3rd Parachute Battalion

3rd Parachute Battalion went into to battle with 588 men, 70 were killed, 23 of them are missing since.

Name: GRAHAM, Thomas Edward

Rank: Lance Sergeant

Age: 24

No. 3653653

Unit: 9th Platoon C Company

Missing since:17-09-1944

Next of Kin: Burnley, Lancashire.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Known to have been killed when ambushing a German lorry on the Bilderberglaan, near the junction with Valkenburglaan.

 

(See map below A5)

 

 

 


Name: BALL, Lloyd Peter

Rank: Private

Age: 19

No. 14692185

Unit: A Company

Missing since:18-09-1944

Next of Kin: Birmingham.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

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

 


Name: KEARNS, Bernard Paul

Rank: Private

Age: 31

No. 4040002

Unit: ?

Missing since:18-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Daisy Kearns, of Monkmoor, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

Groesbeek Panel: 9

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

 

 


Name: CHAMPION, Eric

Rank: Private

Age: 26

No. 5498767

Unit: HQ Company

Missing since:19-09-1944

Next of Kin: Ringwood, Hampshire.

Groesbeek Panel: 9

KIA Information: Known to have been buried by the Dutch Red Cross in the grounds of St Elisabeth Hospital, Arnhem.

 

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Name: PERRYMAN, Dennis William Robert

Rank: Sergeant

Age: 28

No. 5189259

Unit: HQ Company

Missing since:20-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Very Gwendolen Perryman, of Kingswood, Bristol.

Son of William and Florence Perryman.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Known to have been killed together with his Commanding Officer, Major Houston in the Oude Kraan area, Arnhem.

 

(See map below E5)

 

Could he possible be the unknown Sergeant on Arnhem-Oosterbeek War Cemetery grave 19.A.20, who  was buried at Moscowa Cemetery who was identified as an unknown Sergeant of 3rd Parachute Battalion

 

 


Name: STANLEY, Walter Hickman

Rank: Lance-Corporal

Age: 34

No. 5121459

Unit: A.Company

Missing since:20-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of E.M. Stanley, of Birmingham.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Known to have been killed by tank fire, when fighting in some fields North of the river Rhinebank, at Rosandepolder, Oosterbeek.

 

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Name: BLAKELEY, Ivor

Rank: Sergeant

Age: 24

No. 3190715

Unit: A.Company

Missing since:22-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Helen J. Blakeley, of Burnfoot, Roxburghshire.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Known to have been killed by German hand grenade in his slit trench. Buried in the garden of the Breman family, Benedendorpsweg 119, Oosterbeek

 

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Name: NEWMAN, Albert Henry

 Rank: Private

Age: 24

No. 5121053

Unit: 4th Platoon, B. Company

Missing since:25-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Samuel J.T. and Emily May Newman ,of Dunchurch, Warwickshire.

Groesbeek Panel: 9

KIA Information: Known to have been killed during the withdrawal when the boat he was in, was hit by a mortarbomb or a shell.

 

Believed to be one of the soldiers in the double grave 15.I3 at Jonkerbos War Cemetery, both soldiers were recovered from the river Rhine on 13-11-1944 at a place called Maurik.

National Archive Record WO 361/635

Name: HILDYARD-TODD, William

Rank: Sergeant

Age: 24

No. 6459454

Unit: A. Company

Missing since:17-09-1944

Next of Kin: Spalding, Lincolnshire.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in an attack near the junction of  Wolfhezerweg-Utrechtseweg.

 

(See map below C3)

 

Could it be the unknown Sergeant buried at Arnhem-Oosterbeek War Cemetery Grave 19.C.3?


Name: HAMPTON, Joseph

Rank: Corporal

Age: 25

No. 3858187

Unit: ?

Missing since:18-09-1944

Next of Kin: Spalding, Lincolnshire.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

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


Name: SHARP, Henry Robert

Rank: Lance-Sergeant

Age: 29

No. 6099924

Unit: 8th Platoon, C. Company

Missing since:18-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Frances L. Sharp, of Leyton, Sussex.

