1st British Airborne Division
Arnhem, September 1944
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Radcliff,
Herbert Charles Noel
"Paddy"
H.C.N. Radcliff
Son of John Radcliff (?-1953), and the Hon. Mrs. Ivy Esmay Myee Barnewall (1890-), of Cape Town, South Africa.
1923 ?
Ireland
-
19.09.1944
(KIA) [age 21]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery 6.D.1]
2nd Lt.
18.04.1942 [232560]
WS/Lt.
18.10.1942
18.04.1942


commissionioned, King's Royal Rifle Corps [emergency commission]
10.02.1943


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, Medium Machine Gun Platoon (Support Company), 10th Parachute Battalion (Italy; Arnhem [killed in action])
Randall,
Derrick Henry
D.H. Randall (Photo courtesy of Mr Eugène Wijnhoud)
Son of ... Randall, and ... Davis.
Married ((12?).1943, Luton district, Bedfordshire) Zoe C. Ellingham; two daughters, one son.
(06?).1921
Luton district, Bedfordshire
-

Southwold, Suffolk
Lt. 06.11.1943 [301125]
WS/Capt. 06.11.1944
Mention in Despatches MID 20.12.1945 services while POW
Education: Westminster Hospital, University of London (MB, BS 1951; University Medal); FRCS Eng (1948); MRCS Eng, LRCP Lond 1943.
06.11.1943     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
(09.1944)     Medical Officer, HQ RA, 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem [POW])
Assistant Surgeon, Royal Infirmary, Sheffield. Honorary Lecturer in Clinical Surgery, University of Sheffield. Consultant Surgeon, Rotherham Hospital. Member BMA. Fellow, Association of Surgeons of Great Britiain and Ireland.
Late Surgical 1st Assistant, St George Hospital. Tutor in Surgery, University of Sheffield & Honorary 1st Assistant Royal Infirmary, Sheffield.
Redman,
Theodore Francis
"Theo"
T.F. Redman


Son of ... Redman, and ... Gobby.
03.03.1916
Birkenhead district, Cheshire / Merseyside
-
11.07.2004
Leeds, Yorkshire
Lt.
14.03.1942 [227643]
WS/Capt.
14.03.1943
A/Maj.
16.07.1948
Col. TA
?
Education: MB
14.03.1942


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


Section Officer R, 133rd Parachute Field Ambulance (Arnhem)
Reese,
Robert Miles Antony
"Bob"
R.M.A. Reese
22.05.1921
-
[02.1985 still alive]
2nd Lt.
25.02.1940 [124182]
Lt.
25.08.1941
A/Capt.
03.03.1944-02.06.1944
T/Capt.
03.06.1944-10.06.1945, 02.11.1945-30.06.1946
Capt.
01.07.1946
T/Maj.
01.01.1953-22.06.1953
Maj.
23.06.1953, seniority 25.02.1953
Lt.Col.
01.09.1963 [supernumerary 01.09.1966] (retd 05.08.1968)



served in the ranks for 177 days
25.02.1940


commissioned into The Border Regiment [from 01.10.1959 The King's Own Border Regiment] 
(09.1944)


Second-in-Command, A Company, 1st Battalion The Border Regiment (Arnhem [wounded, POW])
02.11.1945
-
13.01.1946
Staff Captain, "Q" HQ Carlisle Sub-District
14.01.1946
-
06.12.1946
Staff Captain (PA & Ms), HQ Northwestern District
01.01.1948
-
14.03.1948
Staff Captain "A", HQ Garza Sub-District
25.10.1954
-
24.03.1957
Staff Captain "A", HQ Salisbury Plain District
01.09.1963
-
28.02.1966
Depot Commandant, Lancastrian Brigade Depot
Reid,
Robert Payton
known as:
Robert Payton-Reid

