1st Airlanding Sqn Reconnaissance Corps Roll of Honour

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  1. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    IN MEMORY OF

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    Lance Corporal ALAN COULTHURST BAKER
    9 Section, C Troop
    14277635 - General Service Corps - Found Body on Ginkel Heath beside Amsterdamsweg_Ambushed
    Who died age 20 on 18 September 1944
    Son of Charles Coulthurst Baker and Clara Baker, of Prestwich. Lancashire.
    ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY 1. B. 1.


    Trooper FREDERICK BRAWN
    9 Section, C Troop
    14265164 - General Service Corps - Found Body on Ginkel Heath beside Amsterdamsweg_Ambushed
    Who died age 21 on 19 September 1944
    Son of George Albert and Lily Brawn, of Chasetown, Staffordshire.
    ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY 1. B. 2.


    Lieutenant PETER LACEY BUCKNALL
    237712 - General Service Corps - Found Body in the garden of Duitssekampweg 9, Jeep ambushed
    Who died age 23 on 17 September 1944
    Son of Jack H. and Grace M. Bucknall, of Birmingham.
    ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY 16. B. 5.


    Trooper RONALD BRUMWELL
    14286483- General Service Corps - Found Body in the garden of Duitsekampweg 9, Jeep ambushed
    Who died age 20 on 17 September 1944
    Son of Alfred James Brumwell and Lydia Brumwell, of Newcastle-on-Tyne.
    ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY 16. B. 8.


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    Corporal LEO CAIRNS
    SP Troop

    3602783- Border Regt - Drowned during withdrawal. Body Found 17.10.1944
    Who died age 29 between 18 September 1944 and 25 September 1944
    RHENEN GENERAL CEMETERY Plot 27. Row C. Grave 13.


    Trooper FREDERICK WILLIAM CHILTON
    11 section, D Troop
    6853998
    - King's Royal Rifle Corps - Found Body in front of Tafelberg Hotel
    Who died age 22 on 18 September 1944
    Son of Alfred William and Ada Chilton, of Dagenham, Essex.
    ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY 1. C. 9.


    Lieutenant JOHN ALBAN CHRISTIE
    237906. – Gloucestershire Regt – KIA whilst attempting to save Jeep and Polsten
    Found Body 100 meters west Hartenstein Hotel

    Who died age 23 on 20 September 1944
    Son of Harold Alban Christie and Edith Margaret Christie, of Wallington, Surrey; husband of Joyce Madeliene Christie, of Wallington.
    ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY 1. A. 19.


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    Trooper WILLIAM MCKINLAY EDMOND
    9 Section, C troop
    3060103- Royal Scots - KIA Found Body in garden of Duitsekampweg 9
    Who died age 27 on 17 September 1944
    Son of William and Joanna M. S. A. Edmond, of Musselburgh, Midlothian; husband of Janet L. A. Edmond, of Musselburgh.
    ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY 16. B. 9.


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    Trooper DAVID GILES
    C Troop, HQ
    3445870 - Lancashire Fusiliers - No Known Grave
    Who died age 32 on 25 September 1944
    Husband of Muriel Giles, of Crumpsall, Manchester.
    GROESBEEK MEMORIAL Panel 1.


    Trooper EDWARD JAMES GORRINGE
    'C Troop'
    5727051- Dorsetshire Regt - Found Body in garden Duitsekampweg 9 Jeep ambushed
    Who died age 22 on 17 September 1944

    Listed as missing until 1987
    Son of William John and Mary Elizabeth Gorringe, of Cattistock, Dorsetshire.
    ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY 16. B. 7.


    Trooper LESLIE PERCY GOULDING
    6853872- King's Royal Rifle Corps - Found Body in garden Duitsekampweg 9 Jeep ambushed
    MG burst to Chest
    Who died age 21on 17 September 1944
    Son of Joseph George and Alice Elizabeth Goulding, of Carshalton, Surrey.
    ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY 16. B. 6.


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    Squadron Quartermaster Serjeant GEORGE ELLIS HOLDERNESS
    Mentioned in Despatches
    HQ Troop
    5379474 - Ox & Bucks - Killed west of Tafelberg Hotel - No known grave
    Who died age 30 on 25 September 1944
    Son of Charles Ernest and Rose Holderness; husband of Marie Holderness, of Thornton Heath, Surrey.
    GROESBEEK MEMORIAL
    Panel 1.

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    Lieutenant NORMAN RICHARD ILLINGWORTH
    240045-Queen Victoria’s Rifles (240054?)
    Who died on 29 March 1944
    WOKING (ST. JOHN'S) CREMATORIUM Panel 4.


