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Sankey,
Crofton Edmund Peter
C.E.P. Sankey
Son of Lt.Col. Crofton Edward Pym Sankey, DSO (1877-1956), and Elizabeth Muriel Grindrod.

(06?).1923
Fulham district, Greater London / London / Middlesex
-
23.09.1944
(KIA) [age 21]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, 23.A.18]
2nd Lt. 15.11.1942 [251037]
WS/Lt. 15.05.1943
15.11.1942     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
(09.1944)     Intelligence Officer, HQ Royal Engineers, 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem [killed in action])
Saunders,
Peter Argent
P.A. Saunders
Son of ... Saunders, and ... Marley ?

(09?).1920
Bristol district, Gloucestershire ?
-
21.09.1944
(KIA)
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, 27.A.6]
2nd Lt. 15.11.1941 [217639]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
Mention in Despatches MID 24.08.1944 Italy 09.43
15.11.1941     commissioned, The Rifle Brigade (Prince of Consort's Own) [emergency commission]
03.01.1943     transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1943) - (09.1944) Officer Commanding, 10 Platoon (D Company), 10th Parachute Battalion (Italy; Arnhem [killed in action])
Schwartz,
Ralph Harding
R.H. Schwartz
Married ((06?).1948, Surrey Mid Eastern district, Surrey) Betty W. Kerr.

10.02.1916
Belfast, Ireland
-
07.1990
Surrey NW district, Surrey
2nd Lt. 07.12.1940 [160552]
WS/Lt. 07.06.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt. 07.09.1942-(04.1944)
07.12.1940     commissioned, The South Staffordshire Regiment [emergency commission]
(09.1944)     Assistant Adjutant, 2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment (Arnhem [wounded, captured])
09.1944 - 04?.1945 POW (No. 2181) in German captivity (Oflag IX-A/Z, Rotenburg an der Fulda, Hessen)
Scott,
George Barton Douglas
"Scotty" / "Barrie"
G.B.D. Scott

12.06.1918
Troqueer district, Kirkcudbright, Scotland
-
02.01.1992
Andover, Hampshire
Lt. 07.11.1942 [252536]
WS/Capt. 07.11.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
Education: St Paul's School; St Mary's Hospital School; MD Lond 1952, MB MS 1947; MRCS Eng, LRCP Lond 18.07.1942; FRCPath.
07.11.1942     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
(09.1944)     Anaesthesist, 181st Airlanding Field Ambulance (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04?.1945 POW (No. 52984) in German captivity (Stalag IX-C, Mühlhausen, Hessen)
Pathologist. Trained in pathology in Worcester, Aberdeen, and London. Appointed reader, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, in 1956. Was research fellow at Harvard University 1958 and, later, visiting professor at Medical College of Virginia, Richmond. Professor of morbid anatomy (later histopathology) at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine from 1969 to his retirement in 1983.
Scott,
Peter Tom
P.T. Scott
?
-
2nd Lt.
21.09.1940 [149360]
WS/Lt.
21.03.1942
21.09.1940


commissioned, The East Surrey Regiment [emergency commission]
17.11.1942


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


Section Commander, D Squadron ( No. 1 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)
Scott-Malden,
Charles Peter
C.P. Scott-Malden (Photo courtesy of Mr Bob Gerritsen) C.P. Scott-Malden

Eldest son (with two brothers) of Gilbert Scott Scott­Malden (1889-1946), and Phyllis Dorothy Wilkinson (1892-1982).
Married (29.11.1941, Paddington district, London) Jean Honor Chamberlain Silver (12.02.1917 - 15.02.2014), younger daughter of late Lt.Col. John Payzant Silver, CBE, DSO, RAMC (1868-1957), and Louise Mabel Drake-Brockman (1874-1969); two sons, two daughters.
29.06.1918
Steyning district, Sussex
-
11.2001
East Surrey
2nd Lt. 12.12.1942  [255603] (special appointment)
WS/Lt. 12.06.1943
WS/Capt. 23.06.1945 (reld 1946)
A?/Maj. 1945
Companion of the Order of the Bath (Civil Division) CB 11.06.1966 HM's birthday 66
Education: Winchester College (1931.2-1936.2; Scholar; Bib. Prae., Gk. Verse); King's College, Cambridge (1935; major Scholar; 1 Cl. Pts. 1 and 2, B.A. 1939; John Stewart of Rannoch and Waddington Scholars, Browne Medal).
Entered Ministry of Transport (Junior Grade of the Administrative Class), 21.09.1939.
1940 - 1941 RAMC
      Royal Norfolk Regiment
18.12.1942 - 1945 transferred, Glider Pilot Regiment - Army Air Corps
1943 - 1944 General Staff Officer 3rd grade (GSO3) (Intelligence), 1st Airborne Division (North Africa, Italy & Arnhem [wounded])
1945     General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), 44th Airborne Division (India)
Ministry of Transport (later DoE) 1946-1976 (Assistant Secretary 1949, Under-Secretary, 1959, Deputy Secretary, 1968-1976). Member: Transport Tribunal, 1978-1988; Management Committee, Hanover Housing Association, 1978-1993; National Executive Committee, Abbeyfield Society, 1983-1990.
Scrivener,
Edmund Filford
E.F. Scrivener (Photo courtsey of Mr Bob Scrivener)
Photo courtsey of Mr Bob Scrivener
Son of WalterThomas Scrivener and Alice May Macdonald (with one sister & two brothers). 
Married (1936) Elisabeth Ball; two daughters, one son.

Biography / memoirs at Arnhemarchive.org
10.09.1916
Fulham, London
-
01.2003
Reading, Berkshire (in hospital after a stroke)
Bombardier
1941?
Sgt.
1942?
Cadet
1943
2nd Lt.
21.08.1943 [292013]
WS/Lt.
21.02.1944 (reld 1946)
Cub reporter with the Evening News but parted company with them at the age of 17, and became a grocer.
10.1939


volunteered for Army service; served in the ranks in the Royal Artillery, starting at a Heavy Training Regiment (Blackdown)
1940
-
1943
9th Super Heavy Regiment RA (UK Southeast coast [Hull, Dover, Felixstowe etc.])
1943


Officer Cadet Training Unit, Woolwich
21.08.1943


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
08.1943
-
01.1944?
... Anti-Tank Regiment RA (Leigh-on-Sea, near Southend)
23.01.1944


transferred, The Border Regiment
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 10 Platoon (A Company), 1st Battalion The Border Regiment (Arnhem [wounded; 26.09.1944 POW)
09.1944
-
05.1945
POW at Oflag 79, Brunswick
Became a teacher, until retirement in 1981, and was also an Acting Member of the Questers Theatre, Ealing.
Seccombe,
Ernest Walter
E.W. Seccombe
E.W. Seccombe
31.05.1913
-
(09?).1974
Kensington district, London
2nd Lt.
20.04.1940 [129423]
WS/Lt.
20.10.1941
T/Capt.
29.08.1943
20.04.1940


commissioned, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) [emergency commission]
01.08.1942


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Adjutant, 3rd Parachute Battalion (Arnhem)
Senior tutor, Hospital Administrative Staff College, London.
Sharp,
Roland
R. Sharp
?
-
2nd Lt.
19.11.1943 [300729]
WS/Lt.
19.05.1944
19.11.1943


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
01.04.1944


transferred, The South Staffordshire Regiment
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 12 Platoon (B Company), 2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment (Arnhem [escaped])
Sharples,
Arthur Derek Lind
A.D.L. Sharples

Son of Arthur and Natalie Douglas Sharples (née Lind), of Ealing, Middlesex.

