1st Airborne Division Headquarters

Division Headquarters went into to battle with 142 men, 16 were killed, 5 of them are missing since.

Name: GIBSON, Victor

Rank: Private

Age: 25

No. 7612322

Unit: Royal Army Ordnance Corps

Missing since:18-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Clara Gibson, of Meadows, Nottingham.

Groesbeek Panel: 9

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name: BROWN, Robert Duncan

Rank: Staff-Sergeant

Age: 25

No.7596110

Unit: Royal Army Ordnance Corps 

Missing since:25/26-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Robert and Jean S Brown of Glasgow.

Groesbeek Panel:9

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

Name: TOES, James Arthur

Rank: Private

Age: 28

No.5383286

Unit: 2nd Battalion Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, Defence Platoon

Missing since:22-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Arthur and Rose Toes, of Woodlesford, Yorkshire.

Groesbeek Panel: 5

KIA Information: Known to have been killed on the Pietersberg estate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name: SMITH, Wilfred Gordon John

Rank: Private

Age: 21

No.5683032

Unit: 2nd Battalion Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, Defence Platoon

Missing since: 25/26-09-1944

Next of Kin:Son of Wifred and May Smith, of Washford, Somerset.

Groesbeek Panel: 5

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

 

Grave 21.C.6 on Arnhem-Oosterbeek War Cemetery holds the body of an unknown soldier of the 2nd Battalion Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light  Infantry, found at Kneppelhoutweg-Rozenpad

Name: MATTHIEU, Frederick, George

Rank: Private

Age: 22

No.5957159

Unit: 2nd Battalion Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, Defence Platoon

Missing since:25-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Frederick G. and Florence Matthieu, of Leyton, Essex.

Groesbeek Panel: 5

KIA Information: Last seen around Hartenstein Hotel on 25th September.

 

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