2nd Parachute Battalion

2nd Parachute Battalion went into to battle with 525 men, 63 were killed, 16 of them are missing since.

Name: `LONEY, William "Ginger"

Rank: Lance-Corporal

Age: 21

No. 935393

Unit: 8th Platoon, C. Company

Missing since:17-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of William Loney and Mary Ellen Loney, of Dewsbury, Yorkshire

KIA Information: Known to have been killed by German MG fire on the Utrechtsestraat 63 while entering Arnhem after dark, together with Private Norman Shipley.

 

Lance-Corporal on Arnhem - Oosterbeek War Cemetery 20.B.7.

Case send for indentification to CWGC/MOD in 2007 never received a response!.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name: `BURNS, William

Rank: Sergeant

Age: 33

No. 3196639

Unit: 8th Platoon, C. Company

Missing since:18-09-1944

Next of Kin: Glasgow

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in de garden of Utrechtsestraat 31, Arnhem.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name: `McCREATH, William

Rank: Sergeant

Age: 28

No. 534260

Unit: Mortar Platoon, Support Company

Missing since:19-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Mrs M McCreath, of Tottenham, Middlesex.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information:Known to have been killed by shrapnel in the garden of a house near the Arnhem Rhine Bridge.


Name: WADDILOVE, Charles

Rank: Corporal

Age: 31

No. 14534710

Unit: PIAT Section

1st Platoon   A Company

Missing since:19-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Ivy Ethel B. Waddilove, of East Howe, Bournemouth, Hampshire.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information:  Known to have died from stomach wounds in an aid post near Arnhem Bridge.

 

Brown hair-5.8ft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name: ELLINGFORD, George Edward

Rank: Private

Age: 21

No. 5835386

Unit: Assault Platoon, S.Company

Missing since:21-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of John Edward and Mary Ann Ellingford, of Brighton, Sussex.

Groesbeek Panel: 9

KIA Information:  No specific information is known about his death.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name: RIDDLE, Ernest

Rank: Lance-Sergeant

Age: 27

No. 6211062

Unit: HQ Company

Missing since:21-03-1945

Next of Kin: Son of George Albert amd Annie Riddle, of Marylebone, London.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information:  Known to have died at Stalag IXB and buried in Wegscheide POW Cemetery, Bad Orb, Hessen, reburied in Durnbach War Cemetery in September 1947, however, the Lance-Corporal body could not be traced.

Name: PRATT, Thomas Alfred

Rank: Private

Age: 25

No. 2657936

Unit: C. Company

Missing since:17-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Mr and Mrs T.A. Pratt of, Birmingham.

Groesbeek Panel: 9

KIA Information: Known to somewhere along the Utrechtseweg in Arnhem.


Name: CREW, William Frederick

Rank: Private

Age: 24

No. 1553167

Unit: Support Company

Missing since:18-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Susan Elizabeth Crew of, Brockley, London.

Groesbeek Panel: 9

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in the Arnhem Bridge area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name: ROUGHSEDGE, Wallace

Rank: Private

Age: 21

No. 1440911

Unit: Signal Platoon, HQ Company

Missing since:19-09-1944

Next of Kin: St Albans.

Groesbeek Panel: 9

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in the Arnhem Bridge area.

 

 


Name: `MOON, Ronald William Albert

Rank: Private

Age: 23

No. 6351076

Unit: B Company

Missing since:20-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of William H and Winifred M. Moon, of Southborough, Tunbriddge Wells, Kent.

                       Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information:Known to have been killed in the back garden of  Dr Niekerk's house, Eusebiusbinnensingel 18 at Arnhem, by a bullet or shrapnel

 

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Name: `NICHOLLS, Frederick Stanley

Rank: Private

Age: 32

No. 5672142

Unit: ?

Missing since:21-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Albert Thomas Nicholls and Elizabeth Nicholls.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information:Known to have been killed in Arnhem road bridge area at Arnhem.

Name: SHIPLEY, Norman William

Rank: Private

Age: 22

No. 4208293

Unit: C. Company

Missing since:17-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Mrs E. Shipley, of Leicester.

Groesbeek Panel: 9

KIA Information:  Known to have been killed by German MG fire on the Utrechtsestraat 63 while entering Arnhem after dark, together with Lance-Corporal William Loney.

 

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Name: HIGGINS, James

Rank: Private

Age: 23

No. 2044354

Unit: Signal Platoon, HQ Company

Missing since:19-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Elizabeth May Higgins of Fentone, Stoke on Trent.

Son of William and Nelly Higgins.

Groesbeek Panel: 9

KIA Information:  Known to have been wounded in the Arnhem Bridge area, and taken POW on 21/22-09-1944.

National Archive Record WO 361/642


Name: RUSSELL, William John Golding

Rank: Private

Age: 22

No. 2060433

Unit: Royal Engineers attd to

HQ Company

Missing since:19-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Henry George and Florence Russell, of Chatham.

Groesbeek Panel: 9

KIA Information:  No specific information is known about his death.


Name: DODDS, Fred Whyshall

Rank: Private

Age: 24

No. 5053340

Unit: ?

Missing since:21-09-1944

Next of Kin: ?

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in the Arnhem Bridge area, on 19-09-1944.

National Archive Record WO 361/642


Name: SADLER, Leslie David

Rank: Private

Age: 20

No. 14529484

Unit: 9 Platoon, C. Company

Missing since:25-09-1944

Next of Kin:Husband of M.A. Sadler, of Balsall Heath, Staffordshire.

Son of David and Dorothy Sadler.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Known to have been killed by a sniper in a meadow near the Oosterbeek railway Bridge on 17-09-1944.

 

Light Brown hair-5.9ft

 

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Believed to be the unknown soldier in grave 18.A.14 on Arnhem-Oosterbeek War Cemetery.