R.P. Reid




Son of John R. Reid, and Martha Craig.
31.07.1897
Foulden, Berwickshire
-
01.11.1971
Witham, Essex
2nd Lt.
22.12.1915 [13802]
Lt.
01.07.1917
Capt.
01.12.1927
Maj.
01.08.1938
A/Lt.Col.
10.08.1940-09.11.1940
T/Lt.Col.
10.11.1940-15.10.1941, 30.03.1942-21.08.1945
WS/Lt.Col.
22.08.1945
Lt.Col.
01.08.1945
A/Col.
22.02.1945-21.08.1945
T/Col.
22.8.1945
Hon. Col.
27.01.1948  (retd)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
09.11.1944
Arnhem 09.44

British War Medal, Victory Medal, Territorial Force War Medal, Palestine 1936-1939 Medal and Clasp

22.12.1915


commissioned into The King's Own Scottish Borderers
1916
-
1919
served in the Great War (22.08.1916-18.08.1917 & 22.9.1918-11.11.1918 France & Belgium); wounded; acting Captain 5th Battalion (30.01.1919-04.04.1919)
1919


served with 2nd Battalion Thr King's Own Scottish Borderers (Devonport, UK)
24.12.1920
-
20.12.1925
employed with the King's African Rifles (temporary Captain 01.10.1923) (East Africa)
interbellum


served with 2nd Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Egypt, Hong Kong)
(1937)


served with 1st Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Malta, Palestine)
11.07.1937
-
09.08.1940
specially employed as Adjutant, The King's Own Malta Regiment (retaining the rank of Major in that regiment)
08.1940
-
01.1942
regimental service (?)
26.01.1942
-
29.03.1942
Second-in-Command, 7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (UK)
30.03.1942
-
12.10.1943
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (UK) [04.07.1942-18.07.1942 acting Commander, 9th Infantry Brigade (UK)]
12.10.1943
-
1945
Commanding Officer, 7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (UK; Arnhem [evacuated])
[11.12.1944-14.12.1944 acting Commander, 1st Airlanding Brigade (UK)]
1946
-
25.04.1947
Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (India, Burma)
Reynolds,
Jack

J. Reynolds

Son of Charles Guy Reynolds (1892-1969), and Kathrine Mary Longlands (1890-1971).
Married ((06?).1947, Thanet district, Kent) Cynthia Eulalie Mustchin Willcocks (05.06.1923 - 05.2006), sister of Capt. Arthur Hambly Willcocks, South Staffordshire Regiment; two children.
10.05.1922
Chichester, West Sussex
-

Pulborough, West Sussex
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 07.06.1941 [190738]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
MC 21.10.1943 Sicily 07.43
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 07.07.1950 -
      Officer Cadet Training Unit
07.06.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
(07.1943)     Platoon Commander, Simforce (composite force of 2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment) (Sicily)
(09.1944)     Officer Commanding, No. 1 Mortar Platoon (Support Company), 2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 538) in German captivity (Oflag 79, Braunschweig, Niedersachsen)
Richey,
James Alexander Dodwell
"Jimmy"
J.A.D. Richey
29.08.1910
Romford district, Essex
-
03.1997
Wayland district, Norfolk
2nd Lt.
19.10.1940 [151648]
WS/Lt.
19.04.1942
T/Capt.
1944?, 29.07.1945
Mention in Despatches MID
23.90.1943
North Africa 42-43
19.10.1940


commissioned, The South Wales Borderers [emergency commission]
02.09.1942


transferred to the Parachute Regiment
(1942)
-
(1943)
1st Parachute Battalion (North Africa)
(09.1944)


Second-in-Command, T Company, 1st Parachute Battalion (Arnhem)
Ridler,
Derek Hughes
D.H. Ridler
Married; ... children (one son?).