(06?).1921
Chorlton district, Lancashire
-
21.09.1944
Arnhem
(DOW) [age 23]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, 5.D.20]
2nd Lt.
26.04.1941 [184453]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
T/Capt.
25.09.1943
26.04.1941


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


Officer Commanding, 2 Platoon, Anti-Tank Group (Support Company), 7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Arnhem [died of wounds, probably already at 20.09.1944])
Shaw,
Edward Ernest
"Ted"
E.E. Shaw (Photo courtesy of Mr Bob Gerritsen)
E.E. Shaw (Photo courtesy www.paradata.org.uk)
Son of Joseph Edward Shaw (1879-), and Lucy Atkins (1895-1966).
Married ((03?).1941, Lewisham district, Kent) Dorothy May Smith (18.11.1922 - 03.11.1981); two daughters, one son.

05.04.1918
Greenwich district, London
-
21.07.2005

Exeter, Devon
2nd Lt. 09.01.1943 [258511]
WS/Lt. 09.07.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
MC 20.09.1945 Arnhem 09.44 [recommendation available upon request]
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 15.10.1996 -
09.01.1943     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
(09.1944) - 25.09.1944 Officer Commanding, C Troop, 1st Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery, RA [attached 3rd Parachute Battalion] (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04?.1945 POW (No. 596) in German captivity (Oflag 79, Braunschweig, Niedersachsen)
Sherriff,
Charles Gordon
C.G. Sheriff

06.12.1916
-
2003
Edinburgh, Scotland
2nd Lt. 06.12.1937 [65928]
WS/Lt. 22.08.1940
Lt. 06.12.1940
A/Capt. 22.05.1940-21.08.1940
T/Capt. 22.08.1940-26.11.1941
WS/Capt 27.11.1941
Capt. 06.12.1945 (half pay 02.10.1947)
A/Maj. 27.08.1941-26.11.1941
T/Maj. 27.11.1941-09.06.1942, 19.05.1943-17.06.1945
Hon. Maj. 06.12.1947 (retd)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
20.09.1945
Arnhem 09.44
06.12.1937     commissioned, The King's Own Scottish Borderers (from the Supplementary Reserve of Officers)
(09.1944)     Officer Commanding, D Company, 7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Arnhem; wounded, POW, escaped)
Shuttleworth,
Donald Harrop
D.H. Shuttleworth
Son of ... Shuttleworth, and ... Wright.

(09?).1911
Dudley district, Staffordshire / Worcestershire
-
23.09.1944
(KIA)
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, 3.A.4]
2nd Lt.
22.02.1941 [174177]
WS/Lt.
22.08.1942
A/Capt.
02.12.1943
Mention in Despatches MID
22.03.1945
Normandy 06.44
22.02.1941


commissioned, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) [emergency commission]
?


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


Adjutant, No. 2 Wing, The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem [killed in action])
Siggins,
Donald Cecil Clifford
D.C.C. Siggins
Son (with two? brothers and one? sister) of George McKim Siggins (1869-), and Ella Elizabeth Foy.
12.11.1917
Belfast, Dungannon district, Ireland
-
2nd Lt. 10.08.1940 [143826]
WS/Lt. 10.02.1942
Capt. ?
Maj. 01.08.1956
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD ? -
10.08.1940     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
(09.1944)     Assistant Command Post Officer, 1st Airlanding Light Battery RA (Arnhem [POW])
      served Territorial Army
Silvester,
Vernon John Ballis *
V.J.B. Silvester (Photo courtesy of Mr H.J. Broer) V.J.B. Silvester (Photo courtesy of Mrs Ray Madeline Van Dinther (née Silvester))
Caricature of V.J.B. Silvester as a boxer (Photo courtesy of Mrs Ray Madeline Van Dinther (née Silvester)) V.J.B. Silvester as a boxer (Photo courtesy of Mrs Ray Madeline Van Dinther (née Silvester))
V.J.B. Silvester as a child (Photo courtesy of Mrs Ray Madeline Van Dinther (née Silvester))  
Married Joan Marjorie Robertson, residing at Cambridge; one son, one daughter.

* called "Jack" in Australia
03.04.1915
Newtown, Powys, Wales
-
05.09.1985
Ocean Shores, Northern New South Wales, Australia
2nd Lt.
23.08.1941 [204917]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942 (reld 04.01.1946)
A/Capt.
22.07.1943-(04.1944)
T/Capt.
?
Hon. Capt.
04.01.1946
Mention in Despatches MID
15.12.1942
Middle East 11.41-04.42
1933


served in the ranks, Royal Horse Guards (London)
23.08.1941


commissioned, The Welch Regiment [emergency commission]



1st Battalion The Welch Regiment (North Africa)
[escaped from German mobile forces with a bullet in his knee, on 28, January 1942 and walked some 300 to 400 miles through the desert, hiding from the Germans, being helped by bedouins (Arab nomads) until 12th February 1942 where he merged with Poles from a South African battalion; he was admitted to hospital and then rejoined his unit, after which he became a heavy-weight boxing champion of his regiment]
30.03.1943


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)
-
09.1944
Officer Commanding, HQ Company, 156th Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944
-
05.1945
POW in German captivity (Oflag 79)
Assistant Sales Manager for Beecham at Perth Australia, 1946, later Sales Director of Beecham Australia.
Simmons,
Clifford Alan
C.A. Simmons
Son of ... Simmons, and ... Woolner.
Married Jean ...; three daughters.
(06?).1914
Edmonton district, Essex / Hertfordshire / Middlesex
-
15.03.2010
Lt. 31.10.1942 [250323]
WS/Capt. 31.10.1943
Education: BM, BCh Oxf 1942; MA Oxf 1944 (BA Oxf 1939); FRCS Eng 1950, FRCOG 1964.
31.10.1942


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


Section Officer, 181st Airlanding Field Ambulance (Arnhem)
Simonds,
John Mellor
J.M. Simonds
Son of ... Simonds, and ... Mellor.
Husband of Ada Barbara Simonds, of St. Helens, Lancs.

(09?).1915
Bucklow district, Lancashire
-
25.09.1944
(KIA) [age 29]
[Groesbeek Memorial, panel 5]
Lt.
04.07.1940 [138581]
WS/Lt.
04.01.1942
T/Capt.
13.08.1942
04.07.1940


commissioned, The North Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's) [emergency commission]
(07.1943)


Officer Commanding, Simforce (composite force of 2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment) (Sicily)
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, HQ Company, 2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment (Arnhem [killed in action])
Simpson,
David Anderson
D.A. Simpson
?
-
2nd Lt.
14.06.1941 [193137]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
T/Capt.
24.07.1944
14.06.1941


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
09.10.1942
-
02.04.1946
transferred, Glider Pilot Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 19 Flight (B Squadron, No. 1 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)
Simpson,
Denis Jackson

D.J. Simpson
Son of ... Simpson, and ... Taylor.
07.11.1921
West Derby district, Lancashire
-
03.1989
Maidstone, Kent
2nd Lt.
01.11.1942 [249558]
WS/Lt.
01.05.1943
Lt.
25.01.1947, seniority 07.05.1944
A/Capt.
06.12.1944-05.03.1945
T/Capt.
06.03.1945-06.11.1948
Capt.
07.11.1948
T/Maj.
23.02.1953-23.11.1955
Maj.
17.05.1956, seniority 07.11.1955
(retd 19.10.1959)
MC
09.11.1944
Arnhem 09.44
Mention in Despatches MID
20.09.1945
services in the field
King Haakon VII Liberty Medal (Norway) Hkn
19.03.1948
Norway 45
Education: B.Eng.



