250 (Airborne) Light Composite Company, Royal Army Service Corps

250 (Airborne) Light Composite Company, Royal Army Service Corps went into to battle with  226 men, 32 were killed, 11 of them are missing since.

Name: BENNETT, Wilfred

Rank: Driver

Age: 24

No. T/244904

Unit:No.2 Platoon

Missing since:18-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Annie Bennett, of Oldham. Son of Mr and Mrs J.H. Bennett.

Groesbeek Panel: 9

KIA Information: Known to have killed in a German ambuh near the Oosterbeek Hoog Station on 19-09-1944.

 

(See map below (A7)


Name: FIELD, Martin

Rank: Driver

Age: 20

No. T/7955403

Unit:No.2 Platoon

Missing since:19-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Mr and Mrs Franklin Field, of Acton, Middlesex.

Groesbeek Panel: 9

KIA Information: Known to have killed in a German ambuh near the Oosterbeek Hoog Station on 19-09-1944. Said to have been buried along Dreyenseweg in a garden between premises 1-9.

 

 

 

 

 

(see map below A7)


Name: HUGGINS, Stanley A

Rank: Driver

Age: 28

No. T/152874

Unit:93 Company RASC attd to HQ

Missing since:21-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Violet L. Huggins, of Richmond, Virginia, USA.

Groesbeek Panel: 9

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

 

 


Name: Sharp, Walter Richard

Rank: Corporal

Age: 31

No. T/151611

Unit:No.2 Platoon

Missing since:25-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Eileen Gldys Sharp, of Gravesend, Kent.

Son of Walter and Harriet Sharp.

Groesbeek Panel: 9

KIA Information: Known to have been killed during the night of the withdrawal, whilst crossing the river Rhine.

Name:  BUTTEN, John Stanley

Rank: Driver

Age: 30

No. T/176187

Unit: No.2 Platoon

Missing since:18/25-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Pearl Butten, of Thatcham, Berkshire. Son of William and Edith Butten.

Groesbeek Panel: 9

KIA Information: Known to have wounded in the German ambush near the Oosterbeek Hoog Station on 19-09-1944, and  died of wounds in a field hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name:  MCKINNON, James Gardiner

Rank: Driver

Age: 26

No. T/121840

Unit: No.2 Platoon

Missing since:19-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Peter and Catherine McKinnon, of Renton, Dunbartonshire.

Groesbeek Panel: 9

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in the German ambush near the Oosterbeek Hoog Station on 19-09-1944.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name: MORTON, James

Rank: Private

Age: 33

No. T/222698

Unit:HQ Platoon

Missing since:22-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Hannah. J. Morton, of Benwall, Newcastle on Tyne.

Groesbeek Panel: 9

KIA Information: Know to have been wounded near Divisional HQ at the Hartenstein Hotel.


Name: ROBINSON, Richard Lawrence

Rank: Driver

Age: 24

No. T/81094

Unit:No.1 Platoon

Missing since:25-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Eileen Gldys Sharp, of Gravesend, Kent.

Son of Peter and Margaret Robinson, of Birkenhead.

Groesbeek Panel: added panel

KIA Information: Known to have been drowned/killed during the night of the withdrawal.

Name: WHITTET, Henry Gray

Rank: Corporal

Age: 35

No. T/234512

Unit:No.2 Platoon

Missing since:18/25-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of George Blair and Mary Ann Whittet, of Dundee.

Groesbeek Panel: 9

KIA Information:Known to have wounded in the German ambush near the Oosterbeek Hoog Station on 19-09-1944, and died of wounds in a field hospital.

 

 

 

Could he be the unknown RASC Corporal in grave 16.A.7 on Arnhem-Oosterbeek War Cemetery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name:  WALFORD, John Walter

Rank: Driver

Age: 28

No. T/191884

Unit: HQ Platoon

Missing since:19-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Elizabeth Walford, of Bow, London.

Groesbeek Panel: 9

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in the Oranjeweg area, near Hartensteinlaan.

 

(see map below C5)


Name: LAW, Albert

Rank: Driver

Age: 33

No. T/177730

Unit:HQ Platoon

Missing since:25-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of E.F. Law, of Harlington, Hayes, Middlesex.

Groesbeek Panel: 9

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