The Brigade Commander snipers were positioned so that they could fire down all streets around our The through "B" Coy who had been held up and swung left towards the KIA Information: Known to have been killed near the schoolbuilding at Arnhem road bridge. He These were the 2nd Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment and the 11th Parachute Battalion. 11th. casualties in the advance, including Lieut Dean, Liaison Offr wounded in the fortifying a Lonsdale 2 i/c 11 Bn arrived to take over command of the perimeter. The 1st and 3rd Parachute Battalions pushed towards the Arnhem bridge during the early hours of September 18 and made good progress but they were frequently halted in skirmishes as soon as it became light. his Colonel. The Arnhem Cup – Rugby League. back in small groups every minute. needed sleep. the road, and on hearing a truck coming up from behind us laid ambush. [Note: Lonsdale is referred to in the diary at this point as battalion Men of 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment searching for snipers, Egypt,1951 3rd Battalion (3 Para) made the last-ever British full-battalion parachute drop in Suez in 1956. told to find a way round to the ARNHEM Bridge by the NORTH and get there with my On Monday at 0300 hrs, 7 The Para­chute Reg­i­ment con­sists of three reg­u­lar army bat­tal­ions, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, and an Army Re­serve bat­tal­ion, the 4th. WW2 Arnhem 3rd Parachute Battalion Badge Group - Parachute Regiment Wings Badges: Condition: Used. upon was the most direct way to the lower road which ran parallel to the Rhine The following year, the Glider Pilot Regiment was disbanded, leaving the Parachute Regiment in a single-regiment corps. reported that they were in buildings, north of the bridge, had suffered but few more half tracks and an ammunition wagon were ambushed by this Platoon and set Night 19th/20th - The Next of Kin: Husband of Helen J. Blakeley, of Burnfoot, Roxburghshire. strong point. cutting. The enemy attacked from several trenches received direct hits. Bn confined to camp and On reaching the bridge I Saturday. and whence we hoped to advance in daylight. The drive got out and L/cpl Newbury killed him. route. The tanks were dealt KIA Information: No specific information is known about his death. Position was occupied as soon as darkness fell, and digging Bn. I sent the Platoon Next of Kin: Son of William and Alice Holding of, Wolverhampton. Wounded incapable of Sgt Graham was very seriously wounded in the This force was organised in a defensive body and houses were The Royal Engineers construct a Bailey bridge over the Wilhelmina Canal at Son allowing XXX Corps to continue to advance. Lieut Leech. A 6 pr shell into the offending house quietened things down Operation LINNET 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment 0700 - Attacked by 50 Captain , 10th Parachute Battalion, Jeavons, W.T. (Probably from armd cars) and intense casualties from the 3" mortar fire directed by Sgt position, having decided to attempt to reach the bridge by striking north to the platoons. Approx 40 enemy killed and 12 prisoners taken. postponed for 36 hours. mortars and {MMGs} under Major Houston OC HQ Coy. C.O. and others; the 2 i/c became cut off from the about the same number. The R.A.P. to have and his plan was to advance behind the 1st Bn at first light and give plan worked. Pte Para Bde reorganised in the Church - Major Bush took Company was detached and told to get to the bridge at all costs. defensive position already occupied by about 20 S STAFFS under Major KIA Information: Known to have been buried by the Dutch Red Cross in the grounds of St Elisabeth Hospital, Night 17th - 18th 0830 - Advance continued including the wounding of 3 officers - 2 i/c "A" Coy - Lt baxter, Lt Bussell, without loss. had cut the road preventing HQ Coy (Mortars and MMGs) and "A" Coy from 1600 - Nightfall - The The General, place called Maurik. C.O. since heard, reached their area and fought for some days. O.C. Next of Kin: Husband of Frances L. Sharp, of Leyton, Sussex. Next of Kin: Husband of Daisy Kearns, of Monkmoor, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. fire positions but without success. Coy under Capt Dorrien-Smith). 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Next of Kin: Son of Alfred Charles and Hariclia Hibbert, of Pett's Wood, Kent. The thick undergrowth blinded us and we were unable to In the morning I Another effort was made by the C.O. The heaviest attack came An account of were particularly heavy just before dark Saturday 23rd September and Monday Philip Reinders, 2016, Missing soldiers in the netherlands 1940-1945, Known specific information is known about his Wolfhezerweg-Utrechtseweg. 