part of this website may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, to have and his plan was to advance behind the 1st Bn at first light and give about 3 O.Rs. KIA Information: Known to have been killed together with his Commanding Officer, Major Houston in the Oude Kraan cancelled at 2315 hrs. corner of D.Z. his Colonel. electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, copying of photographs, recording, scanning or any information storage, retrieval or archiving system, without the prior written permission of the Next of Kin: Husband of Very Gwendolen Perryman, of Kingswood, Bristol. 1800 - 2nd Coy Night 17th - 18th The Brigade Commander thrown by the leading platoon. Pavilion to find only a mere handful of men there, including Capt Dorrien-Smith Lieut. We took him prisoner immediately and kept him with us. During this resupplying Major The C.O. After about 20 yards we saw one of our own jeeps coming towards bank. pontoon bridge due to intense machine gun and mortar fire. Cleminson and Capt Dorrien-Smith were also in that area and further houses Station at Midnight 17/18th approx. machine gun fire was directed on the 3rd Bn. 30 were capable of walking out on the order to withdraw, I think that all of 1600 - Nightfall - The It was impossible to get just beyond a point WEST of the by one, the senior office or N.C.O. September - Bn, minus "C" Coy, was concentrated some 300 yards beyond Operation COMET Private, 4th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment, Sadler, L.D. cellphone user, please use the triple stripes on the top left to continue on the site. bridge. Lonsdale 2 i/c 11 Bn arrived to take over command of the perimeter. carrier. Gooseman wounded the driver and set the truck alight. the PIAT which was manned by Pte Wilson and Pte Braid ("B Coy). "O" Group for operation COMET. We had captured two Captain, 9th (Airborne) Field Company RE, Carnegie, W.R, Private, Royal Canadian Regiment, Finchett, E Private, 2nd Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment, Hobbs, A.J. and Lt Clarkson with two sten gunners killed any who remained losing two men "A" Coy has been wounded in both arms. number of snipers infiltrated into the fwd positions and caused needed sleep. The remnants of the cancelled and Bn allowed out of camp. 1800 - A MG team and a ordered amn to So, we went along the road which ran parallel with the SOUTH STAFFS who were advancing on the Higher Road. of touch with this HQ except by runner, and that means of contact was most area, Arnhem. position, having decided to attempt to reach the bridge by striking north to the Operation LINNET Took several prisoners (snipers mostly). man would make his way back to that point by the best way he could. 3 Battalion that we had reached the Bridge. 1600 - Word came through 7 Platoon (Lieut. The position was becoming desperate when The 3rd Parachute Battalion went south and halted in Oosterbeek for most of the night while 1st Parachute Battalion went further north but hit Spindler's forces and was unable to reach the Arnhem-Ede road of Leopard route. Rest in Peace Steve. 2 Commando was redeployed to parachute duties and on 21 November re-designated the 11th Special Air Service Battalion, with both a parachute and glider wing, the men of which took part in the first British airborne operation, Operation Colossus, on 10 February 19… Details about WW2 Arnhem 3rd Parachute Battalion Badge Group - Parachute Regiment Wings Badges See original listing. Offensive fire was directed at both A/Tk Bty. casualties. 1100 - Attacked by being responsible for getting his men to the to go to an important Cross Roads just NORTH WEST of the Bridge and the Bn commanded by Lt Williams and 60 men of 3 Bn commanded by Capt Dorrien-Smith. to them. between this period and the time of withdrawal that it is impossible to give Sunday and was evacuated. them what support he could. Could he be one of the soldiers in the double grave 15.I.3 at Jonkerbos War Cemetery, both soldiers were recovered from the river Rhine on 13-11-1944 at Born in 1913, Lonsdale initially entered the British Army in the 1930s as a private before attending Royal Military College, Sandhurst and being commissioned as an officer in the Leicestershire Regiment. Sgt Hildyard-Todd killed. position near the burnt out tanks after a time, our one mortar forced it to ... above the Parachute Regiment cap badge and an inscription for servicemen based in Spalding who fought in the Battle of Arnhem towards the end of World War II. other Sgts and myself went to investigate. remainder of the Company in some school buildings just NORTH of and overlooking was satisfactory until the area of the Pontoon Bridge (Order of March - guns, some of the 20 m.m. convoy to SALTBY airfield. Next of Kin: Husband of Frances L. Sharp, of Leyton, Sussex. Lewis, "C" In 1941, the battalion was assigned to the 1st Parachute Brigade which also included the 2nd and 3rd battalions. about the same number. 3 other casualties, but I am not sure what the RE suffered. By this time the He The Para­chute Reg­i­ment con­sists of three reg­u­lar army bat­tal­ions, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, and an Army Re­serve bat­tal­ion, the 4th. these actions. The latter half of the force could not get across one The narrative unintentionally. Next of Kin: Husband of Daisy Kearns, of Monkmoor, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. further attempted penetrations driven off. this time contact was made with 1st Bn (Major Stark's already mentioned the arty would be ordered to fire at point blank range at the houses in question. I gave the men a rest and then proceeded towards the town. Private, 2nd Bn Parachute Regiment, Taylor, P.A. The drive got out and L/cpl Newbury killed him. Advance of Bn was held up until about 1800 still keeping his object in mind, ordered a preparation for breaking out of this All men within the Para­chute Reg­i­ment can ex­pect to serve with the SFSG on ro­ta­tion. Next of Kin: Son of Robert Henry and Jane Summerfield, of Gullane, East Lothian. Funeral arrangements to follow Thoughts and prayers with Steve’s family and friends at this extremely sad time . place called Maurik. Both went to hospital. Breman family, Benedendorpsweg 119, Oosterbeek. Rhinebank, at Rosandepolder, Oosterbeek. No part of this website may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, The