served in the ranks for 214 days
01.11.1942


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission to 24.01.1947]
(09.1944)


Troop Officer, B Troop, 1st Parachute Squadron RE (Arnhem [POW, escaped])
(1945)


9th (Airborne) Squadron RE (Norway)
25.01.1947


permanent commission
Skilton,
Douglas Henry
"Doug"
D.H. Skilton
Son of ... Skilton, and ... Pickett.
(09?).1922
Reading district, Berkshire
-
2nd Lt.
10.05.1941 [186152]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
T/Capt.
26.12.1944
Mention in Despatches MID
10.05.1945
NW Europe
10.05.1941


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


Acting Intelligence Officer / Loading Officer, 1st Battalion The Border Regiment (Arnhem [evacuated])
Skinner,
William Henderson
W.H. Skinner

Son of Alexander and Margaret Ogilvie Erskine Skinner.

1920
-
20.09.1944
(KIA) [age 24]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery 15.A.6]
2nd Lt.
17.01.1943 [258862]
WS/Lt.
17.07.1943
17.01.1943


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


261st Field Park Company RE (Arnhem [killed in action])
Smellie,
John Frederick
J.F. Smellie
J.F. Smellie
Son of N.S.H. Smellie, and of Ileen M. Smellie, of Holywood, Co. Down, Northern Ireland.

1914 ?
-
23.09.1944
(KIA) [age 30]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery 6.A.4]
2nd Lt.
30.11.1940 [158421]
WS/Lt.
30.05.1941
T/Capt.
12.02.1943
Education: Queen's University, Belfast (1932-..., law)
30.11.1940


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
17.09.1942


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


Officer Commanding, 4 Flight (B Squadron, No. 1 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem [killed in action])
Smillie,
Norman Alastair Carruthers
N.A.C. Smillie
1918 ?
-
23.03.1978
Central Saanich, British Columbia, Canada
2nd Lt.
09.03.1940 [124239]
WS/Lt.
03.09.1941
T/Capt.
1944?
WS/Capt.
02.10.1945
T/Maj.
02.10.1945
09.03.1940


commissioned, The Dorsetshire Regiment [emergency commission]
01.06.1942


transferred, Royal Regiment of Artillery
23.08.1942


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


Officer Commanding, 17 Flight (A Squadron, No. 1 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)
Smith,
Dennis Dale
D.D. Smith
?
-

[perhaps:
10.01.1911
-
11.1986
Honiton, Devon]
Lt.
27.07.1940 [140516]
27.07.1940


commissioned, The Cheshire Yeomanry (Earl of Chester's) (TA) (from 110th Officer Cadet Training Unit (Cavalry))
19.12.1942


transferred, Royal Armoured Corps
30.01.1943


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1943)


Intelligence Officer, 10th Parachute Battalion (Italy)
(09.1944)


Second-in-Command, Support Company, 10th Parachute Battalion (Arnhem)
Smith,
Eric John Ashford
E.J.A. Smith (Photo courtesy of Mr Jan Ten Have)
Son of Jack Smith, and Marie Newman.
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
12.08.1922
Greenwich district, Greater London / London / Kent
-
11.2015 still alive
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943 [292210]
WS/Lt. 22.02.1944 (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
22.08.1943     commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
10.12.1943     transferred, Glider Pilot Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)     Section Commander, D Squadron (No. 1 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)
Smith,
James Gordon Anstruther
J.G.A. Smith
Son of ... Smith, and ... Hutton.
(06?).1920
Huddersfield district, West Yorkshire
-

[2002 still alive, USA]
2nd Lt.
10.02.1942 [232221]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
A/Capt.
1944?
10.02.1942


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


Officer Commanding, 1 Troop, 4th Parachute Squadron RE (Arnhem; evacuated)
Smith,
John Raymond
J.R. Smith
?
-
2nd Lt.
20.09.1941 [204942]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
T/Capt.
10.08.1943
20.09.1941


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


Officer Commanding, A Section (wireless) (No. 1 Company), Divisional Signals, 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem)
Smith,
Peter
P. Smith
14.09.1916
-
07.03.1995
Alton, Hampshire
(died of carcinoma prostate)
Lt.
19.06.1941 [191713]
WS/Capt.
19.06.1942
T/Maj.
22.06.1944-(04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
20.12.1945
in recognition of gallant and distinguished services while prisoner of war
Education: qualified St Thomas' (MB, 1939); FRCS (1941)
19.06.1941


commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
(09.1944)
-
09.1944
Specialist Surgeon, 133rd Parachute Field Ambulance (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944
-
05.1945
POW in German captivity
Consultant Surgeon, Eastbourne, 1951-1976.
Smith,
Sydney Robertson
S.R. Smith
Son of Sydney Charles Hudson Smith and Margaret Smith Laing Smith, of Sheffield.

1923 ?
-
20.09.1944
(KIA) [age 21]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, 30.C.4]
2nd Lt.
19.03.1942 [229896]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
19.03.1942


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
09.10.1942


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


Section Commander, D Squadron ( No. 1 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem; killed in action)
Smith,
Thomas Joseph Arthur
T.J.A. Smith (Photo courtesy of Mr Graham Snith)

Son of ... Smith, and ... Brooker.
Married ((06?).1944, Wandsworth district, London) Florence J. Russell; ... children (one son?).
16.01.1920
Wandsworth district, London
-
04.2000
Bournemouth, East Dorset district, Dorset
2nd Lt. 03.10.1940 [245990]
WS/Lt. 03.04.1943
03.10.1940     commissioned, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) [emergency commission]
11.12.1943     transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)     Officer Commanding, 2 Provost Section with 4th Parachute Brigade (Arnhem) *
His son writes: "As far as I know he trained for the Arnhem drop but for some reason he was not sent on the mission."
* According to C. van Roekel's "Who was who during the Battle of Arnhem". I believe this post was filled by Lt. F.J. de R. Lock, however.
Smyth,
Kenneth Bowes Inman
"Kidney"
K.B.I. Smyth
Son of Charles Inman Smyth and Jessie Smyth.
Husband of Elspeth Elizabeth Geddes Smyth, of Farnham, Surrey.

31.01.1907
Wolverhampton
-
26.10.1944
(DOW) [age 38]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, 18.B.8]
2nd Lt.
30.08.1926 [36876]
Lt.
30.08.1929
Capt.
05.08.1937
T/Maj.
04.12.1940
Maj.
30.08.1943
T/ Lt.Col.
19.05.1942
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
14.10.1943
Middle East
Mention in Despatches MID
24.08.1944
Italy 09-11.43
Mention in Despatches MID
20.09.1945
Arnhem 09.44
30.08.1926


commissioned, The South Wales Borderers
31.01.1937
-
30.08.1939
Stn. Staff Officer 1st Class
23.08.1940
-
09.10.1940
specially employed
10.10.1940
-
(04.1941)
General Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2), HQ Aldershot Area
(1942)


staff appointment, Middle East HQ
06.12.1942
05.03.1943
16.10.1943
-
-
-
04.01.1943
08.04.1943
07.11.1943
acting Commander, 4th Parachute Brigade
(09.1943)
-
(09.1944)
Commanding Officer, 10th Parachute Battalion (Italy; Arnhem [died of wounds])
       
Somerville *,
Philip Charles Aimers
P.C.A. Sommerville (Photo courtesy of Mr Bob Gerritsen) P.C.A. Sommerville

Married 1st ((06?).1942, Newbury district, Berkshire) Sybil P. Hastings.
Married 2nd ((03?).1975, Gainsborough district, Lincolnshire) Patricia Somerville.