01.09.1916
-
09.2002
Torbay district, Devon
Lt.
20.11.1939 [104446]
WS/Capt.
20.11.1940
A/Maj.
?
MC
23.12.1943
Sicily 07.43
Mention in Despatches MID
20.09.1945
Arnhem 09.44
20.11.1939


commissioned, Army Dental Corps [emergency commission]
(07.1943)
-
09.1944
Dentist & Anaesthesist, 16th Parachute Field Ambulance RAMC (Sicily, Arnhem [POW, escaped & evaded 14.02.1945)
Rigby-Jones,
Guy
G. Rigby-Jones

Married twice; three children. From London. Lived later at the Lake District & Hastings.
15.05.1911
Ormskirk district, Lancashire
-
09.11.2002
St. Leonards on Sea, East Sussex
Lt.
08.11.1941 [216228]
WS/Capt.
08.11.1942
Capt. TA
01.05.1947, seniority 08.11.1942
T/Maj.
23.11.1943
A/Lt.Col. TA
01.05.1947
MC
23.12.1943
Sicily 07.43
Territorial/Efficiency Decoration TD
?
?
Education: medicine Cambridge University (MB)
08.11.1941


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


Specialist surgeon, 181st Airlanding Field Ambulance (Arnhem)
Orthopedic surgeon, London.
Ritchie,
Ernest [Smith]
"Ricky"
E. Ritchie (Photo courtesy of Mr James Ritchie)
Son (with two brothers and two sisters) of David Ritchie (1888-1958), and Anne McIntosh "Annie" Smith (1890-1953).
Married (07.08.1947, Marlborough district, Wiltshire) June Baxter (01.07.1925 - 16.07.1993), daughter (with one brother and one sister) of James Lyell Baxter (1895-1985), and Christina Dalgety Walker (1897-1929); two sons.

19.04.1922
Monifieth, Dundee district, Angus, Scotland
-
21.12.1976
Dunwich, Ipswich district, Suffolk
[St James Church churchyard, Dunwich]
2nd Lt. 01.08.1942 [240431]
WS/Lt. 01.02.1943
A/Capt. 05.05.1946-04.08.1946
T/Capt. 05.08.1946-22.02.1947
Lt. 22.02.1947, seniority 19.10.1944
WS/Capt. 23.02.1947
Capt. 19.04.1949
T/Maj. 23.02.1947-08.03.1948,
09.07.1953-31.01.1954,
01.07.1954-05.05.1955
Maj. 19.04.1956 (retd 29.04.1961)
1941 - 1942 served in the ranks, The Royal Scots (for 239 days
? - 31.07.1942 165th Officer Cadet Training Unit
01.08.1942     commissioned, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) [emergency commission to 21.02.1947]
07.08.1942 - 30.04.1943 8th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters
01.05.1943 - 03.12.1943 Camp Commandant, Airborne forces Development Centre (Old Sarum)
04.12.1943 - 31.12.1943 1st Battalion The Sherwood Foresters
01.01.1944 - 05.02.1944 Airborne Forces Depot and School
01.01.1944     transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
06.02.1944 - 19.02.1944 No. 1 Airborne Forces Holding Unit
20.02.1944 - 22.09.1944 11th Parachute Battalion
18.09.1944 - 22.09.1944 Officer Commanding, .. Platoon, 11th Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [wounded in the leg; captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 2117) in German captivity (Oflag IX-A/H, Spangenberg, Hessen)
11.04.1945 - 11.07.1945 repatriated & posted to Army Air Corps Depot (taken on strength 10.07.1945)
12.07.1945 - 21.08.1945 9th South Lancashire Personnel Transit Centre
22.08.1945 - 01.10.1945 1st Parachute Battalion
02.10.1945 - 01.01.1948 4th Parachute Battalion (11.10.1945 embarked for Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 23.10.1945 disembarked (Palestine), embarked for UK 24.01.1947, disembarked 03.02.1947)
22.02.1947     permanent commission, The Sherwood Foresters
1947?     16th Independent Parachute Brigade (Ogbourne St George, UK)
01.01.1948 - 07.03.1948 attached 2nd Parachute Battalion
09.03.1948 - 26.10.1949 4 Airborne Control Section, British Army of the Rhine (attached as liaison to RAF Schleswig (Goslar, Germany) & HQ Para Bemerode / Hannover / Hildesheim)
1949     16th Independent Parachute Brigade (Aldershot)
1952     seconded to the Royal West African Frontier Force (Nigeria)
1955     returned to the regimental duty with the Sherwood Foresters (1st Battalion, Sennelager, Paderborn)
1956     seconded as Company Commander to Royal Warwickshire Regiment (N Ireland)
1957     seconded as Training Major, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regimental Depot, Bedford
1958     Second-in-Command, Forester Brigade Regimental Depot, Normanton Barracks, Derby
Publican and Landlord of The Ship Inn (formerly The Barne Arms Hotel), 1960.
Ritson,
Ernest Vivian
E.V. Ritson (Photo courtesy of Mr H.J. Broer)