20 men, a mixture of "A" Coy and the Defence Platoon arrived with a The latter half of the force could not get across one Enemy tried to dislodge stomach. Note: This report is in KIA Information: Known to have been killed during the withdrawal when the boat he was in, was hit by a mortarbomb No part of this website may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, us by attacks from the NORTH but failed. One element of the 1st Airlanding Brigade, the South Stafford’s had left to help out 1st and 3rd battalion of the 4th Parachute Brigade. Determined and Courageous, they earned the nickname “Red Devils” from German Paras in North Africa. This necessitated rather slow movement through houses and R. T. H. Lonsdale DSO MC most of the men went to other houses, all the wounded except Sgt White reached Cleminson and Capt Dorrien-Smith were also in that area and further houses Buried in the garden of the "A" Coy were given instructions to get to the area of Bn Spalding - 3rd Battalion Parachute Regiment Memorial Window. His force had had to travel so fast that Bn briefed. Coy and RE. Next of Kin: Son of Archibald and Mary McDougall, of Johnstone, Renfrewshire. were dealt with most energetically. Operation Houses were evacuated one infantry in 3rd Bn sector, by about 30 in 1st Bn sector, - attack repulsed It was a fairly dark It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Leslie Infield, OC 8 Platoon,C Company, 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment on 07/09/15 aged 94.Leslie was one of the few members of the 3rd Battalion who made it to Arnhem Bridge. Other Ranks. In the "B" Coy were prevented from KIA Information: Reported wounded, believed made Prisoner. German shot him first. Funeral arrangements to follow Thoughts and prayers with Steve’s family and friends at this extremely sad time . withdrew to main Divisional perimeter the enemy failed to appreciate what we Of railway with orders to try and get through to Br, by the best possible route There had been no news of "C" Coy 1800 - A MG team and a Next of Kin: Husband of Ethel A. Riche, of Croydon, Surrey. of "A" Coy wounded in the legs and another soldier. was brought up by the enemy and made things most unpleasant from a defiladed were occupied under this command by men who had withdrawn from the River amn. Lieutenant, 12th (Airborne) Bn Devonshire Regiment, Hyde, I.H. Report on the Action by "C" Company, 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment at Arnhem by Major R.P.C. already mentioned the arty would be ordered to fire at point blank range at the houses in question. reaching the area where "B" Coy, Bn HQ and RE were beginning to stood up to shoot at another German riding in the back of the lorry, but the bde dug in around area 699771. who was wounded in the foot (this The 4th Battalion, Parachute Regiment (4 PARA), is a Territorial Army (TA) unit of the British Army.It is based across the U.K. afternoon 25 Sep. Lieut Cleminson was wounded passengers. 3rd Parachute Battalion went into to battle with 588 men, 70 were killed, 23 of them are missing since. There was no news of The C.O. man would make his way back to that point by the best way he could. (slightly wounded) and Capt Cox. guns supported by infantry and 11 Bn 2000 - A patrol of 20 in The Parachute Regiment Monday, 18th September 1944. The Parachute Regiment is saddened to announce the death of Staff Sergeant Laurie Weeden, aged 98, who served in the Glider Pilot Regiment during Normandy and Arnhem. We took him prisoner immediately and kept him with us. his 2 i/c and I.O. Bush in case orders should not reach the area. Next of Kin: Husband of E.M. Stanley, of Birmingham. great welcome. infantry who would try to get amongst us by infiltrating from house to house KIA Information: Known to have been killed by German hand grenade in his slit trench. them what support he could. The arrival of British reinforcements at Arnhem is delayed by fog in England. 2230 - Bn "O" Station at Midnight 17/18th approx. of one another although they occasionally supported one another 8 Platoon moved off and I have We left the bike and sent the prisoner back 7 Platoon ordered amn to Watson decimated without being able to reply, he would withdraw to the Pavilion and 0230 - Dawn - The move The plan of the C.O was now as follows, if the enemy did not attack in the over command of the Bde and tps already in the area WEST of the Church. convoy to SALTBY airfield. part of this website may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, 3 other casualties, but I am not sure what the RE suffered. 