* Also spelled as:
Sommerville
16.03.1918
-
12.2001
Norwich, Norfolk
2nd Lt. 16.03.1940 [126168]
WS/Lt. 16.09.1941
T/Capt. 31.08.1942
Bronze Star (USA) BSM 14.11.1947 Arnhem
16.03.1940     commissioned, The Border Regiment [emergency commission]
14.01.1941     transferred, Reconnaissance Corps - Royal Armoured Corps
(09.1944)     Clerk of Works, HQ 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem [evacuated])
Speke,
Wilfred Henry
W.H. Speke

Son of Henry Speke, and Lilian Speke (née Priestley).
Husband of H.M. Speke, of Lee, London.

(03?).1914
Leicester district, Leicestershire
-
21.09.1944

(KIA) [age 30]
[Groesbeek Memorial, panel 8]
Cadet
? [7914301]
2nd Lt.
28.04.1944 [315709]
28.04.1944


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


Officer Commanding, 4 Platoon (B Company), 11th Parachute Battalion (Arnhem; killed in action)
Speller,
Cecil Edmund Kirby
"John"
C.E.K. Speller
21.01.1924
-
08.05.2008
Exeter
2nd Lt.
27.02.1943 [264944]
WS/Lt.
27.08.1943
Lt.
29.11.1947, seniority 21.07.1946
A/Capt.
18.07.1946-17.10.1946
T/Capt.
18.10.1946-03.03.1948, 09.12.1948-05.02.1950, 28.02.1950-20.01.1951
Capt.
21.01.1951
Maj.
21.01.1958
local Lt.Col.
28.06.1965
Hon. Lt.Col.
24.04.1969 (retd)

MBIM. OStJ.




served in the ranks for 1 year 93 days
27.02.1943


commissioned, The Dorsetshire Regiment [emergency commission to 28.11.1947]
05.03.1943


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(1944)
-
(09.1944)
Officer Commanding, 2 Platoon, 21st Independent Parachute Company (UK, Arnhem)
1944/45?


transferred, The Dorsetshire Regiment
11.02.1946


transferred, Royal Army Educational Corps
29.11.1947


commissioned, The Dorsetshire Regiment [from 17.05.1958 The Devonshire & Dorset Regiment] [permanent commission]
21.05.1958
-
17.07.1959
specially employed, Malaya Military Forces
(03.1964)
-
04.1964
Officer Commanding, D Company, All Arms Junior Leaders' Regiment
04.1964
-

GSO2 (Ops) PSY, Borneo
Spence,
Robert Eric
R.E. Spence
?
-
2nd Lt.
18.05.1940 [132734]
WS/Lt.
18.11.1941
18.05.1940


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
21.08.1942


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


Section Commander, F Squadron ( No. 2 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)
Spivey,
Robert Edward
R.E. Spivey (Photo courtesy of Mr Bob Gerritsen) R.E. Spivey
Son of ... Spivey, and ... Pearce.
25.03.1921
Fulham district, London
-
08.02.1994
Australia
2nd Lt. 29.03.1941 [180067]
WS/Lt. 29.09.1942
T/Capt. 17.10.1943
T/Maj. 1946?
Mention in Despatches MID 10.05.1945 NW Europe (Arnhem)
29.03.1941     commissioned, The Royal Fusiliers [emergency commission]
?     transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
1942 - 07.1944 21st Independent Parachute Company (North Africa; Italy)
07.1944 - 10.1945 Second-in-Command, 21st Independent Parachute Company (Italy; Arnhem [evacuated], Norway)
10.1945 - 1946 Commanding Officer, 21st Independent Parachute Company (Palestine)
Assistant, Antarctic expedition, Marguerite Bay, 1948-1949 (Polar Medal).
St Aubyn,
[the Hon.] Oliver Piers
O.P. St Aubyn O.P. St Aubyn (Photo courtesy of Mr H.J. Broer)

O.P. St Aubyn  
One of three sons and two daughters of Francis Cecil St. Aubyn, 3rd Baron St. Levan (1895-1978) and Hon. Clementine Gwendolen Catharine Nicolson, only daughter of 1st Baron Carnock.
Married (1948) Mary (died 1987), eldest daughter of late Bailey Southwell; two sons, one daughter.

12.07.1920
St Michael's Mount, Cornwall
-
24.05.2006
Cornwall
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
25.05.1940 [132149]
WS/Lt.
25.11.1941
T/Capt.
30.04.1945-(04.1946)
MC
09.11.1944
Arnhem 09.44
Mention in Despatches MID
24.08.1944
Italy 09-11.43
Education: Wellington, and St James's School, Maryland, USA
?
-
24.05.1940

either 162nd, 164th, 165th, 166th, or Sandhurst Officer Cadet Training Units

25.05.1940


commissioned, The King's Royal Rifle Corps [emergency commission] (El Alamein 1942)
30.03.1943


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps (Turkish-Syrian border, Italy, Arnhem, Palestine)
(09.1944)


Intelligence Officer, 156th Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [evacuated])
Stockbroker, Ringmer, Sussex. High Sheriff, East Sussex, 1982-1983.
Staddon,
Roy Glinn
R.G. Staddon (Photo courtesy of Mrs Rosemary Binnall)
Son of Leonard Rupert Staddon (1883-1955), and Eva M. Newton.
Married ((12?).1946, Gosport district, Hampshire) Joyce M.P. Sims; one son, two daughters.
(09?).1921
Thanet district, Kent
-
21.12.2014
New South Wales, Australia
2nd Lt. 16.01.1943 [258888]
WS/Lt. 16.07.1943
16.01.1943     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
(09.1944)     Troop Leader, A Troop, 1st Airlanding Light Battery RA (Arnhem; captured)
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 2203) in German captivity (Oflag IX-A/Z, Rotenburg an der Fulda, Hessen)
Emigrated to Australia, 1947.
Stainforth,
Peter Terrick
P.T. Stainforth (© Stainforth Historical Archive 2004. All rights reserved.)
P.T. Stainforth (© Stainforth Historical Archive 2004. All rights reserved.)
Only son of Capt. Archibald George Clabon Stainforth, MC (1869-1965), and Flora Hope Glover, of Nigeria.
Married 1st (1948) June Spink (died 1966), daughter of Capt Harold Spink of Groombridge, Chairman of Spink and Son; two sons (twins).
Married 2nd (1970) Dorothy Snoxell.

