arnhem. Great confidence in success going into Arnhem, but actually landed too far from the target. Strong German opposition almost immediately. After heavy fighting they found themselves effectively boxed into a defensive perimeter. After nine or ten days those that remained were able to reach the Rhine and withdrew across the river. Comments on severe radio communication problems. Back in England applied for a staff position, was accepted and, after staff college, was sent to the 14th Army in India and Burma. A few months later he was seconded to the Burma Police where he formed a 750-man Frontier Battalion. Lost his police position when the British withdrew from Burma. Managed a rubber plantation for a period, but corruption was so rife in the Burmese administration that he felt it necessary to move on to Malaya where he was assistant manager on a very large plantation. Married in Singapore. With the "Emergency" he felt that living in the country was consistently dangerous and resolved to move to Canada in 1951. A few months after arriving he joined the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, commanding "C' Company in Korea."
Cotterell,
John Anthony
"Tony"
J.A. Cotterell (Photo courtesy of Mr Paul Pariso) J.A. Cotterell
J.A. Cotterell
Son of Graham Cotterell, and Millicent Crews.
Brother of author Geoffrey Cotterell (24.11.1919-), artillery officer, of Eastbourne, Sussex.
(03?).1917
Plymouth district, Devon
-
25.09.1944
(DOW sustained as POW) [age 27]
[Enschede Eastern General Cemetery, 200-201]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
19.10.1940 [153092]
WS/Capt.
03.09.1943
T/Maj.
03.09.1943
Journalist for The Daily Express.
19.10.1940


commissioned, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) [emergency commission]
03.06.1943
-
(04.1944)
General Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2), Army Bureau for Current Affairs
(09.1944)


Staff Writer, Army Bureau of Current Affairs, attached 1st Parachute Brigade (Arnhem [POW, died of wounds])
Published: The expert way of getting married (1939); Oh, it's nice to be in the army! (1941); What? No morning tea? (1941); She walks in battledress; the day's work in the A.T.S. (1942); R.A.M.C. (1943); Roof over Britain : the official story of Britain's anti-aircraft defences, 1939-1942 (1943); An apple for the sergeant (1944).
Coulston,
Robert Hugh
"Bob"
R.H. Coulston R.H. Coulston
Son of William James Coulston and Hannah Louisa Coulston (née Coles).

(12?).1920
Cockermouth district, Cumbria
-
23.09.1944
(KIA) [age 24]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery 26.A.15]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
14.03.1942 [228608]
WS/ Lt.
01.10.1942
14.03.1942


commissioned, The Border Regiment [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 9 Platoon (A Company), 1st Battalion The Border Regiment (Arnhem [killed in action])
Coulthard,
George Blain
G.B. Coulthard G.B. Coulthard
Son of ... Coulthard, and ... Bottomley.
21.08.1921
Carlisle, Cumberland
-
01.1988
Carlisle, Cumberland
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
13.09.1941 [204365]
WS/ Lt.
01.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
13.09.1941


commissioned, The Border Regiment [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 2 Mortar Platoon (Support Company), 1st Battalion The Border Regiment (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 621) in German captivity (Oflag 79, Brunswick, Lower Saxony)
Coulthard,
James William
"Jimmy"
J.W. Coulthard
24.05.1923
-
05.1992
Knowsley, Merseyside
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
25.05.1940 [132458]
WS/Lt.
25.11.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt.
11.09.1945
25.05.1940


commissioned, The King's Own Scottish Borderers [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, Medium Machine Gun Group (Support Company), 7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Arnhem [wounded, captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 140265) in German captivity (Stalag VII-A, Moosburg an der Isar, Bavaria)
Courtney,
Thomas Richard
Brian
T.R.B. Courtney T.R.B. Courtney
Son of Dr C.A. and C.H. Courtney.
Married 1st (1941, London) Elizabeth Anabel Rosemary Browne (died 12.1971); one son.
Married 2nd (1981, Perth, Western Australia) Kerry Ann Evans.
05.01.1911
Learmonth, Victoria, Australia
-
07.08.2001
Perth, Western Australia
Lt. 09.12.1939 [112406]
WS/Capt. 09.12.1940 (reld 09.02.1948)
T/Maj. 26.04.1942
Hon. Maj. 09.02.1948
Education: MB, BS (Melb.).
08.12.1939     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
late1941 early1942     Deputy Assistant Director of Medical Services (DADMS), 1st Airborne Division
(09.1944)     Second-in-Command, 133rd Parachute Field Ambulance (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 91202) in German captivity (Oflag 79, Brunswick, Lower Saxony)
1958 diplomatic immunity, Australia (on Government Service?).
Cousens,
Henry
Stuart
H.S. Cousens H.S. Cousens
30.08.1914
-
06.2004