Son of Ernest and Florence Ritson.
Husband of Claire Ritson, of Hampstead, London.

(03?).1909
Stockport district, Cheshire / Lancashire
-
20.09.1944
(KIA) [age 35]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery 6.D.18]
2nd Lt.
15.04.1929 [41715]
Lt.
15.04.1932
Capt.
06.12.1932
Maj.
24.05.1939
Mention in Despatches MID
20.09.1945
Arnhem 09.44 [posthumously]
Territorial/Efficiency Decoration TD
21.09.1944
-
15.04.1929


commissioned into The Manchester Regiment - Territorial Army (8th Battalion)
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
05.10.1943


transferred to the Parachute Regiment
(09.1944)


Second-in-Command, HQ Company, 156th Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [killed in action])
Roberts,
Alan Douglas
A.D. Roberts
Son of ... Roberts, and ... Farr.
06.07.1917
Rochford district, Essex
-
02.2005
Kent, Kent
2nd Lt.
02.07.1943 [285010]
WS/Lt.
02.01.1944
T/Capt.
27.12.1945
02.07.1943


commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
22.01.1944


transferred to The Border Regiment
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 16 Platoon (C Company), 1st Battalion The Border Regiment (Arnhem [evacuated])
Roberts,
Andrew
A. Roberts
?
-
2nd Lt.
21.11.1942 [251878]
WS/Lt.
21.05.1943
21.11.1942


commissioned into The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's) [emergency commission]
01.03.1943


transferred to the Parachute Regiment
(09.1944)


Liaison Officer of 2nd Parachute Battalion at 1st Parachute Brigade HQ (Arnhem)
Roberts,
Graham Chatfield
G.C. Roberts

Son of ... Roberts, and Chatfields Clarke.
02.04.1914
Kensington district, Greater London
-
04.1985
Colchester district, Essex
2nd Lt.
06.07.1935 [65514]
Lt.
06.07.1938
A/Capt.
05.09.1939
WS/Capt.
04.04.1941
King Haakon VII Libersty Medal Hkn
19.03.1948
?
06.07.1935


commissioned into 3rd City of London Regiment (The Royal Fusiliers) - Territorial Army
(01.1939)


10th (3rd City of London) Battalion (69th Searchlight Regiment) (Territorial)
24.08.1939


mobilized
?


transferred to the Royal Artillery (04.1941 serving as such)
12.01.1942


transferred to the Reconnaissance Corps
(09.1944)


Aide-de-Camp to the General Officer Commanding, 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem)
Roberts,
Harry Royston
H.R. Roberts
H.R. Roberts
H.R. Roberts
H.R. Roberts
Son of a former Sergeant of the King's Yorkshire Light Infantry who earned a Military Medal in World War I.
Married (19.05.1945) Muriel (née ...); three sons, one daughter.
04.11.1920
York, Yorkshire
-
07.1992
Swindon district, Wiltshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
12.06.1943 [281104]
WS/Lt.
12.12.1943 (reld 1947)
T/Capt.
13.12.1945
Fitter in the old LNER Railway Carriage and Wagon Works in York.
02.1943


enlisted, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
04.1943
-
06.1943
165th Officer Cadet Training Unit
12.06.1943