07.1921
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
-
2nd Lt.
15.02.1942 [226295]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
Education: Tonbridge School; Queens’ College, Cambridge University (MA)
15.02.1942


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
1942
?
-
-
1945
09.1944
1st Parachute Squadron RE (Tunisia, Sicily)
Troop Officer, B Troop (Arnhem [POW])
09.1944
-
(05?.)1945
POW in Oflag IX A/Z Rotenburg
Chemical R & D engineer, Plastics Division of ICI, Knebworth, Hertfordshire (1948-1978).
Published: Wings of the wind (1952)
Stanford,
Colin Macdonald
C.M. Stanford
C.M. Stanford
C.M. Stanford  
Son of ... Stanford, and ... Macdonald.
(09?).1923
Colchester district, Essex
-
2nd Lt.
26.09.1942 [245329]
WS/Lt.
26.03.1943
26.09.1942


commissioned, The King's Royal Rifle Corps [emergency commission]
16.03.1943


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 5 Platoon (B Company), 2nd Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [POW])
09.1944
-
04.1945?
POW in German captivity (at Oflag IX A/H at Spangenberg)
Stark,
Ronald Leslie
"Ronnie"
R.L. Stark R.L. Stark
R.L. Stark R.L. Stark
Son of ... Stark, and .. Bean.
(09?).1913
Edmonton district, Essex / Hertfordshire / Middlesex
-
14.05.1990
Kinrossie, Scotland
Lt.
08.01.1941 [167154]
T/Capt.
10.09.1942
WS/Capt.
05.05.1943
T/Maj.
?
Hon. Maj.
1945/46 (retd)
MC
15.06.1943
North Africa 42-43
Mention in Despatches MID
23.09.1943
North Africa 42-43
Order of the Bronze Lion (Netherlands) BL
09.02.1946
Arnhem 09.44 *
* date of Dutch Royal Decree



served in the ranks (Warrant Officer II)
08.01.1941


commissioned, The Essex Regiment [emergency commission]
01.08.1942


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


Officer Commanding, S Company, 1st Parachute Battalion (Arnhem; POW)
Steedman,
Derrick
Noel Crombie
D.N.C. Steedman (Photo courtesy of Mr Jan ten Have)
Son of Eric Crombie Steedman, and Violet Noel Layman.
Married 1st (1946?) Lyndsay Natalie Stephens (1916 - 1993).
Married 2nd (11.1988, Worthing, West Sussex) Anne Simon.
28.02.1923
Kensington district, Greater London / London / Middlesex
-
28.01.2007
Cleveland
2nd Lt. 29.01.1944 [307632]
WS/Lt. 29.07.1944
T/Capt. 06.02.1946
Education: Blundells School (played cricket).
29.01.1944     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
27.03.1944     transferred, Glider Pilot Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)     Section Commander, D Squadron (No. 1 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)
Steel,
James
J. Steel
?
-
2nd Lt.
03.01.1943 [256839]
WS/Lt.
03.07.1943
03.01.1943


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


Platoon Officer, 3 Platoon, 9th (Airborne) Field Company RE (Arnhem)
Steele-Baume,
Eric Henry
E.H. Steele-Baume (Photo courtesy of Mr Bob Gerritsen)

Youngest son of T.E. Baume, and Mrs Baume, of Brighton, Sussex.
Married (07.01.1947, St Mary's, Staveley-in-Cartmel, Ulveston district, Lancashire) Eileen Margaret "Bobbie" Costeloe, youngest daughter of Rev. F.C. Costeloe, of Staveley Vicarage, Newby Bridge; three daughters.

I MAJOR ERIC HENRY BAUME, of 17 Morningside, Place, Edinburgh, at present serving with H.M. Forces, a British subject, hereby give notice that, after the expiration
of twenty-one days from the publication of this Notice, I intend to assume the name ERIC HENRY STEELE-BAUME for all purposes and in lieu of my present name. Dated this 10th day of August 1942.
01.01.1910
Brighton, Sussex
-
28.12.1968
Overstone Park, Brixworth district, Northamptonshire
(accident)
2nd Lt.
01.09.1932 [53719]
Lt.
01.09.1935
Capt.
01.01.1939
A/Maj.
08.04.1941-07.07.1941
T/Maj.
08.07.1941-10.10.1942, 27.10.1942-30.11.1942, 31.12.1942-24.01.1943, 12.02.1943-27.10.1943
WS/Maj.
28.10.1943
Maj.
01.07.1946
A/Lt.Col.
28.07.1943-27.10.1943
T/Lt.Col.
28.10.1943-01.03.1944, 20.08.1944-10.02.1947, 11.10.1948-09.02.1951
Lt.Col.
10.02.1951
supernumerary
10.02.1954
A/Col.
06.08.1946-01.01.1947
T/Col.
04.01.1953
Hon. Col.
02.07.1958  (retd)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE 12.06.1958 HM's birthday 58 [recommendation available upon request]
Mention in Despatches MID 23.03.1944 Sicily 07.43
Education: nadc,  jssc, psc
01.09.1932


commissioned, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
08.04.1937
-
14.01.1939
Instructor (Class C), Army Signal School, India
15.01.1939
-
07.01.1940
Adjutant & Quartermaster, ...
30.06.1941
-
12.03.1942
GSO2 BTN 1
13.03.1942
-
10.10.1942
GSO2 (Operations), BAS Washington
21.02.1943
-
22.07.1943
GSO2 (Plans) AFHQ
28.07.1943
-
15.11.1943
GSO1 GHQ India
16.11.1943
-
01.03.1944
GSO1 (Plans), ... Army Group
20.08.1944
-
13.06.1945
General Staff Officer 1st grade (GSO1) (Air), 1st Airborne Division  (Arnhem, Norway)
02.08.1945
-
30.11.1945
GSO1 (SD), GHQ West Africa
06.01.1946
-
07.05.1946
AAG, a liaison mission
25.06.1946
-
01.01.1947
GSO1, Air Inspectorate
11.10.1948
-
08.01.1950
GSO1 HQ HC District
28.08.1950
-
20.04.1952
AQMG, HQ BTA
04.01.1953
-
18.02.1955
Colonel General Staff (Operations & Training), AFLCE
11.05.1955
-
(02.1957)
Colonel in charge Administration, HQ LF Hong Kong
Steer,
George William
G.W. Steer
29.10.1907
-
[02.1985 still alive]
Lt.
18.02.1940 [121441]
[emergency commission]
Lt.
21.05.1952, seniority 01.08.1938
[permanent commission]
A/Capt.
13.02.1942-11.05.1942
T/Capt.
12.05.1942-11.08.1942, 12.10.1942-18.02.1943
WS/Capt.
19.02.1943
Capt.
01.01.1951, seniority 19.03.1943
[short service commission]
Capt.
21.05.1952, seniority 14.03.1941
[permanent commission]
A/Maj.
19.11.1942-18.02.1943
T/Maj.
19.02.1943-13.05.1943, 05.08.1949-20.05.1952
Maj.
21.05.1952, seniority 01.07.1946
(retd 26.12.1958)



served in the ranks for 13 years 317 days
18.02.1940


commissioned, The King's Own Scottish Borderers [emergency commission to 30.12.1950] (from The Royal Scots)
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, Mortar Group (Support Company), 7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Arnhem; wounded, POW)
19.04.1946


transferred, Royal Corps of Engineers, Movement Control Section
21.05.1952


commissioned, Royal Pioneer Corps [permanent commission]
Steevenson,
Richard Vernon Carson
R.V.C. Steevenson
Son of ... Steevenson, and ... Smyth.
16.04.1924
Amesbury district, Wiltshire
-
08.1996
Plymouth, Devon
2nd Lt.
02.07.1943 [284568]
[emergency commission]
2nd Lt.
20.03.1946, seniority 16.04.1945
[permanent commission]
WS/Lt.
02.01.1944
Lt.
16.10.1946
T/Capt.
22.03.1948-16.04.1950
Capt.
16.04.1951
Maj.
02.02.1959, seniority 16.04.1958
T/Lt.Col.
17.05.1966-05.09.1966
Lt.Col.
06.09.1966 (retd 16.04.1975)