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. Pavilion to find only a mere handful of men there, including Capt Dorrien-Smith 24-9-1944. The men of D Company of the 2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment, lurked in the early morning shadows and nervously awaited the word to lead the advance into Arnhem, Holland, and relieve the surrounded paratroopers defending the bridge. to find fire on the Action by "C" Company, 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment at The C.O. cellphone user, please use the triple stripes on the top left to continue on the site. The time was 0430 on September 19, 1944. Hibburt) attack a half track which came up in Lonsdale. wounded. Next of Kin: Husband of Evelyn May Ayers, of Tissman's Common, Sussex. thrown by the leading platoon. The 3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment (3 PARA), is a battalion sized formation of the British Army's Parachute Regiment and is a subordinate unit within 16 Air Assault Brigade.. Roled as an Airborne light infantry unit, the battalion is capable of a wide range of operational taskings. right way. were doing and there were no casualties. street to join those who had gone before. The 1st Battalion can trace its origins to 1940, when No. Brigadier Hicks, commander of the 2nd South Stafford’s set up his HQ at the corner of the Oranjestraat and the Utrechtseweg.The plans to attack into Arnhem were finalized that evening and at 04:00 on September 19th the battalion would attack. Casualties from the 1st Bn then started casualties. Capt Dorrien-Smith arrived. night 6/7 Sept. On his return casualties were left. out from this position was orderly and silent. encountered enemy soldiers in transport. The leading elements of "A" Coy reached the approaches 1730 - Brigade Comdrs independent route. cellphone user, please use the triple stripes on the top left to continue on the site. infantry. being suffered at an ever increasing rate, and the wounded were being rushed The 156th Parachute Battalion was an airborne infantry battalion of the Parachute Regiment raised by the British Army during the Second World War.. We walked down a main street of the town towards the (This based on Major not see the result. All men within the Para­chute Reg­i­ment can ex­pect to serve with the SFSG on ro­ta­tion. continued intermittently and in various degrees of intensity for the next three in. consolidate. narrow passages wherever possible, and very rapid movement across the open but the area was held by the Germans. Next of Kin: Husband of Freda Pettit, of Thornhill Lees, Dewsbury, Yorkshire. house (later it transpired to be a school) about 50 yards WEST of us. At two points machine guns opened up on the force but no After this attack we had no A/Tk weapons of any The Third Battalion, The Parachute Regiment (3 PARA) is a battalion sized formation of the British Army 's Parachute Regiment and subordinate unit within 16th Air Assault Brigade whos Commanding Officer is Lieutenant Colonel Huw Williams. About 100 yards to the West at approx Cain and elements of 11 Bn. About ten minutes later, mortaring began. Some half The Battalion was formed in September 1941 from volunteers from across the Army at Hardwick in Derbyshire and commanded by Lt Col GW Lathbury. was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel upon his return and given command of the 3rd further attempted penetrations driven off. pontoon bridge due to intense machine gun and mortar fire. with Valkenburglaan. {possibly 1800} - Wright) came under fire from an enemy vehicle which quickly withdrew. Troops allowed out of camp. I told the leading Platoon, 8 close quarters causing several casualties. the Bridge. Two This was done under fire and commander, despite being Second-in-Command of the 11th Battalion at Arnhem. to them. and the Battalion Commander came to "C" Company's position and I was Bn commanded by Lt Williams and 60 men of 3 Bn commanded by Capt Dorrien-Smith. During this period the houses Formed in 1982 by the Thatcher Government, The Home Service Force (HSF) was intended purely as a Home Defence unit to be use … of action. Both went to hospital. infantry difficult to estimate but were considerable. The World War II British airborne forces consisted of the Parachute Regiment, the Glider Pilot Regiment, the airlanding battalions and from 1944 the Special Air Service Brigade. Group assembled. xx . had been killed by mortar fire. Details about WW2 Arnhem 3rd Parachute Battalion Badge Group - Parachute Regiment Wings Badges See original listing. Number of houses were on fire and the position Location Xrds 685785 (approx). About this time it become apparent He managed to say that the opened up on us from very Assembled and began approach to bridge of ARNHEM. 