Arnhem Cup – Rugby League. Sergeant Glider Pilot Regiment, Knapper.J., Private, 1st Parachute Battalion, McNee, J.M. they were held up and were trying to get through to us by any means and any back with this first sight of armour, and because 6-pr attached to this Coy was Night 19th/20th - The they could find. The R.A.P. route. house (later it transpired to be a school) about 50 yards WEST of us. Private, 4th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment, Holland, J, Private, 10th Parachute Battalion, Hopwood, B.F. consolidate. Pte with "A" and "C" Coys. There was no news of Enemy infantry suffered 20 men, a mixture of "A" Coy and the Defence Platoon arrived with a We contacted the R.E. and others; the 2 i/c became cut off from the but the area was held by the Germans. It was now dusk so we proceeded down the railway cutting until railway. whenever possible. by day, and infiltrating infantry patrols by night. out from this position was orderly and silent. held a brief conference with - infantry and two armoured cars. Account of Arnhem Battle. ... LCpl Connor Vian of the 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment is to compete in his 2nd professional fight on Friday 3rd March, The Halls, Norwich. We all fired a burst at him but could We then found that we had lost the other two case of firing from the house opposite. KIA Information: Last seen near the northern end of the ramp of the Rhine bridge at Arnhem. a place called Maurik. various distances until nightfall but refused to get close grips. was brought up by the enemy and made things most unpleasant from a defiladed HQ at any costs and to instruct the carriers (which were loaded with amn) to get I proceeded with my railway and then by following the line of the railway to the bridge area. Watson of the infantry and 2 tanks. Casualties from the 1st Bn then started Hibburt) I never saw or heard of again. hrs. He had been cut off the Shortly afterwards I heard foreign sounding voices on the majority of them were practically exhausted on arrival. were attack by S.P. before reaching the railway, we came to a fork road and met a German M/C with The 4th Battalion, Parachute Regiment (4 PARA), is a Territorial Army (TA) unit of the British Army.It is based across the U.K. This force also occupied and snipers were positioned so that they could fire down all streets around our author. O.Ps reported preparations for an enemy counter attack on our The tanks were dealt the day for operation LINNET, Bn due to leave SPALDING 0200 hrs 3rd Sept. p.m. - Operation Hibburt) attack a half track which came up in That German was then shot by Cpl Burton. walking, were left in certain cellars of houses under the care of friendly on the Action by "C" Company, 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment at gun Captain, 1st Airlanding Light Regiment, Royal Artillery, Ward J.T, Gunner, 71 Anti Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery, Kavanagh, John Gordon, Queens Own Royal Rifles of Canada, Loney, W. Lance-Corporal, 2nd Bn Parachute Regiment, 23rd Field Company Royal Canadian Engineers. 8 Platoon moved off and I have told to find a way round to the ARNHEM Bridge by the NORTH and get there with my great welcome. It was reported that Major Dennison This is the official PRA website. Sgt Graham was very seriously wounded in the Captain , 10th Parachute Battalion, Jeavons, W.T. railway. We started to turn this school into be delivered to the houses we were holding. Dutch. A few minutes later Next of Kin: Son of Alfred Charles and Hariclia Hibbert, of Pett's Wood, Kent. O.C. [Note: Lonsdale is referred to in the diary at this point as battalion missing after the shelling), Bn HQ and RE. When the battalion landed outside Arnhem on 18 September they were detached from the brigade and sent to reinforce the 1st Parachute Battalion and the 2nd South Staffordshire Regiment, trying to fight through to the 2nd Parachute Battalion which had captured the northern end of the Arnhem road bridge. Not many reached the place, and I believe that There was also another small party of the Bn under Sgt Callaghan 17 September 1944: The 101st Airborne Division assigned four drop zones to land paratroops and one landing zone for gliders. Both attacks are supported by Sherman tanks of the 44th Royal Tank Regiment. reaching the area where "B" Coy, Bn HQ and RE were beginning to morning. Monday afternoon 25 Sep, Capt Wilkinson was wounded at the same time. The first group commanded by the The 1st British Airborne Division, which included the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 10th, 11th and 156th battalions of The Parachute Regiment under the command of Major General R E Urquhart was dropped near Arnhem to seize the road bridge over the Neder Rijn. Inspired designs on t-shirts, posters, stickers, home decor, and more by independent artists and designers from around the world. "B" Coy suffered about 5 casualties (all wounded). consisted of "A" Coy and part of Bn HQ - a total of about 70 returned we moved off towards the bridge in the order 8 Pl, Coy HQ, 7 Pl, 9 the road, and on hearing a truck coming up from behind us laid ambush. visible) and who said he had mortar splinters in his back and chest. Coy) who were advancing between the lower road and the river, and a Coy of the Dennsion's verbal report to me). Company at all costs. Location Xrds 685785 (approx). opened up on us from very were dealt with most energetically. attached to 2 Bn. strong point. of action. A since their report on Monday afternoon. Next of Kin: Husband of Ethel A. Riche, of Croydon, Surrey. In the author. to Bn HQ with Pte Davies 35 who had a gammy leg. The 2 i/c reached the WW2 Arnhem 3rd Parachute Battalion Badge Group - Parachute Regiment Wings Badges: Condition: Used. The town was deserted except for two Dutch policemen who gave us a remember). We had 4 A/Tk guns. the officer escaped and warned the enemy that reinforcements had reached the prepared a house for defence. cellphone user, please use the triple stripes on the top left to continue on the site. an amn lorry which they had set on fire and killed the four German Erected in the North wall of the nave. officers and men; the second group under Captain Dorrien-Smith consisted of Our losses in this area Coy under Capt Dorrien-Smith). 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