MBIM




served in the ranks for 2 years 268 days
02.07.1943


commissioned, The Royal Berkshire Regiment [emergency commission to 19.03.1946]
05.11.1943


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


Section Commander, F Squadron ( No. 2 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)
20.03.1946


commissioned, The Royal Berkshire Regiment [permanent commission]
09.02.1955


transferred, Royal Army Ordnance Corps
13.02.1964
-
01.09.1964
Deputy Assistant Director of Ordnance Services, HQ Infantry Brigade Group
01.09.1964
-
11.12.1964
HQ BLFK
12.12.1964
-
21.01.1965
HQ BAREK
22.02.1965
-
31.08.1965
HQ Kenya Army
Stephens,
John Howard
J.H. Stephens (Photo courtesy of Mr Anthony Stephens)
J.H. Stephens (Photo courtesy of Mr Anthony Stephens)
J.H. Stephens (Photo courtesy of Mr Anthony Stephens)
Son of ... Stephens, and ... Whitaker.
Married ...; five children.
11.01.1916
Cardiff district, Monmouthshire
-
06.06.2007
Stoke Point, Clarkeville Beach, NSW, Australia
2nd Lt. 11.01.1941 [166162]
WS/Lt. 1942? (reld 17.05.1947)
Hon. Lt. 17.05.1947
1939-19145 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
France and Germany Star Fr&G St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Education: Bristol Grammar School; St Edmund Hall, Oxford University (MA 1938).
11.01.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
18.04.1942     transfer to the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve announced in the London Gazette; Aug. 1943 stated that this announcement was cancelled
16.05.1944 - 26.03.1946 transferred, Glider Pilot Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)     Section Commander, F Squadron ( No. 2 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 5868) in German captivity (Stalag Luft I; on escape committee)
His son writes: "He lived in Australia (initially rural Tasmania) as far as he could from the horrors of war and  after the war for 35 years and had a distinguished career as director of Penguin Books Australia and retired to Cornwall where he is buried at Feock nr Truro after a funeral ceremony attended by the Cornish branch of the Parachute Regiment in uniform."
Stephenson,
Thomas Godfrey Vaughan
"Tom"
T.G.V. Stephenson T.G.V. Stephenson
T.G.V. Stephenson T.G.V. Stephenson
T.G.V. Stephenson (Photo courtesy of Capt. Richard E. Phillips, CD, RCAC (retd)) T.G.V. Stephenson (Photo courtesy of Capt. Richard E. Phillips, CD, RCAC (retd))
T.G.V. Stephenson (Photo courtesy of Capt. Richard E. Phillips, CD, RCAC (retd)) T.G.V. Stephenson (Photo courtesy of Capt. Richard E. Phillips, CD, RCAC (retd))

Youngest of five children of Rev. Dr. George Alexander Vaughan Stephenson, LL.D. (1864?-), and Gertie Evelyn Paddon (1877?-), of Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Brother of Sg.Cdr. George Vaughan Stephenson, MB, BCh, DPM, RNVR, and Lt.Cdr. Harry William Vaughan Stephenson, RN.
Married (20.07.1940, Westminster district, London) Kathleen Clara Crawford Swayne (1912? - 18.01.1988), eldest daughter of Charles Robert Crawford Swayne (1880-1943), editor of Times Colonist, and Daisy Roskell Bayne, of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; ... children (one daughter?).
16.12.1912
-
01.03.1988
Saanichton, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
2nd Lt. 01.09.1932 [53662]
Lt. 01.09.1935
A/Capt. 03.09.1939-02.12.1939
T/Capt. 03.12.1939-31.08.1940
Capt. 01.09.1940
A/Maj. 27.09.1941-26.12.1941
T/Maj. 27.12.1941-11.04.1944
WS/Maj. 12.04.1944
Maj. 01.07.1946
A/Lt.Col. 12.01.1944-11.04.1944
T/Lt.Col. 12.04.1944-15.02.1949, 01.11.1950-11.10.1953
Lt.Col. 12.10.1953 [supernumerary 12.10.1956] (retd 27.04.1959)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 29.03.1945 NW Europe
General Service Medal Gen SM - -
1939-19145 Star 39|45 St - -
France and Germany Star Fr&G St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
King Haakon VII Liberty Cross (Norway) Hkn 19.03.1948 liberation of Norway

T.G.V. Stephenson (Photo courtesy of Capt. Richard E. Phillips, CD, RCAC (retd))

Education: Campbell College, Belfast (09.1926-12.1930; Allison's House); Royal Military Academy, Woolwich (12.1930-09.1932; 1st XV 1930-31); Staff College (psc, 1943); Joint Services Staff College (jssc, 1949).
01.09.1932     commissioned, Corps of Royal Signals
(09.1932) - (06.1933) served at Catterick
(09.1935) - (10.1935) served at Aldershot (played for Hampshire XV 1936)
(01.1937)     served in Palestine
(01.1938) - (01.1939) served in India
10.06.1940 - 26.09.1941 General Staff Officer 3rd grade (GSO3), War Office
27.09.1941 - 26.10.1942 General Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2), War Office
02.1944 - 1945 Commander Royal Signals, 1st Airborne Division (UK, Arnhem, Norway)
20.01.1946 - 01.05.1946 General Staff Officer 1st grade (GSO1), GHQ (I), India
17.05.1946 - 16.12.1948 General Staff Officer 1st grade (GSO1), Canadian Army Staff College
1950 - 1952 Commander Royal Signals, 11th Armoured Division
08.01.1953 - 08.02.1955 General Staff Officer 1st grade (GSO1), General HQ Northern Army Group
14.07.1955 - 30.11.1955 General Staff Officer 1st grade (GSO1), War Office
Retired to Canada, 15.05.1959. Initially, he worked in the electronics industry. Later on in retirement, he was active with the church and the Conservative Party of Canada.
Stevens,
George Richard
"Dick"
G.R. Stevens (Photo courtesy of Mr Bob Gerritsen)
Eldest of four sons of Brig.Gen. George A. Stevens.
Unmarried.
04.10.1908
Boyle, Co. Roscommon
-
28.11.2000
Isle of Wight
2nd Lt. 30.08.1928 [41437]
Lt. 30.08.1931
Capt. 01.08.1938
A/Maj. 22.09.1939-21.12.1939
T/Maj. 22.12.1939-18.07.1942,
14.10.1942-23.01.1943
WS/Maj. 24.01.1943
Maj. 30.08.1945
local Lt.Col. 26.05.1941-18.07.1942
A/Lt.Col. 24.10.1942-23.01.1943
T/Lt.Col. 24.01.1943-24.03.1943,
22.09.1943-24.10.1943,
22.11.1943-30.09.1949
Lt.Col. 05.11.1950 (supernumerary 05.11.1953) (retd 14.09.1958)
A/Col. 21.05.1945-29.07.1945
T/Col. 19.08.1955-(02.1957)
A/Brig. 21.05.1945-29.07.1945
Hon. Col. 14.09.1958
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 26.06.1947 Dutch East Indies
Mention in Despatches MID 30.12.1941 Western Desert
Mention in Despatches MID 22.03.1945 NW Europe (Arnhem)
Mention in Despatches MID 08.12.1953 Korea 53
Education: Cheltenham; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; jssc.
30.08.1928     commissioned, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
(03.1931)     1st Battalion The Royal Fusiliers (Kamptee, India)
(06.1933)     1st Battalion The Royal Fusiliers (Ahmednagar, India)
(01.1937)     2nd Battalion The Royal Fusiliers (Shorncliffe)
(01.1939)     1st Battalion The Royal Fusiliers (Jhansi, India)
18.12.1939 - 03.03.1940 Instructor, ...
30.06.1940 - 07.10.1940 General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), ...
(12.1940) - 1941 Company Commander, 1st Battalion The Royal Fusiliers (Western Desert)
26.05.1941 - 18.07.1942 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) (Instructor), Staff College, Camberley
23.12.1942 - 24.10.1943 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), Staff Airborne Forces
1943 - 11.1943 Second-in-Command, 12th (Airborne) Battalion The Devonshire Regiment
11.1943 - 06.08.1944 Commanding Officer, 12th (Airborne) Battalion The Devonshire Regiment (Normandy; wounded 07.06.1944)
06.08.1944 - 31.03.1945 as General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1) Senior British Liaison Officer to 1st Polish Parachute Brigade Group (Arnhem)
03.1945? - 1945? Commanding Officer, 10th Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment (Burma & Malaya)
28.04.1945 - 29.07.1945 acting Commander, 72nd Infantry Brigade (Burma, India, Burma, India)
29.04.1946 - 29.12.1946 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1) (Operations), HQ Allied Forces in the Dutch East Indies (Batavia)
11.09.1947 - 18.08.1949 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1)
1950? - 05.11.1953 Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion The Royal Fusiliers (Korea)
02.04.1954 - 13.02.1955 Assistant Adjutant General (AAG) HQ British Element Trieste Forces (BETFOR)
19.08.1955 - (02.1957) Brigade Colonel HQ HC Brigade
14.09.1958 - 04.10.1963 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Keen sailor (single-handed cruising). County Commissioner of the Isle of Wight Scouts, 1964-1972.
Stevens,
Raymond Harold
R.H. Stevens (Photo courtesy of Mr Raymond Simonds)