commissioned, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers [emergency commission]
06.1943
-
11.1943
101st Company REME
11.1943
-
12.1943
6th Guards Tank Brigade Workshops
12.1943
-
02.1944
4th Battalion Grenadier Guards
02.1944
-
09.1944
Officer Commanding, Motor Transport Repair Section, 1st Airborne Divisional Workshops REME (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944
-
04.1945
POW in German captivity
08.1945
-
09.1945
1st Airborne Division
09.1945
-
12.1946
HQ 1st Parachute Brigade (03.1946-12.1946 at Palestine)
12.1946
-
06.1947
156 Transit Campt
Rejoined LNER in York. Became a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (FIME). Following senior positions in York, Doncaster and Derby he was appointed Works Manager at the former GWR Workshops in Swindon.
Published
: Capture at Arnhem (1999; posthumously published by his widow)
Roberts,
J M
[= J.McD. ?]
J.M. Roberts
?
-
2nd Lt.
?
WS/Lt.
?
?


commissioned into the RASC ? [emergency commission]
?


transferred to the Glider Pilot Regiment
(09.1944)


Section Commander, F Squadron (No. 2 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)
Robertson,
Richard Arnot
R.A. Robertson

Son of Thomas Robertson, and Alice Arnot, of Fishponds, Bristol.
28.03.1922
Wharfedale district, West (Riding of) Yorkshire
-
21.09.1944
(MIA) [age 22]
[Groesbeek Memorial, panel 2]
2nd Lt.
28.02.1943 [264567]
WS/Lt.
28.08.1943
24.08.1939


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


Troop Officer, A Troop, 1st Parachute Squadron RE (Arnhem [missing in action])
Robertson-Durham,
Alexander Weir
A.W. Robertson-Durham
?
-

2nd Lt.
16.01.1935 [63968]
Lt.
16.01.1938
Capt.
11.04.1945  (reld 1945/46)



late Cadet Corporal, Edinburgh Academy Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps

16.01.1935


commissioned into The Royal Scots - Territorial Army (7th/9th Battalion)
24.08.1939


mobilized
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 1 Platoon, Medium Machine Gun Group (Support Company), 7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Arnhem [POW])
Robinson,
[Sir] Wilfred Henry Frederick
"Chippy";
3rd Baronet
W.H.F. Robinson
Son (with one sister) of Wilfred Henry Robinson (1889-1922), and Eileen St Leger (1888-1963), of Hawthornden, Wynberg, Cape, South Africa.
Succeeded uncle 1954.
Married (14.03.1946) Margaret Alison Kathleen "Maggie" Mellish, daughter of Frank Mellish, MC, of Bergendal, Gansbaai, Cape, South Africa; one son, two daughters.
24.12.1917
-
03.12.2012
London
2nd Lt. 11.02.1940 [117940]
WS/Lt. 11.08.1941
T/Capt. 27.12.1941
WS/Capt. 24.01.1945 (reld 27.02.1946)
T/Maj. 05.05.1945
Hon. Maj. 27.02.1946
Education: Diocesan College, Rondebosch, Cape; St John's College, Cambridge (MA, 1944).
11.02.1940     commissioned into The Devonshire Regiment [emergency commission]
27.11.1943     transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)     Second-in-Command, C Company, 3rd Parachute Battalion (Arnhem)
Schoolmaster, Kenilworth Cape, South Africa. Staff, Diocesan College School, Rondebosch, South Africa,
1950-1977, Vice­Principal, 1969-1977. Finance Officer, Soc. of Genealogists, 1980-1992.
Robson,
Donald Hotham
D.H. Robson (Photo courtsey of Mr Bob Gerritsen)
Son of Henry Isaac Robson (1873-1964), and Hilda Mallinson Rowntree (1874-1968).
18.04.1908
Hoshangabad, India
-
(03?).1981
Chelsea district, London
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
07.09.1940 [148588]
WS/Lt.
07.03.1942
T/Capt.
24.09.1942
Hon. Capt.
1945/46 (retd)



