1st Airlanding Squadron, Reconnaissance Corps, RAC

1st Airlanding Squadron  went into to battle with 182 men, 28 were killed, 3 of them are missing since.

Name: GILES, David

Rank: Trooper

Age: 32

No. 3445870

Unit: C. Troop

Missing since:25-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Muriel Giles, of Crumpsall, Manchester.

Groesbeek Panel: 1

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in the Planken Wambuis area, ambush on 19-09-1944.

 

Brown hair-6ft

 

(See map below B/C.1)

 

Believed to be the unknown soldier in grave 1.B.3 Arnhem-Oosterbeek War Cemetery

Name: HOLDERNESS, George Ellis

Rank: Squadron Quarter Master Sergeant

Age: 30

No. 5379474

Unit: HQ Troop

Missing since:25-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Marie Holderness, of Thorton Heath, Surrey.

Son of Charles Ernest and Rose Holderness.

Groesbeek Panel: 1

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in the night of 25/26-09-1944, 200m west behind Tafelberg Hotel when the party his was with run into enemy machine-gun fire.

 

Dark hair-5.9ft

 

(See map D6)

Name: TICKLE, Stanley

Rank: Trooper

Age: 33

No. 3460967

Unit: C. Troop

Missing since:25-09-1944

Next of Kin: Manchester.

Groesbeek Panel: 1

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in the night of 25/26-09-1944, 200m west behind Tafelberg Hotel when the party his was with run into enemy machine-gun fire.

 

(See map D6)