    Trooper JOSE MARIA IRALA
    10 Section, D Troop
    14428239- General Service Corps - Found Body grounds of St. Elizabeth Hospital
    Who died age 20 on 22 September 1944
    ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY 22. A. 5.


    Ireland J - No other information Known

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    Lieutenant ROBERT WILLIAM JAKEMAN
    117330
    Who died age 24 on 10 September 1943
    Son of Dr. Robert Gordon Jakeman and Kate Lilian Jakeman, of Otterhampton, Somerset.
    BARI WAR CEMETERY II. A. 25.


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    Serjeant GEORGE KAY
    Signals Section, HQ Troop
    3854428- Loyal (Border?) Regiment - No other information known
    Who died age 28 on 03 June 1945
    Son of Joseph and Annie Kay, of Luton, Bedfordshire.
    OSLO WESTERN CIVIL CEMETERY 1. C. 3.


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    Corporal DESMOND HORACE KINSMAN MASON
    6920757 - Rifle Brigade - Found Body corner of Zonneheuvelweg
    Who died age 21 on 20 September 1944
    Son of Frederick John and Mildred Elizabeth Mason, of Clapham, London.
    ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY 21. A. 3.


    Trooper ROBERT ARTHUR McGLEW
    7666653- Royal Army Pay Corps
    Who died age 29 on 21 April 1945 Captured, DOW
    DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY 3. C. 3.


    Lance Serjeant THOMAS McGREGOR
    14363788- General Service Corps - Found Body in garden Duitskampweg 9 Ambushed
    Who died age 20 on 17 September 1944
    Son of Norman Thorburn McGregor, and of Annie Blyth McGregor, of Motherwell, Lanarkshire.
    ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY 16. B. 10.


    Lieutenant TREVOR VICTOR PATRICK McNABB
    Mentioned in Despatches
    I O, HQ Troop
    245232 - Severely wounded by the Germans at Brummen while P.O.W. Died of wounds at RC Hospital Enschede
    Who died age 22 on 27 September 1944
    Son of Thomas Benbow McNabb and Gladys Mary McNabb, of Kensington, London.
    ENSCHEDE EASTERN GENERAL CEMETERY
    Grave 195.

    Trooper RAYMOND McSKIMMINGS
    14583993- General Service Corps - Found Body Ginkel Heath beside Amsterdamseweg
    Who died age 19 on 19 September 1944
    Son of William and Norah McSkimmings, of Carlisle.
    ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY 1. B. 17.


    Trooper LESLIE MUMFORD
    6922255
    Who died age 21 on 20 June 1944
    Son of Thomas and Ellen Mumford, of Leicester.
    LEICESTER (GILROES) CEMETERY Sec. U.U. Grave 233.


    Trooper THOMAS MURPHY
    14286328
    Who died age 20 on 17 July 1943
    Son of Thomas and Hannah Murphy, of Birtley, Co. Durham; husband of Mary Jane Murphy, of Birtley.
    ENFIDAVILLE WAR CEMETERY III. B. 30.


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    Trooper ALFRED HERBERT ODD
    Polsten gun crew of SP Troop

    14686263
    Who died age 19 on 24 September 1944
    Son of John Alfred and Grace Odd, of Glasgow.
    ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY 22. A. 17.


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    Captain JOHN REGINALD CHARLES ROBERT PARK
    Troop Commander of D Troop
    109575
    - Unit not Known - Found body corner Orangjeweg and Bothaweg Mortar Fire
    Who died on 24 September 1944
    ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY 21. A. 13.


    Lieutenant ALAN FRANK PASCAL
    Section Commander of 12 Section, D Troop
    311027
    - Unit not Known - Found Body corner Orangjeweg and Bothaweg Mortar Fire
    Who died age 20 on 24 September 1944
    Son of Henry Philip and Ada Pascal, of Earley, Reading, Berkshire.
    ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY 3. D. 1.


    Lieutenant HUBERT ELLIS PEARSON MC
    HQ Troop
    245254
    - Unit not Known - Found Body on Ginkel Heath beside Amsterdamseweg
    Who died age 23 on 19 September 1944
    Son of William Ellis Pearson, and Dora Pearson, of Cambridge.
    ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY 1. B. 4.


    Captain HORACE ANTHONY PLATT
    HQ Troop

    224694 - Unit not Known - Murdered by the Germans at Brummen while P.O.W
    Who died age 30 on 23 September 1944
    Son of Horace Frederick Platt and of Edith Mary Platt (nee Zambra), of Woking, Surrey; husband of Constance Margaret Platt.
    ENSCHEDE EASTERN GENERAL CEMETERY Grave 198.