Officer Cadet Training Unit, Sandhurst
07.09.1940


commissioned into The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3) (Deputy Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster), 1st Airlanding Brigade (Arnhem)
Robson,
Foster
F. Robson
Son of ... Robson, and ... Foster.
From Altrincham.
05.05.1920
South Shields district, Durham / Tyne and Wear
-
02.11.1994
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
2nd Lt.
12.04.1941 [182390]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
T/Capt.
29.03.1944
MC
21.10.1943
Sicily 07.43
12.04.1941


commissioned into the Durham Light Infantry [emergency commission]
02.08.1942


transferred to the Glider Pilot Regiment
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 16 Flight (F Squadron, No. 2 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)
Robson,
Peter Thorp
P.T. Robson 
Son of ... Robson, and ... Thorp.
15.09.1920
Reading district, Berkshire
-
12.1984
Brent, Middlesex
2nd Lt.
25.08.1943 [292155]
WS/Lt.
25.02.1944
25.08.1943


commissioned into the Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Section Officer, A Section (wireless) (No. 1 Company), Divisional Signals, 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem [POW?])
09.1944
-
04.1945?
POW in German captivity (at Oflag IX A/H at Spangenberg) ?
Roderick,
Harold Cyril Joseph
H.C.J. Roderick

Son of Charles F. and Mabel Louisa Roderick, of Islington, London.
1920 ?
-
18.09.1944
Arnhem
(KIA) [age 24]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery 5.B.9]
2nd Lt.
04.10.1943 [301778]
WS/Lt.
1944?
04.10.1943


commissioned into The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) [emergency commission]
07.11.1943


transferred to the Parachute Regiment
(09.1944)


Liaison Officer 10th Parachute Battalion with 4th Parachute Brigade (Arnhem [killed in action])
Roebuck,
Ernest
E. Roebuck

Son of Edwin Roebuck, and Mary Roebuck (née Turner), of Ingbirchworth, Yorkshire.
(06?).1920
Penistone district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
19.09. 1944
(KIA) [age 24]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, 22.A.1]
2nd Lt.
10.10.1943 [295263]
WS/Lt.
1944?
10.10.1943


commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
23.01.1944


transferred to The South Staffordshire Regiment
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 20 Platoon (D Company), 2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment (Arnhem [killed in action])
Rogers,
Terence Patrick Walter
"Terry"
T.P.W. Rigers

Son of Edward Rogers, and Geraldine Rogers.
Husband of Eileen D. Rogers, of Kilburn, Middlesex. A.C.A.
1914 ?
-
20.09.1944
(KIA) [age 30]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery 6.B.16]
2nd Lt.
09.03.1940 [124276]
WS/Lt.
09.09.1941
A/Capt.
1944?
09.03.1940


commissioned, The Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Vicotria's) [emergency commission]
20.05.1943


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Second-in-Command, A Company, 156th Parachute Battalion (Arnhem)
Rogerson,
James Fraser
J.F. Rogerson
Son of Arthur Marsden Rogerson and Violet Kennedy Rogerson, of Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire.
1923 ?
-
24/25.09.1944
(KIA) [age 21]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery 6.A.20]
2nd Lt.
31.10.1942 [249830]
WS/Lt.
01.05.1943
31.10.1942


commissioned, The Royal Berkshire Regiment [emergency commission]
12.04.1943


tansferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, Medium Machine Gun Platoon, 11th Parachute Battalion (Arnhem)
Ross,
John Graham
J.G. Ross
?
-
2nd Lt.
28.04.1939  [88111]
WS/Lt.
01.01.1941
T/Capt.
23.02.1941
WS/Capt.
13.08.1942
T/Maj.
13.08.1942
Distinguished Service Order DSO
11.02.1943
North Africa  42-43
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
28.02.1946
Arnhem 09.44
28.04.1939


commissioned into The Black Watch (The Royal Highland Regiment) - Territorial Army
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
01.08.1942


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(1942)
-
(1943)
Officer Commanding, C Company, 2nd Parachute Battalion (North Africa)
(09.1944)