Worthing, West Sussex
2nd Lt.
30.08.1934 [63589]
Lt.
30.08.1937
A/Capt.
12.06.1940-11.09.1940
T/Capt.
12.09.1940-01.10.1940
WS/Capt.
02.10.1940
Capt.
30.08.1942
A/Maj.
02.07.1940-01.10.1940
T/Maj.
02.10.1940-29.08.1947
Maj.
30.08.1947 (retd 15.09.1955)
Education: Royal Military College; psc, fs
30.08.1934


commissioned, The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
(09.1944)


Second-in-Command, 1st Battalion The Border Regiment (Arnhem [wounded, evacuated])
15.09.1955
-
10.07.1965
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Cox,
Alan Harvey
A.H. Cox
Son of ... Cox, and ... Patton.
08.07.1923
Watford district, Hertfordshire
-
?
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
20.02.1943 [264650]
WS/Lt.
20.08.1943
Lt.
21.06.1947, seniority 08.01.1946
A/Capt.
02.03.1946-01.06.1946
T/Capt.
02.06.1946-26.03.1947
WS/Capt.
27.03.1947
Capt.
08.07.1950
A/Maj.
14.10.1946-31.12.1946, 25.03.1947-26.03.1947
T/Maj.
27.03.1947-05.04.1947, 22.02.1954-07.06.1956
Maj.
08.07.1957
Lt.Col.
19.07.1965 (Special List 08.07.1973) (retd 26.11.1976)
Education: psc



served in the ranks for 170 days
20.02.1943


commissioned, The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire) [emergency commission to 20.06.1947
(09.1944)


Quartermaster (HQ Company), 1st Battalion The Border Regiment (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 605) in German captivity (Oflag 79, Brunswick, Lower Saxony)
02.03.1946
-
13.10.1946
Staff Captain, GHQ Delhi
14.10.1946
-
01.01.1947
Deputy Assistant Military Secretary
21.06.1947


commissioned, The Border Regiment [permanent commission] [from 01.10.1959 The King's Own Border Regiment]
05.01.1949
-
23.07.1951
Staff Captain, HQ NID
22.02.1954
-
30.03.1956
Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, HQ Malaya
26.07.1958
-
01.01.1961
General Staff Officer grade 2 (GSO2), HQ Southern Command
11.03.1963
-
17.03.1965
Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General, (Quartering) HQ British Army of the Rhine
Cox,
Cecil Gordon
C.G. Cox
 
06.09.1922
-
05.2005
South Somerset district, Somerset
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
21.03.1942 [228870]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
T/Capt.
15.07.1944
WS/Capt.
? (reld 18.11.1953)
Hon. Maj.
18.11.1953
21.03.1942


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, C Troop, 1st Parachute Squadron RE (Arnhem)
Cox,
John Anthony
"Tony"
J.A. Cox (Photo courtesy of Mr Bob Gerritsen)
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
02.08.1941 [200541]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
02.08.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
(09.1944)     Liaison Officer, 1st Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery, RA (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 93303) in German captivity (Oflag VII-B, Eichstätt, Bavaria)
Coxon,
Howard Woodrow
H.W. Coxon

Married (1950, Ottawa, Ont., Canada) Paula Peters (predeceased him); four children.

02.09.1915
Tampico, Mexico
-
08.07.2007
Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada
(A) P/O (prob) 14.11.1941 [111663]
P/O (prob) 14.01.1942
F/O 01.10.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 01.12.1944
(A) Sq.Ldr. ? (reld 18.08.1949)
Education: Cambridge (BA 1937, MA 1941 in history).
Obtained aviator's licence (No. 16909) 14.01.1939 taken on an Avro Club Cadet, Gipsy Maj:130 at the Airwork Flying Club.
14.11.1941     commissioned, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(09.1944)     Light Warning Set Unit (RAF Liaison Group) (Arnhem) [evaded]
Began his career with Imperial Oil Ltd. in Toronto, and subsequently moved to the province of British Columbia. He moved back to Toronto, and then to New York City in 1967, where he worked as deputy vice president of marketing for the Exxon Corporation, until his retirement in 1975. In 1979, he and his wife settled in Northumberland County, Ontario on a farm.
Cranmer-Byng,
John Launcelot
"Jack"
J.L. Cranmer-Byng
J.L. Cranmer-Byng (Collection P. Reinders)
Son of Launcelot Alfred Cranmer Cranmer-Byng (1872-1945), and Daisy Elaine Beach (1891-1981).
Married (19.01.1955) Margaret Ellen Hardy; one son, two daughters.