Son of Capt. Arthur Harold Stevens, MC, and Clara Napier Harrower, of Kingston Hill, Surrey.

07.11.1917
Wandsworth district, Greater London / London / Surrey
-
24.09.1944
(DOW) [age 26]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery 29.A.2]
2nd Lt. 20.01.1940 [117204]
WS/Lt. 20.07.1941
A/Capt. 12.12.1943
Education: Stowe Public School (Cobham House, 01.1932-04.1936).
20.01.1940     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
(09.1944)     No. 1 Forward Observation Unit RA [attached 156th Parachute Battalion] (Arnhem; died of wounds)
Stevens,
Richard Bridges
R.B. Stevens (Photo courtesy of Mr Paul Stevens)
Only son (with two sisters) of Maj. Dennis Bridges Stevens, RM (1895-1965), and Dorothy Gladys Campbell (1891-1960).
Married ((09?).1948, Kensington district, London) Mary Evans (predeceased him); one son, two daughters.
09.10.1920
Croydon district, London
-
24.03.2010
Wycombe hospital
2nd Lt. 28.12.1940 [165811]
WS/Lt. 28.06.1942
Education: Repton School, Derbyshire; Exeter College, Oxford.
28.12.1940     commissioned, The Essex Regiment [emergency commission]
18.09.1942     transferred, Glider Pilot Regiment - Army Air Corps
(07.1943)     took part in invasion of Sicily (his glider dropped short in the airborne invasion and he was rescued from the sea)
(06.1944)     took part in the invasion of Normandy
(09.1944)     Section Commander, C Squadron (No. 2 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem [wounded, POW])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 01679) in German captivity (Oflag 79)
Appeared in the Arnhem film "Theirs is the glory" (1946).
Chartered accountant FCA. Worked in the oil industry for most of his career.
Stevenson,
John
J. Stevenson J. Stevenson
J. Stevenson
?
-
Cadet
? [14274095]
2nd Lt.
31.10.1943 [299469]
WS/Lt.
01.05.1944
31.10.1943


commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 1 Section (A Troop), 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron (Arnhem)
Stewart,
Richard Henry
R.H. Stewart R.H. Stewart
R.H. Stewart R.H. Stewart
22.07.1916
-
01.1993
Claro, North Yorkshire
2nd Lt.
26.08.1937, seniority 27.08.1936 [67798]
Lt.
27.08.1939
A/Capt.
03.09.1939-02.12.1939
T/Capt.
03.12.1939-12.08.1942
WS/Capt.
13.08.1942
Capt.
27.08.1944
A/Maj.
13.05.1942-12.08.1942
T/Maj.
13.08.1942-26.08.1949
Maj.
27.08.1949 (retd 03.01.1958)
MC
14.03.1939
Palestine
Palestine 1936-39 Medal & Clasp
Education: psc
26.08.1937


commissioned, The Border Regiment (from the General List Territorial Army - University Candidates)
(1937)
-
(1939)
1st Battalion The Border Regiment (Palestine)
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, Support Company, 1st Battalion The Border Regiment (Arnhem; wounded, POW)
Solicitor, Scotby, Carlisle.
Stilton,
Gordon Edward
G.E. Stilton
Son of ... Stilton, and ... Hiett.
10.04.1916
Warwick district, Warwickshire
-
09.1997
Plymouth district, Devon
2nd Lt.
02.11.1940 [156218]
WS/Lt.
02.05.1942
T/Capt.
??
02.11.1940


commissioned, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) [emergency commission]
17.11.1942


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


Intelligence Officer, B Squadron (No. 1 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)
Stokes,
George Rose-Innes Masters
G.R.I.M. Stokes
15.10.1921
-
10.1984
Sutton, Surrey
2nd Lt.
21.08.1942 [243119]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
11.04.1946
Arnhem 09.44
21.08.1942


commissioned, The Gordon Highlanders [emergency commission]
08.11.1943


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


Section Commander, C Squadron (No. 2 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)
Storrs,
David Valentine
D.V. Storrs (Photo courtesy of Mr Bob Gerritsen)
D.V. Storrs
D.V. Storrs 
Son (with one sister) of Lt.Col. Bernard St John Storrs (1884-).
Married; one son, one daughter.

18.02.1923
Burma
-
21.02.1956
(accident at a gold mine Barvue mine, Barraute, Quebec,  Canada)
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 15.11.1942 [251041]
WS/Lt. 15.05.1943
T/Capt. 13.04.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
MC 09.11.1944 Arnhem 09.44
Education: Farnborough; Clifton College, Bristol (1936.3-1941.2; School House; 4/2-VI; Praepostor; XXII, XV).
1941     enlisted service, Royal Engineers
15.11.1942     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
(09.1944)     Field Engineer, HQ Royal Engineers, 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem)
Post-war student mining engineering, Royal School of Mines (2nd class honours). Charleton Prize, Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
Stott,
William Patrick
"Pat"
W.P. Stott W.P. Stott
Son of William Stott, and Margaret Flanagan.
Married (26.07.1952, Bowdon, Bucklow district, Cheshire) Elizabeth M. Sunter; two sons, one daughter.
14.02.1922
Baguley, Bucklow district, Cheshire
-
02.05.2015
Altrincham, Cheshire
2nd Lt. 14.03.1942 [228611]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 27.12.1945-(12.1946)
14.03.1942     commissioned, The Border Regiment [emergency commission]
(09.1944)     Second-in-Command, B Company, 1st Battalion The Border Regiment (Arnhem; wounded & captured)
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 619) in German captivity (Oflag 79, Braunschweig, Niedersachsen)
Strang,
James Heaney
J.H. Strang
Son of John and Mary Strang; husband of Margaret Strang, of Dunoon, Argyllshire.

