NKG = No Known Grave

 

The 21 men listed below, one-half of No.1 Platoon of the 9th Field Company, were all killed together with their glider pilots, S/Sgt Leonard Gardner and Sgt Robert Fraser, when their Horsa broke up over England shortly after take-off. These were the first fatal casualties of the Battle of Arnhem.

 

 

Date

Name

Rank

Age

17/09/44

ALLEN, Roy H.

L/Sgt

31

17/09/44

BEALE, Joseph C.

Spr

18

17/09/44

BURROWS, William H.

L/Cpl

29

17/09/44

CALVERT, Cyril W.

Spr

25

17/09/44

CARNEY, Robert

Spr

23

17/09/44

CLAMPITT, Arthur L.

Cpl

24

17/09/44

CUTHBERTSON, Arthur

Spr

24

17/09/44

DAVIS, Frederick A. S.

Spr

26

17/09/44

EVANS, John

Spr

25

17/09/44

FERNYHOUGH, John

Spr

24

17/09/44

GODFREY, Edward J.

Spr

25

17/09/44

HALL, Arthur

Spr

-

17/09/44

HOLTHAM, Douglas E.

Spr

25

17/09/44

OAKEY, Arthur F.

Sgt

30

17/09/44

PICKBURN, Edward V.

L/Cpl

27

17/09/44

SHEPPARD, Edward E.

Spr

21

17/09/44

STREET, Arthur R.

Spr

22

17/09/44

TURNER, Cyril

Spr

27

17/09/44

WATT, Arthur G.

Spr

26

17/09/44

WESTFIELD, Jack

Spr

32

17/09/44

WILLIAMSON, John S.

Spr

25

 

 

Date

Name

Rank

Age

Remarks

17/09/44

HOLDSTOCK, Raymond F.

Spr

30

-

17/09/44

TIMMINS, Roy E. J. W.

Lt

23

(ref.)

18/09/44

GREIG, Peter

Spr

41

(ref.)

18/09/44

RUSSELL, Ronald V.

Spr

24

NKG, Link

18/09/44

TAKLE, William T. N.

L/Cpl

27

(ref.)

19/09/44

CLOSE, Joseph H.

Spr

24

NKG, Link

19/09/44

ROGERS, William J. R.

Spr

29

NKG

19-20/09/44

TROUSE, Robert G. W.

Spr

23

NKG

20/09/44

COTTLE, Arthur A.

Spr

25

NKG, Link

20/09/44

PINK, Henry A.

Cpl

28

(ref.)

21/09/44

GWILLIAM, Gilbert R. J.

Dvr

23

-

21/09/44

MORRIS, Thomas O.

Spr

26

-

23/09/44

KELLY, John M.

Spr

25

-

23/09/44

RYDER, James G.

L/Sgt

23

-

24/09/44

BINYON, Roger B.

Capt

30

NKG, (ref.), Link

24/09/44

LAWSON, Alec

Spr

24

NKG

24/09/44

SNOW, Henry E.

S/Sgt

25

-

25/09/44

ASHWORTH, Norman B.

Cpl

25

-

25/09/44

CLARKE, Kenneth

Spr

24

-

25/09/44

EVANS, Robert F. E.

Cpl

26

-

25-26/09/44

MAY, George H.

Spr

22

-

25-26/09/44

SHELLEY, Louis F.

Spr

30

-

29/11/44

EVERITT, John

Spr

23

-

22/04/45

TURTON, Bernard E.

Spr

25

NKG, Link