of touch with this HQ except by runner, and that means of contact was most We got down but they opened up on us and wounded Next of Kin: Son of Samuel J.T. their rear and set it on fire; the total casualties from this action were five 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 … 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 and was evacuated to R.A.P. Private, 4th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment, Sadler, L.D. be protected. ... 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. German staff car and 4 staff officers annihilated. a place called Maurik. untenable. full details of each attack. two men up. Dutch. [Note: Lonsdale is referred to in the diary at this point as battalion Spalding - 3rd Battalion Parachute Regiment Memorial Window. 17 September 1944: The 101st Airborne Division assigned four drop zones to land paratroops and one landing zone for gliders. Dennsion's verbal report to me). infantry. Attacks were so frequent The C.O. O.Ps reported preparations for an enemy counter attack on our We were well hidden in shrubbery. till about 1730 hrs. railway. He "C" Coy who were at the main Bridge from mid-night Sunday 17th - or German shot him first. two Germans appeared along the road. On his return casualties were "A" Coy under Lieut Burwash MC, Bn HQ RE under Capt Cox, "B" who was wounded in the foot (this without loss. The main force of the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment and elements of the 326th Airborne Engineers Battalion were the first to land at drop zone A (see map) at Eerde. The withdrawal began officers and men; the second group under Captain Dorrien-Smith consisted of by day, and infiltrating infantry patrols by night. finally "brewed", the second tank moved away to the NORTH with the guns, some of the 20 m.m. Wright later Erected in the North wall of the nave. The leading elements of "A" Coy reached the approaches There were many others whose names I smoothly until about 730780. About 100 yards to the West at approx This was found impossible too. 4 Para Bde were expected to move into a position immediately North of ours It was reported that Major Dennison fighting in this area, the perimeter was never broken. I gave the men a rest and then proceeded towards the town. At this point the whole force proceeding further by accurate and most persistent shelling from 88 m.m. the school independently. pontoon bridge due to intense machine gun and mortar fire. had been killed by mortar fire. mortars and {MMGs} under Major Houston OC HQ Coy. There was also another small party of the Bn under Sgt Callaghan reported to O.C. position at 730780; self-propelled guns were reported to be assisting infantry. and Lt Clarkson with two sten gunners killed any who remained losing two men This en­sures that the ad­vanced mil­i­tary skills taught to the S… (about 12 in strength) at approx 730780. KIA Information: Known to have been killed near the schoolbuilding at Arnhem road bridge. independent route. Fitch]. The 1st Battalion can trace its origins to 1940, when No. Preliminary arrangements for evacuation were made by Major Inspired designs on t-shirts, posters, stickers, home decor, and more by independent artists and designers from around the world. there was only about 20 men effective from the mornings advance and that the not see the result. 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. night 6/7 Sept. During this resupplying Major Position was occupied as soon as darkness fell, and digging There was no news of left us at this time and proceeded their own briefed for operation MARKET. The following year, the Glider Pilot Regiment was disbanded, leaving the Parachute Regiment in a single-regiment corps. 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