18.03.1919
-
1999
Canada ?
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
25.01.1941 [170362]
WS/Lt.
16.06.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt.
16.06.1942
MC
09.11.1944
Arnhem 09.44



Officer Producing Centre
25.01.1941


commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 1 Parachute Platoon & 1 Parachute Jeep Section, 250th Light Composite Company RASC (Arnhem)
Ornithologist & orientalist.
Crawford,
Frank
F. Crawford
Son of Frank and Eleanor Crawford.
Husband of Morva Dorothy Crawford, of Letcombe Regis, Berkshire.

1912 ?
-
22.09.1944
(KIA) [age 32]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, 27.B.3]
PSM
?
Lt.
13.01.1941 [167754]
T/Capt.
28.08.1943
13.01.1941


commissioned, The King's Regiment (Liverpool) [emergency commission]



transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, Assault Platoon (Support Company), 11th Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [killed in action])
Crawford,
William Patrick Cullen
"Pat"

W.P.C. Crawford
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
08.03.1941 [177303]
WS/Lt.
08.09.1942
Lt.
13.07.1946, seniority 16.02.1944
Capt.
16.08.1948 (retd 03.08.1954)
08.03.1941


commissioned, Royal Tank Regiment [emergency commission]
(1942)


served 2nd Royal Gloucestershire Hussars
20.09.1942


posted to Intelligence Section, GHQ (N Africa)
18.05.1943


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Intelligence Officer, 11th Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 91203) in German captivity (Oflag 79, Brunswick, Lower Saxony)
13.07.1946


commissioned, The Royal Irish Fusiliers [permanent [or short service?] commission]
Crawley,
Douglas Edward
"Doug"

D.E. Crawley D.E. Crawley
D.E. Crawley
D.E. Crawley
Married Doreen Specht.

02.09.1920
Malta
-
05.1986
Greenwich district, London
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
22.10.1939 [108192]
Lt.
22.04.1941
A/Capt.
13.01.1942-01.04.1942, 20.03.1943-31.03.1943
T/Capt.
01.04.1943-13.10.1943
WS/Capt.
14.10.1943
Capt.
01.07.1946
A/Maj.
14.07.1943-13.10.1943
T/Maj.
14.10.1943-24.06.1945, 09.08.1945-19.03.1948, 29.05.1952-21.10.1952
Maj.
22.10.1952
Lt.Col.
07.04.1961 (supernumerary 07.04.1964) (retd 02.09.1975)
MC
23.09.1943
North Africa 12.42
MC
20.09.1945
Arnhem 09.44
Mention in Despatches MID
23.05.1958
Malaya
Education: Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst (1939); psc
22.10.1939


commissioned, The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)
1940


served with Loyals in BEF (France)
09.1941


seconded to the Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps & joined 2nd Parachute Battalion
1944
-
(09.1944)
Officer Commanding, B Company, 2nd Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 2197) in German captivity (Oflag 79, Brunswick, Lower Saxony)
25.01.1948
-
15.12.1949
Adjutant, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst
11.01.1951
-
23.04.1952
Staff Captain, War Office
29.05.1952
-
04.12.1953
General Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2), ...
01.04.1956
-
07.03.1957
Deputy Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster General (DAA&QMG), HQ BCFK
01.04.1959
-
25.02.1961
Deputy Assistant Adjutant General (DAAG), Brigade Depot
06.09.1962
-
11.08.1965
Assistant Adjutant General (AAG), War Office
30.09.1965
-
(02.1967)
General Staff Officer 1st grade (GSO1), HQ AFNE
Crighton,
Alexander Kirk
A.K. Crighton
Son of Alexander L. and Agnes L. Crighton, of Glasgow.