Son of Charles and Constance Sharp.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

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

 


Name: HASLAM, James

Rank: Private

Age: 19

No. 14413401

Unit: HQ. Company

Missing since:19-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Mavis Roberta Haslam, of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.

Son of Stanley and Catherine Haslam.

Groesbeek Panel: 9

KIA Information: It is known to have been killed in the area Oude Kraan, Arnhem.

 

(See map below E5)

 

National Archive Record WO 361/635


Name: HOUSTON, James Ivor "Happy"

 Rank: Major

Age: 32

No. 53748

Unit: HQ. Company Commander

Missing since:20-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Lorna Houston, of Weyhill, Hampshire.

Son of Mr and Mrs James Houston.

Groesbeek Panel: 5

KIA Information: Known to have been killed with Sergeant Perryman in the area Oude Kraan, Arnhem.

 

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Name: SUMMERFIELD, Robert Henry

 Rank: Corporal

Age: 26

No. 3058103

Unit: 9th Platoon, C. Company

Missing since:20-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Robert Henry and Jane Summerfield, of Gullane, East Lothian.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Known to have been killed near the schoolbuilding at Arnhem road bridge.

 

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Name: FELTON, Albert

 Rank: Private

Age: 24

No. 5337793

Unit: 4th Platoon, B. Company

Missing since:25-09-1944

Next of Kin: London.

Groesbeek Panel: 9

KIA Information: Known to have been killed during the withdrawal when the boat he was in, was hit by a mortarbomb or a shell.

 

Believed to be one of the soldiers in the double grave 15.I3 at Jonkerbos War Cemetery, both soldiers were recovered from the river Rhine on 13-11-1944 at a place called Maurik.

National Archive Record WO 361/635


Name: MCDOUGALL, John

 Rank: Private

Age: 21

No. 2992751

Unit: ? Company

Missing since:20-11-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Archibald and Mary McDougall, of Johnstone, Renfrewshire.

Groesbeek Panel: 9

KIA Information: Known specific information is known about his death.

Name: AYERS, George

Rank: Private

Age: 24

No. 5382108

Unit: ?

Missing since:18-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Evelyn May Ayers, of Tissman's Common, Sussex.

Groesbeek Panel: 9

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name: HIBBURT, Peter Leslie

Rank: Lieutenant

Age: 21

No. 243546

Unit: 7th Platoon Commander,                       C Company

Missing since:18-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Alfred Charles and Hariclia Hibbert, of Pett's Wood, Kent.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Last seen near the northern end of the ramp of the Rhine bridge at Arnhem.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name: ATKINSON, William

Rank: Private

Age: 36

No. 4120961

Unit: B. Company

Missing since:19-09-1944

Next of Kin: Liverpool.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Known to have been buried by the Dutch Red Cross in the grounds of St Elisabeth Hospital, Arnhem.

 

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Name: PETTIT, Billy

Rank: Private

Age: 23

No. 4694607

Unit: B. Company

Missing since:19-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Freda Pettit, of Thornhill Lees, Dewsbury, Yorkshire.

Son of Arthur and Alice May Pettit.

Groesbeek Panel: 9

KIA Information: Known to have been buried by the Dutch Red Cross in the grounds of St Elisabeth Hospital, Arnhem.

 

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Name: RICHE, Edward, Marcus

Rank: Private

Age: 31

No. 7903497

Unit: ?

Missing since:20-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Ethel A. Riche, of Croydon, Surrey.

Son of Ernest and Agnes Riche.

Groesbeek Panel: 9

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name: SMITH, George Lisle

Rank: Lance-Sergeant

Age: 29

No. 4463815

Unit: A. Company

Missing since:21-09-1944

Next of Kin: Cullercoats.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Reported wounded, believed made Prisoner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name: HOLDING,Donald

Rank: Private

Age: 23

No. 4463815

Unit: HQ. Company

Missing since:25-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of William and Alice Holding of, Wolverhampton.

Groesbeek Panel: 9

KIA Information: Known to have died of gun shot wounds to the chest and abdomen in the St Elisabeth Hospital on 24-9-1944.

 

(See map below E4)