    Lance Corporal RICHARD POTTS
    Driver with the Motor Transport for HQ Troop
    3602724 - Border Regt - Died of Wounds in a hospital in Apeldoorn
    Who died age 29 on 13 November 1944
    Son of Richard and Mary Potts; husband of Kathleen Potts, of Goosnargh, Lancashire.
    ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY 14. B. 13.


    Trooper DONALD FREDERICK POWELL
    14215611
    - General service Corps - No further information - KIA
    Who died age 20 on 10 September 1943
    Son of Frederick Charles and Ethel Judith Powell, of Wallington, Surrey.
    BARI WAR CEMETERY II. A. 40.


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    Lance Corporal THOMAS JAMES QUINCE
    5347663 - Royal Berkshire Regt - Killed in ambush near Locorotondo
    Who died age 23 on 11 September 1943
    Son of James and Edith Quince; husband of Patsy Quince, of Boscombe, Bournemouth, Hampshire.
    BARI WAR CEMETERY II. A. 30.


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    Trooper PETER SUTHERLAND REID
    7939041
    - Royal Armoured Corps - No further information
    Who died age 21 on 11 September 1943 KIA
    Son of Maj. Peter Reid, M.B., Ch.B., D.P.H., R.A.M.C., and of Alice Isabella Reid (nee Simpson), of Buckie, Banffshire.
    BARI WAR CEMETERY II. A. 33.


    Trooper WILLIAM BROWN REW
    14297309 - General Service Corps - Killed on exercise due to parachute failure
    Who died age 20 on 11 July 1944
    Son of John and Margaret Rew, of Bannockburn.
    BANNOCKBURN CEMETERY Scotland
    Compt. C.7. Grave 28.

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    Trooper JAMES GODFREY SALMON
    14655734 - General Service Corps - Found Body on Ginkel Heath beside Amsterdamseweg_Ambushed
    Who died age 19 on 19 September 1944
    Son of James Thornehill Salmon and Minnie Salmon, of Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.
    ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY 1. B. 13.


    Corporal WILFRED GEORGE SLOPER
    5498161- Hampshire Regt - Killed in ambush near Locorotondo
    Who died age 24 on 11 September 1943
    Son of Frederick G. and Winifred B. Sloper, of Andover, Hampshire.
    BARI WAR CEMETERY II. A. 29.


    Lance Corporal PETER JOHN SOUTHWELL
    5507635- Hampshire Regt - No further information
    Who died age 23 on 03 May 1945
    Son of John T. Southwell and Alice E. Southwell, of Northampton.
    SHAFTESBURY BOROUGH CEMETERY Grave 822.


    Lance Serjeant WILLIAM CLIFFORD STACEY
    6087978 - Queens Royal Regt - Found Body in the 'Onder de Bomen'
    Who died age 22 on 17 September 1944
    Son of Percy Thomas Stacey and Anne Elizabeth Barbara Stacey; husband of Lily Emily Stacey, of Chitterne, Wiltshire.
    ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY 15. A. 4.


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    Trooper STANLEY TICKLE
    3460967 - Lancashire Regt - No known grave
    Who died age 33 between 25 September 1944 and 26 September 1944
    GROESBEEK MEMORIAL Panel 1.


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    Trooper THOMAS ALFRED WILLIAMSON WALKER
    14303048 - General Service Corps - Found Body corner of Orangjeweg and Bothaweg Mortar Fire
    Who died age 20 on 24 September 1944
    Son of John Percival and Dorothy Deighton Walker, of Penrith, Cumberland.
    ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY 21. A. 10.


    Captain ARTHUR JOHN WATERMAN
    149249-RTR, RAC
    Who died on 02 October 1943 Italy KIA
    Husband of Gillian Waterman, of Fordingbridge, Hampshire.
    BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL Panel 1. Column 3.


    Trooper JOHN MICHAEL JOSEPH WEAVER
    14642400 - General Service Corps - Found Body 180 meters west of Hartenstein Hotel
    Who died age 19 on 19 September 1944
    Son of John William and Violet Weaver, of Chorley, Lancashire.
    ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY 1. A. 12.


    Trooper HENRY JAMES WOOD
    5345293- Royal Berkshire Regt - Killed in ambush near Locorotondo
    Who died on 11 September 1943
    BARI WAR CEMETERY II. A. 31.



    If this list is incomplete please let me know.

    Cheers

    Paul
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2017
  2. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    Paul

    I just checked the above against my Airborne ROH and found these two chaps

    Sergeant Richard Mackrory 4031839 Died 6/5/1943 Medjez El Bab Memorial Facce 33

    Trooper Thomas Murphy 14286382 Died 17/7/43 Enfidaville War Cemetery 3.B.3

    I also may have pictures of some of the headstones if you want them

    Regards
    Andy
     
  3. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Andy, Thanks for those names. Pictures of the headstones would be much appreciated.