1916 ?
-
19.09.1944
(KIA) [age 28]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, 21.B.13]
2nd Lt.
29.10.1943 [299312]
WS/Lt.
1944?
29.10.1943


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


Officer Commanding, 4 Platoon (A Company), 7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Arnhem [killed in action])
Strathern,
Kenneth Fairley
K.F. Strathern (Photo courtesy of Mr Jan ten Have) K.F. Strathern

Son (with two brothers and one sister) of the Revd. Robert Fairley Strathern, MA (1880-1935), and of Emma Stevenson Macrae (1882-1969), of Dundee.

24.01.1913
17 Monteith Row, Calton district, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
-
24.03.1945
(KIA) [age 31]
[Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, 41.B.3]
2nd Lt. 01.10.1939 [99754]
WS/Lt. 01.04.1941
T/Capt. 24.10.1944-24.03.1945
Bronze Star (USA) BSM 14.11.1947 Arnhem 19-25.09.44 * [citation available upon request]
01.10.1939     commissioned, The Cameron Highlanders [emergency commission]
07.11.1943     transferred, Glider Pilot Regiment - Arny Air Corps
(09.1944)     Intelligence Officer, D Squadron (No. 1 Wing), Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)
* Recommentation for the award of the Bronze Star Medal to Lt. K.F. Strathern: "Throughout the action at ARNHEM between the 19th and 25th September [1944] this Officer displayed outstanding initiative and courage. His sector was under heavy mortar fire and was subjected to numerous heavy enemy attacks by tanks, self-propelled guns, and infantry. He continuously led patrols against the enemy and personally was responsible for destruction of enemy tanks end self-propelled guns. In spite of physical distress he insisted on carrying out his duties, inspiring his men and showng a complete disregard to his personal safety. This Officer's personal courage and bravery was an outstanding example to all ranks."
[Recommended 28.10.1944 by Maj.Gen. R.E. Urquhart, Commander, 1st Airborne Division, approved by Lt.Gen. F.A.M. Browning, GOC, Headquarters, Airborne Troops, 21 Army Group, and finally by Field Marshal B.L. Montgomery, C-in-C 21st Army Group.]
Suter,
Douglas John

D.J. Suter (Photo courtesy of Mr H.J. Broer)
Son of ... Suter, and ... Halanen.
15.11.1921
Wandsworth district, Greater London / London / Surrey
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
02.11.1940 [156367]
WS/Lt.
02.05.1942
Lt.
30.11.1946, seniority 15.05.1944
A/Capt.
12.07.1945-11.10.1945
T/Capt.
12.10.1945-14.11.1948
Capt.
15.11.1948 (retd 14.01.1958)
T/Maj.
15.10.1953-28.02.1954,
19.09.1955-(02.1957)
Hon. Maj.
14.01.1958



served in the ranks for 1 year, 156 days
?
-
02.11.1940
either 161st, 162nd, 164th, 165th, or 167th Officer Cadet Training Unit
02.11.1940


commissioned, The Lancashire Fusiliers [emergency commission to 29.11.1946]
01.11.1942


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Signals Officer, 156th Parachute Battalion (Arnhem)
30.11.1946


commissioned, The Lancashire Fusiliers [permanent commission]
20.10.1954


transferred, Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Sutton,
William John Fisher *
W.F.J. Sutton
W.F.J. Sutton
W.F.J. Sutton
Son of ... Sutton, and ... Greggain.

* death registration carries initials as: W.J.F.P.
24.01.1920
Islington, Greater London / London / Middlesex
-
05.1998
Stroud district, Gloucestershire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
12.07.1941 [197751]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
Lt.
19.01.1946, seniority 19.10.1942
A/Capt.
06.11.1945-05.02.1946
T/Capt.
06.02.1946-18.04.1947
Capt.
19.04.1947
Maj.
19.04.1954 (retd 29.08.1959)
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
13.10.1950
-
Mention in Despatches MID
28.05.1957
Malaya 07-12.56



served in the ranks for 1 year, 314 days (mobilized TA)
?
-
12.07.1941
Officer Cadet Training Unit
12.07.1941


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission to 18.01.1946]
16.12.1943


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, Assault Platoon (HQ Company), 1st Parachute Battalion (Arnhem)
19.01.1946


commissioned, The Queen's Regiment [permanent commission]
08.02.1954
-
(1957?)
specially employed Military Forces Malaya
Swinscow,
Thomas Douglas Victor
"Dougal"
T.D.V. Swinscow T.D.V. Swinscow
T.D.V. Swinscow T.D.V. Swinscow 
Son (with one brother) of William Sprague Swinscow (1869-1954), and Nellie Alleyne (1889-1970).
Married (17.07.1941, St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, City of Westminster, London)  Josephine Noëlle Earle (25.12.1914 - 11.2005), second daughter of Charles F. Earle, and Mrs Earle, formerly of Charlton; three daughters.

10.07.1917
Stroud district, Gloucestershire
-
24.09.1992
Exeter district, Devon
Lt. 15.05.1941 [188263]
WS/Capt. 15.05.1942
T/Lt.Col. ? 1945? (retd 03.1946)
Bronzen Kruis (Bronze Cross) (Netherlands) BK 20.03.1947 Arnhem 09.44 *
* date of Dutch Royal Decree 31.07.1945
Education: Kelly College, Tavistock; St Thomas's Hospital Medical School, London (MRCS, LRCP, MB (1940), BS (1947)).
15.05.1941     commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps [emergency commission]
05.1941 - 1941 RAMC Depot (Crookham)
1941 - 1942 ... Field Ambulance, RAMC (UK South Coast)
1942 - 05?.1943 Medical Officer, First Army HQ (Largs, Scotland & N Africa (Constantine, Tunis))
05?.1943 - 07?.1943 Medical Officer, AMGOT (Algiers)
07?.1943 - 01.1944 Medical Officer, ... Field Ambulance, 1st Airborne Division (Tunisia)
01.1944 - 03.1946 Regimental Medical Officer, 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron (Arnhem [wounded & evacuated], Norway)
Subeditor, assistant editor & (from 1964) deputy editor of the British Medical Journal, 1946-1977.
Published
:
Reap a destiny : divagations of a Taoist (memoirs; 1989); and a number of publications on medical, botanical & philosophical subjects.
Sykes,
Humphrey Raith
H.R. Sykes

Second son of Humphrey Field Sykes (1889-1947), and Marguerite Bedforth (1889-), of Arkenley, Huddersfield.
Married ((12?).1946, Kensington district, London) Lt. Vivienne Margaret Wain "Viv" King (01.07.1924 - 25.11.2010), Canadian Red Cross Corps, only daughter of Col. & Mrs C.H. King, of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Vivienne Sykes remarried Richard Dobell.
(12?).1916
Huddersfield district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
?
2nd Lt. 12.07.1941 [197752]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
T.Capt. 15.11.1945
12.07.1941     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
17.09.1942     transferred, Glider Pilot Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)     Section Commander, D Squadron ( No. 1 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem [POW])
1944 - 1945 POW in German captivity (Stalag Luft 1 (West Compound))

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