2nd Parachute Battalion (Arnhem)
Rowell,
the Reverend John
J. Rowell

?
-
Capt.
04.04.1940 [123723] = Chaplain to the Forces 4th Cl. (retd 03.1946)
04.04.1940


commissioned into the Royal Army Chaplains' Department [emergency commission] - Church of England
(09.1944)
-
09.1945
Chaplain, 1st Battalion The Border Regiment (Arnhem [evacuated]; UK; Norway)
09.1945
-
03.1946
Chaplain, ... The Border Regiment (British Army of the Rhine)
Associate of the London College of Divinity 1935. Deacon 1935, priest 1936. Curate, St Mary, Rushden (1935-1937); All Saints with St. Katherine's, Northampton (1937-1940 & 1946-1947); Vicar, Long Buckby (1947-1950). Minister, St. Edmundsbury/Ipswich (1950-12.1957). Assistant minister (for life), Samlesbury, Lancashire (1950). Minister, Thurnham/Maidstone, Kent (27.10.1961-1966). Minister, Thurston/Bury St. Edmunds (15.07.1966-?).
Royall,
[Prebendary] Arthur Robert
A.R. Royall
Son of Harry Percy Royall (1890-1971), and Gertrude Ellen Chanay (1890-1974).
Married ((12?).1949, Hendon district, Middlesex) Joan I.F. Barkshire ((06?).1926 - 07.06.2009); two sons, two daughters.

13.10.1919
St Marylebone district, Greater London
-
17.06.2013
Manormead Nursing Home, Hindhead, Surrey (formerly of Swaffham)
2nd Lt. 27.03.1943 [268902]
WS/Lt. 27.09.1943
Lt. (TA) 1946/47?
Territorial Decoration TD 09.01.1947 -
Education: Lambeth (MA); Queen's College, Birmingham (1951).
27.03.1943     commissioned, The Border Regiment [emergency commission] (from Officer Cadet Training Unit)
(09.1944) - 26.09.1944 Officer Commanding, 12 Platoon (B Company), 1st Battalion The Border Regiment (Arnhem [POW])
(1947)     The King's Royal Rifle Corps - Territorial Army
Joined the clergy. Deacon 1953, priest 1954. Curate Ashford St Matthew, London Diocese (1953-56); Vicar of Heap Bridge, Manchester Diocese (1956­59); St Augustine's, Whitton, London Diocese (1959­64); Curate­in-charge of St Michael and All Angels, Bromley by Bow (1964­71); Rector of All Saints', Poplar, with St nicholas's, Blackwall, and St frideswide's, Poplar (1964­71); Rural Dean of Poplar (1965­66); Curate­in­Charge of St Saviour with St Gabriel and St Stephen, Poplar (1968­71); Rector of All Saints with St frideswide, Poplar, and St Michael and All Angels, Bromley by Bow, and St Saviour with St Gabriel and St Stephen, Poplar (1971­73); Rural Dean of Tower hamlets (1968­76); Rector of Bow with St Leonard's Bromley (1973­76); Prebendary of St Paul's Cathedral (1973­86); Curate­in­Charge of Holy Trinity, Tredegar Square, Stepney (1973­76); St Barnabas's, Bethnal Green (1973­75); Archbishops' Clergy Appointments Adviser (1976­85).
Royle,
John Popplewell
J.P. Royle J.P. Royle
Son of Maj. John Bedward Royle, South Wales Borderers, and ... Watt.
Married ((12?).1939, Chelsea district, London) Christian Dorothy Forbes-Gordon (09.5.1910 - 02.1991), divorced wife of Frederick Gustav M. Grey (1899-1957, and elder daughter of Maj. Arthur Dalrymple Forbes-Gordon (1873-1931), and Dorothy Ione Helen Eden (1882-1964). Christian Dorothy Royle remarried (31.08.1950) Lt.Cdr. John Charles Grattan, DSC, RN.