    Cheers

    Paul
     
  4. airborne medic

    airborne medic Very Senior Member

    With regard to this officer.....

    Captain ARTHUR JOHN WATERMAN
    149249
    Who died on 02 October 1943
    Husband of Gillian Waterman, of Fordingbridge, Hampshire.
    BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL Panel 1. Column 3.

    As he is on Brookwood what happened to him to have NKG....wouldn't the 1st Recce Sqn have been in Italy at this time???? Was he 'rear party'????
     
  5. Russell

    Russell Junior Member

    Trooper Leslie Goulding was my Uncle.He was originally buried at No.9 Duitskampfweg.The Family who owned the House kept the Recce Corps Lads Graves well tended until the CWGC uplifted and concentrated all isolated Graves to the Oosterbeeke War Cemetery.The Son (John) of the Family who tended Leslie and his comrades Graves would often visit our Family here in Carshalton until well into the late 50s.No.9 Duitskampfweg is still known to the local Dutch People as "The Dressing Station" and the House now bears this Name.
     
  6. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Bio by [FONT=&quot]Graeme[/FONT] Clarke who is researching the [FONT=&quot]Walsall roll of honour[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Frederick BRAWN[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
    Trooper 14265164
    1st Airlanding Squadron, Reconnaissance Corps, Royal Armoured Corps Died in Holland on Tuesday 19 September 1944

    Frederick was the son of George Albert and Lily (nee Bailey) Brawn of Chasetown.

    He served in 9 Section, “C” Troop, 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron and was killed during the assault on Arnhem. Of the 30 gliders despatched containing his unit, 2 failed to arrive.

    Upon landing during Sunday 17 September 1944 HQ, “D” and “C” Companies headed for the Arnhem Bridge as a coup de main but were held up by strong German opposition and suffered several casualties. “A”
    Company stayed behind as a reserve as planned.

    The War Diary for the day on which Frederick was killed records the following,

    “19 September 1944 - Place: Arnhem

    0630 - Tac H.Q. moves out from harbour area - going west along main road towards Heelsum 6477.

    0730 - Established 679785. Reception on wireless good. The air is heavy with the smell of dead bodies. Move further west though 1st Battalion Border Regiment outposts 675785.

    0900 - R.A.S.C. dashes through position - announces Germans coming up main road from west. Spirited siting of defensive pits under the supervision of Captain Costeloe.

    0930 - Germans fail to materialise - work returns to normal. Wireless very clear in spite of trees.

    1000 - Reports that the enemy have crossed the river Lek in force at Renkum 6276 and is pressing east. Captain Costeloe and Lieutant Christie site Polsten section to cover the road west.

    1100 - Tac HQ returns to 683785.

    1230 - Control Jeep reports to Divisional HQ to escort G.O.C. to 4 Para Brigade HQ - continuous wireless contact.

    1315 - R.A. Battery in field close by open up Battery shoot.

    1350 - Messerschmitts overhead. Planes veer from side to side.
    Ten come down in line ahead - bursts of cannon fire strike road near our positions. Intense barrage of Sten gun fire from R.A.s - endangers Tac HQ more than the planes.

    1415 - Having lost contact with “C” Troop move to 679790. Supply drop in progress - heavy firing. One Stirling crashes near our position. Fail to pick up “C” Troop.

    1500 - Return to old position 683785.

    1530 - Streams of Jeeps carrying wounded and marching men move back through our positions. Prove to be 156 Parachute Battalion who have been hit by a very strong enemy force. Prisoners arrive from “A”
    Troop - one part of an enemy force about three hundred strong who have cycled from a German N.C.Os school at the Hague.

    1620 - Lieutenant QM Collier reports in. Informed Captain Allsop that 2 Jeeps containing 7 other ranks - the remnants of “C” Troop - have appeared at rear HQ. This is very bad news indeed.

    1700 - “D” Troop in a very precarious position are ordered by Division to retire to that HQ. “A” Troop withdraws to Tac HQ.

    1730 - Tac HQ and “A” Troop return to 697785. Captain Allsop goes to Divisional HQ.

    1800 - “A” Troop ordered to take up positions of observation on railway 693796.

    2200 - “A” Troop return.

    2330 - “D” Troop in Div HQ area. No activity that night.”

    Killed during the day, Frederick is buried in Anhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery in Grave 1.B.2. He was 21 years of age.

    Cheers
    Paul
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  7. jonheyworth

    jonheyworth Senior Member

    Re captain waterman , He died in 296 squadron albermarle p1516 between Italy and Tunisia . Lost wot . Why he's on brookwood and not Cassino I have no idea but it should be cassino as the other army officer lost with him major r pertwee borders , is on cassino
     
  8. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

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