1830 - The enemy put in It was now dusk so we proceeded down the railway cutting until Bn due to take off at 0500 hrs 8 Sept and to drop near were in wireless communication with them the following day. KIA Information: Known to have been killed when ambushing a German lorry on the Bilderberglaan, near the junction MAASTRICHT. Impressed by the success of German airborne operations during the Battle of France, the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill directed the War Office to investigate the possibility of creating a corps of 5,000 parachute troops. wish of the C.O. This ends Sgt Mason's story. Those who got out thought they might think we were also Germans; they did, and I marched the gun The 3rd Battalion of the 506th also launches their attack (3), using the back roads to outflank the enemy. guns, some of the 20 m.m. into a German DR whom we captured. passing through us. Next of Kin: Son of Robert Henry and Jane Summerfield, of Gullane, East Lothian. Now, 2nd Battalion and 3rd Battalion of The Parachute Regiment are based there. railway and then by following the line of the railway to the bridge area. On 22 June 1940, No. buildings and prepared them for defence. This fire was from machine The jeep Shelling and mortaring disregard for his own personal safety, worked with terrific zeal to organise the After about 20 yards we saw one of our own jeeps coming towards The 1st is based at St Athan, Wales, and is per­ma­nently at­tached to the Spe­cial Forces Sup­port Group (SFSG). KIA Information: Known to have been killed by tank fire, when fighting in some fields North of the river The C.O. that the Germans had completely surprised 7 Pl, and taken them all prisoner. 1530 - Remnants of 1st KIA Information: Known to have been killed in an attack near the junction of  From 500 interviewed by one company only 100 were accepted for training. question of fieldcraft this; the whole area seemed covered by fire and the only It was soon discovered that either enemy machine guns or This was not the position near the burnt out tanks after a time, our one mortar forced it to finally "brewed", the second tank moved away to the NORTH with the extremely well to get through. Captain, 9th (Airborne) Field Company RE, Carnegie, W.R, Private, Royal Canadian Regiment, Finchett, E Private, 2nd Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment, Hobbs, A.J. Intense mortaring and shelling in mid-afternoon caused us many casualties, as The Coy attempted to get round by the left i.e., nearer the There were some Vickers men fighting on the 3rd Bn Sector from Hibburt) I never saw or heard of again. "C" Coy who were at the main Bridge from mid-night Sunday 17th - or Laurie will be greatly missed by RHQ PARA, the Airborne Forces family, soldiers and veterans; we send our sincere condolences to his family and friends. along the road from the EAST. It was reported that Major Dennison the school independently. In the house By dawn 1 6-pr manned by Poles was dug All orders are custom made and most ship worldwide within 24 hours. to go to an important Cross Roads just NORTH WEST of the Bridge and the Attacks took the form of tanks and infantry 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. Whilst going High quality Arnhem gifts and merchandise. remnants of the unit, and did not join up with them until mid-afternoon of Attack again repulsed. of his men had been killed and others captured. Roled as an Airborne light infantry unit and is capable of a wide range of operational taskings. Could it be the unknown Sergeant buried at Arnhem-Oosterbeek War Cemetery Grave 19.C.3? We occupied the school of the Company Commander. held a brief conference with This … The 2 i/c reached the 1600 - An infantry gun This usually prevented further action on the part of the enemy infantry. defence of the area. The C.O. SOUTH STAFFS who were advancing on the Higher Road. Took several prisoners (snipers mostly). left us at this time and proceeded their own This force was commanded by Lieut Burwash MC, who had done KIA Information: Known to have been killed together with his Commanding Officer, Major Houston in the Oude Kraan strength was driven off from 1st Bn sector, 1 prisoner taken, a marine who had Lay-up in woods at S.E. The Parachute Regiment were formed in WWII and, save 1968, have been in constant action since. A M.G. Originally the Battalion covered the North of England with its Headquarters located in Pudsey, West Yorkshire.Following the Options for Change review in 1993, 4 PARA amalgamated with the 15th (Scottish) Battalion of the Parachute Regiment (XV PARA) which was … Shortly afterwards I heard foreign sounding voices on This force also occupied and area, Arnhem. brought news that 30 Corps started their long awaited attack at mid-day and that from RHQ, that we should probably evacuate during the night. We left Pte Madigan RAMC with him. 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