Glider Pilot Regiment, Army Air Corps

The Glider Pilot Regiment went into to battle with 1262 men, 229 were killed, 47 of them are missing since.

Name: WINKWORTH, Charles William

Rank: Sergeant

Age: 22

No. 5110811

Unit: C Squadron

Missing since:17-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Mary Elizabeth Winkworth, of Belfast, Northern Ireland

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Known to have been killed when the Hamilcar (318) glider he was in overturned on landing, fatally wounded his co-pilot S/Sgt D.A. White. The body of Sergeant Winkworth could not be removed, and most likely was burned when the Germans set fire to the gliders after capturing the landing en droppingzones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name: BASHFORTH, Arthur Lionel

Rank: Staff-Sergeant

Age: 26

No. 4750116

Unit: 8 Flight, D Squadron

Missing since:18-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of lionel and Maud Bashforth, of Holylandswaine, Yorkshire.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Known to have been killed on or shortly after landing.


Name: EVANS, John

Rank: Sergeant

Age: 20

No. 14555670

Unit: 8 Flight, D Squadron

Missing since:18-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Sarah Irene Wise, of Astley Bridge,Bolton,Lancashire.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Known to have been killed when his glider crashed on landing and was destroyed by fire.


Name: PALMER, John

Rank: Staff-Sergeant

Age: 25

No. 1550711

Unit: 21 Flight, D Squadron

Missing since:18-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Emile William and Kate Palmer, of Hextable, Swanley, Kent.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

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

(flew glider 393)

 


Name: WILLIAMS, Llewelyn Elwyn

Rank: Sergeant

Age: 19

No. 2737860

Unit:22 Flight, D Squadron

Missing since:18-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of William Cadwaladr and Morfydd Williams, of Wrexham, Denbigshire.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Last seen on 19-09-1944, at the Hulkensteinseweg area, Oosterbeek.

 


Name: JOHNSON, Peter David

Rank: Sergeant

Age: 19

No. 1878043

Unit: 20 Flight, B Squadron

Missing since:19-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Arthur William and Alice Johnson.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Last seen in the area later known as "the Dell" in the gorunds of the Municipal Museum at Arnhem.

 

(See map below E5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name: WRIGHT, John

Rank: Staff-Sergeant

Age: 25

No. 951021

Unit:  25 Flight, G Squadron

Missing since:19-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Joseph and Mary C Wright, of Townhead, Glasgow.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Was killed by shrapnel at 11.00hrs, His body was not buried and left about 50 yards west of the Old Church at Oosterbeek.

 

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Name: GRAHAM, John Frederick

Rank: Staff-Sergeant

Age: 22

No. 1946447

Unit:  14 Flight, F Squadron

Missing since:20-09-1944

Next of Kin: Orpington

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in a trench on the Sonnenberg estate ,by a mortar bomb.

 

Believed to be buried as the unkown soldier in grave 18.A.20 on Arnhem-Oosterbeek War Cemetery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name: WHYBORN, Philip Ernest

Rank: Sergeant

Age: 21

No. 5734403

Unit:  19 Flight, B Squadron

Missing since:20-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of John George and Ethel Minnie Whyborn, of Erdington, Birmingham.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name: SHARROCK, James Johnson

Rank: Sergeant

Age: 31

No. 3606728

Unit:  6 Flight, C Squadron

Missing since:22-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Thomas William and Elizabeth Ellen Sharrock , of Westhoughton, Lancashire.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information:
Known to have been wounded on 22nd, there is a list of wounded men which shows a Sergeant J Tarrock, probably made up in one of the Aid Posts in Oosterbeek, which could have been a mix up with J. Sharrock.

 

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Name: ALLISON, Gordon Stanley

Rank: Sergeant

Age: 23

No. 2061978

Unit:   Flight, E Squadron

Missing since:24/25-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of William Burdett and Minnie Margaret Allison, of Surbiton, Surrey.

Groesbeek Panel:8

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name: BRUCE, Reginald Charles

Rank: Sergeant

Age: 23

No. 6203726

Unit:  HQ, F Squadron

Missing since:25-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of James Alfred and Maud Bruce, of Harrow, Weald, Middlesex.

Groesbeek Panel:8

KIA Information: Known to have been wounded.

 

There is a small indication that points to the unknown Sergeant buried at Arnhem-Oosterbeek War Cemetery grave 5.B.17


Name: JEAVONS, Wilfred Thomas

Rank: Sergeant

Age: 26

No. 6203726

Unit:  , C Squadron

Missing since:25-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of James Alfred and Maud Bruce, of Harrow, Weald, Middlesex.

Groesbeek Panel:8

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

 

Known to have been buried at Maurik Cemetery, found in the River on 20-10-1944, reburied at Jonkerbos War Cemetery in either grave 15.I.1 or 15.I.2


Name: TOMLINSON, Edwin Bernard Ernest

Rank: Sergeant

Age: 26

No. 2364380

Unit:  3 Flight, B Squadron

Missing since:25-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Winifred S.E. Tomlinson, of Rainham, Essex.

Son of Ernest J and Winifred Tomlinson.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Pinned to the ground during enemy attack. and tanks firing from 20 yards and blasted men and guns out of the slit trenches. He wasn't seen after this attack and probably died in area Kerkpad.

 

(see map below E6)


Name: PAINTER, Graham

Rank: Sergeant

Age: 22

No. 1441244

Unit:  4 Flight, B Squadron

Missing since:25-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Mr and Mrs R.F. Painter, of West Worthing, Sussex.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name: WHITE, Alan

Rank:Staff-Sergeant

Age: 22

No. 5957181

Unit:   Flight, C Squadron

Missing since:25/26-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Majorie White, of Watford, Hertfordshire.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

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

Name: WORTHINGTON, Bertram Gordon

Rank: Sergeant

Age: 27

No. 6461931

Unit: 5 Flight,D Squadron

Missing since:17/25-09-1944

Next of Kin: ?