1918
Govan district, Glasgow City, Scotland
-
20.09.1944
Oosterbeek
(KIA) [age 26]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, 17.A.1]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
24.05.1941 [187758]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
24.05.1941


commissioned, The Royal Scots Fusiliers [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 2 Platoon, Mortar Group (Support Company), 7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Arnhem [killed in action])
Crittenden,
Robert Claude
"Bob"
R.C. Crittenden R.C. Crittenden
Son of ... Crittenden, and ... Croger.
02.01.1913
Croydon district, Greater London
-
04.1992
Lambeth,  London
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
27.02.1943 [264942]
WS/Lt.
27.08.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
27.02.1943


commissioned, The Border Regiment [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 17 Platoon (C Company), 1st Battalion The Border Regiment (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 2176) in German captivity (Oflag IX-A/Z, Rotenburg an der Fulda, Hessen)
Croot,
Robert Shirley
R.S. Croot (Photo courtesy of Mr Paul Pariso)
Son of Walter Lewis Croot (1874-1939), and Edith Muriel Daw (1878?-1967).
Married Denise Patricia Coxen (1906-1960), daughter of Charles Waylett Coxen and Jeanne Beatrice Nichols; one daughter.

(12?).1910
Barnstaple district, Devon
-
05.12.1944
(DOW) [crash of Dakota near Mijanes] [age 33 or 34]
[Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles, 3.C.36]
Cadet Serjt.
?
2nd Lt.
24.11.1928 [40686]
Lt.
24.11.1931
Capt.
09.08.1936
Maj.
18.07.1939
Order of the Bronze Lion (Netherlands) BL
20.03.1947
Armhem 09.44 *
Territorial/Efficiency Decoration TD
21.09.1944
-
* date of Dutch Royal Decree 31.07.1945



late Cadet Serjeant, West Buckland School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
24.11.1928


commissioned, The Devonshire Regiment - Territorial Army
24.11.1928
-
18.07.1939
6th Battalion The Devonshire Regiment (Barnstaple)
18.07.1939
-

9th Battalion The Devonshire Regiment
01.09.1939


General Staff Officer 3rd grade, ...
12.10.1942


transferred, Glider Pilot Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, G Squadron (No. 1 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)
Cross,
Roger Kynaston
"Bob"
R.K. Cross
Son of Roger Kynaston Cross, and Margaret Shevill.
Married; three daughters.
07.08.1918
Castle Ward district, Northumberland
-
01.08.2007
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
25.08.1938 [77617]
Lt.
01.01.1941
A/Capt.
04.03.1941-03.06.1941
T/Capt.
04.06.1941-14.08.1941, 03.10.1941-16.10.1942, 03.11.1942-...
Capt.
01.07.1946 (retd 18.12.1946)
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
25.08.1938


commissioned, The West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Own)
(01.1939)


2nd Battalion The West Yorkshire Regiment (Palestine)
03.11.1942
-
04.03.1943
Adjutant, ...
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 2 Flight (A Squadron, No. 1 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)
09.09.1945
-
(04.1946)
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), Directorate of Military Intelligence, War Office
General Secretary of the Glider Pilot Regimental Association.
Culverwell,
Stanley Martin
S.M. Culverwell
Son of Capt. Joseph Stanley Culverwell, 59th Rifles FF, Indian Army, and Helen Mary Culverwell, of Cambridge.

09.12.1920
Kohat, India
-
22.09.1944
(KIA) [age 23]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, 20.B.1]
2nd Lt.
27.11.1941 [216816]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
T/Capt.
01.02.1943
Education: BA, Hons. (Cantab.)
27.11.1941


commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (M.M. Branch), renamed: Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers [emergency commission]
23.11.1943


transferred, Glider Pilot Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Section Commander, F Squadron ( No. 2 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem [killed in action])
Curtis,
Leslie Arthur [Albert James]
"Gerry"
L.A. Curtis (Photo courtesy of Mr Simon Curtis)
Son of Albert James Curtis, and Emma Boyce, of Tottenham, Middlesex.
From London (N.15).

(12?).1919
Hammersmith, Greater London
-
20.09.1944
(KIA) [age 25]
[Groesbeek Memorial, panel 8]
Gdsmn. 20.01.1940 [2617789]
A/Cpl. 17.08.1940
WS/Cpl. 14.11.1940
A/Sjt. 06.01.1943
WS/Sjt. 05.07.1943
2nd Lt. 23.06.1944 [323542]
Military Medal MM 15.06.1943 North Africa 42-43 (Algeria & Tunisia)
Africa Star AfrSt 1943? with 1st Army clasp
20.01.1940 - 22.06.1944 enlisted service, Grenadier Guards
23.06.1944 - 20.09.1944 commissioned service, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps [emergency commission]
17.08.1940 - 20.09.1944 transferred, Supernumerary List and posted for service with 1st Parachute Battalion (UK, North Africa, Arnhem [killed in action])

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