25.02.1915
Hailsham district, Sussex
-
20.09.1944
(KIA) [age 29]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery 3.B.9]
2nd Lt. 29.08.1935 (dismissed the service by sentence of general court-martial 14.09.1938)
RSM ?
2nd Lt. 20.03.1941 [66172]
WS/Lt. 20.03.1941
T/Capt. 12.10.1941-02.02.1943
WS/Capt. 03.02.1943
T/Maj. 03.02.1943-01.03.1943
WS/Maj. 02.03.1943 *

* Army List shows him as (WS/Maj.) T/Lt.Col. with seniority of 02.03.1943

Education: Junior King's and at the King's School, Canterbury (1922-1932); Royal Military College, Sandhurst (1934-1935).
29.08.1935 - 14.09.1938 commissioned, The Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)
      served in the ranks as a WO I in the Scots Guards
20.03.1941     commissioned into The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) [emergency commission]
21.03.1941     transferred, Reconnaissance Corps - Royal Armoured Corps
17.08.1942     transferred, Glider Pilot Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)     Second-in-Command, No. 1 Wing, The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem [killed in action])
Russell,
David Edward Charles
D.E.C. Russell D.E.C. Russell

Married to Diana Mary Kennedy Graham-Brown; one son, one daughter.
08.04.1923
-
12.03.2013

2nd Lt.
06.03.1943 [265711]
WS/Lt.
06.09.1943
Lt.
22.02.1947, seniority 08.10.1945
A/Capt.
06.05.1946-05.08.1946
T/Capt.
06.08.1946-17.08.1948
A/Maj.
29.07.1946-12.09.1946
Capt.
08.04.1950
T/Maj.
15.04.1953-07.04.1956, 05.07.1956-07.04.1957
Maj.
08.04.1957
Lt.Col.
08.04.1965 (retd 21.04.1970)
Education: jssc, psc



served in the ranks for 233 days
06.03.1943


commissioned into the King's Royal Rifle Corps [emergency commission to 21.02.1947]
29.12.1943


transferred, Parachute Regiment
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 7 Platoon (C Company), 2nd Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [prisoner of war])
06.05.1946
-
29.07.1946
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), HQ Parachute Brigade
30.07.1946
-
12.09.1946
Brigade Major, ...
13.09.1946
-
11.02.1947
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), ...
22.07.1947


transferred, The Royal Sussex Regiment [permanent commission]
21.01.1948
-
31.07.1948
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), HQ Airborne Division
12.01.1951
-
09.11.1951
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), HQ Infantry Brigade District
15.04.1953
-
07.01.1956
Brigade Major, HQ Parachute Brigade
01.08.1958
-
12.08.1960
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
14.02.1963
-
28.03.1965
DAMS, Ministry of Defence
31.12.1966


transferred, The Queen's Regiment
Russell,
John Alexander
"Ian"
J.A. Russell
?
-

[possibly:
09.11.1922
-
08.1998
Grantham, Leicestershire]
2nd Lt.
31.05.1940 [189329]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
Capt.
04.12.1947 (retd 19.06.1953)
Mention in Despatches MID
20.09.1945
Arnhem 09.44
31.05.1940


commissioned into The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) [emergency commission]
17.09.1943


transferred to the Parachute Regiment
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 8 Platoon (C Company), 2nd Parachute Battalion (Arnhem)
Rutherford,
John
J. Rutherford (Photo from pegasusarchive.org) J. Rutherford

From Joppa, Midlothian.

01.06.1915
Dumfries, Scotland
-
1998
Lt.
08.02.1940 [122030]
WS/Capt.
07.02.1941
MC
23.12.1943
Sicily 07.43
Education: MB
08.02.1940


commissioned into the Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
(07.1943)
-
(09.1944)
Regimental Medical Officer, 3rd Parachute Battalion (Sicily, Arnhem)
Ryall,
Geoffrey
G. Ryall (Photo courtesy of Mr Eugène Wijnhoud)
?
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 24.04.1943 [273321]
WS/Lt. 24.10.1943
24.04.1943     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
(09.1944)     Troop Officer, Z Troop, 1st Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery, RA [attached Divisional Troops] (Arnhem [evacuated])

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