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Known to have been killed on landing, one of the pilots of the glider in which Captain Peter Barron of 2nd (Oban)  Anti-tank battery flew in with.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name: BRALEE, Stanley

Rank: Sergeant

Age: 20

No. 5127615

Unit: 14 Flight, F Squadron

Missing since:18-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Charles  and Ada Bralee, of Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Known to have been wounded on flight to Arnhem, last seen at the RAP at  Duitse Kampweg, Wolfheze, presumable taken to Oosterbeek were he died of his wounds.

 

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Name: LYON, Matthew

Rank: Sergeant

Age: 26

No. 61691

Unit: 9 Flight, G Squadron

Missing since:18-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of George and Alice Lyon, of Scarborough, Yorkshire.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Believed to have been killed on or shortly after landing.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name: RICKWOOD, Gordon Albert

Rank: Sergeant

Age: 23

No. 2044667

Unit: 8 Flight, D Squadron

Missing since:18-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Patricia S. Rickwood, of Eltham, London.

Son of William and Ada Rickwood.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Known to have been killed by a sniper shorlty after landing on landing zone X.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name: WISEBAD, Julius

Rank: Sergeant

Age: 25

No. 6846961

Unit:  Flight, D Squadron

Missing since:18-09-1944

Next of Kin: London.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name: LIVINGSTON, Duncan Mathieson

Rank: Sergeant

Age: 26

No. 6211353

Unit:  Flight, D Squadron

Missing since:19-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Donald Livingston and Margaret Livingston, of East Kilbride, Lanarkshire.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name: YATES, James Gregory

Rank: Sergeant

Age: 22

No. 2622753

Unit:  Flight, E Squadron

Missing since:19-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of  Charles Frederick and Clara Yates, of Westbourne, Hampshire.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

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

 


Name: MACKENZIE, Bruce

Rank: Sergeant

Age: 21

No. 6461073

Unit:  25 Flight, E Squadron

Missing since:20-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of  Mrs E.F. Mackenzie of Wembley, Middlesex.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Known to have been killed by a sniper on the grounds of the Dreyeroord Hotel on the west corner of Graaf van Rechterenweg and Van Dedemweg.

 

(see map below B6)

 

 


Name: DALLIMORE, Albert John

Rank: Sergeant

Age: 28

No. 1918346

Unit:  19 Flight, B Squadron

Missing since:21-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of  Harold and Mary An Dallimore, of Oakham, Staffordshire.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in a defensive postion near Van Borsellenweg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name: FORRESTER, Robert

Rank: Sergeant

Age: 20

No. 14000080

Unit:   Flight, D Squadron

Missing since:24-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of  Gavin and Marion R Forrester, of Edinburgh.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name: RICHARDS, Arthur Edward

Rank: Sergeant

Age: 23

No. 7599895

Unit: 15 Flight, F Squadron

Missing since:24/25-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Arthur Vernon and Mary Ellen Richards, of Ilford, Essex.

Groesbeek Panel:8

KIA Information:Last seen between Hartensteinlaan and Nassaulaan.

 

(See map below C5)


Name: DAVIES, David Garfield

Rank: Staff-Sergeant

Age: 25

No. 7400698

Unit: 4 Flight, B Squadron

Missing since:25-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Daniel and ruth Davies, of Penclawdd, Glamorgan.

Groesbeek Panel:8

KIA Information:Pinned to the ground during enemy attack. and tanks firing from 20 yards and blasted men and guns out of the slit trenches. He wasn't seen after this attack and believed to have been killed in area Kerkpad.

 


Name: McMILLAN, Alexander Crawford

Rank: Staff-Sergeant

Age: 22

No. 6296502

Unit: 11 Flight, E Squadron

Missing since:25-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Archibald and Grace McMillan, of Sanguhar, Dumfriesshire.

Groesbeek Panel:8

KIA Information:Known to have been killed in the night of the withdrawal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name: BURGE, John Gilbert

Rank: Sergeant

Age: 25

No. 7955094

Unit:  Flight, C Squadron

Missing since:25-09-1944

Next of Kin: Isleworth.

Groesbeek Panel:8

KIA Information: Believed to have been killed in the night of the withdrawal.

 

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Name: SMITH, John Creese

Rank: Sergeant

Age: 23

No. 3962447

Unit:  3 Flight, B Squadron

Missing since:25-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of C.M Smith, of Ton-Pentre, Glamorgan.

Son of Mr and Mrs S.C. Smith

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in A Troop position, 1st A/L Light Regiment.

 

(See map below E6)


Name: WILTON, Donald Claude

Rank:Sergeant

Age: 25

No. 5676468

Unit:   Flight, A Squadron

Missing since:25/27-09-1944

Next of Kin: ?

Groesbeek Panel: 8

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

Name: ADAMS, Norman Vere Maxwell

Rank: Lieutenant

Age: 27

No. 129156

Unit: 13 Flight, D Squadron

Missing since:18-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Hilda Mary Maxwell Adams, of Hunstanton, Norfolk.

Son of Dr Daniel Vere Maxwell and Edith Anne Adams.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Known to have been killed/drowned when his Horsa glider (457) ditched in the North Sea off the coast of England.


Name: CLARK, Alfred Anthony

Rank: Staff-Sergeant

Age: 24

No. 2094037

Unit:  Flight, D Squadron

Missing since:18-09-1944

Next of Kin: Dorset.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in his glider who was under fire and went up in flames, his co-pilot Sgt C. Gell was also killed.

 

Could be buried in grave 30.B.5  or 29.B.2, on Arnhem-Oosterbeek War Cemetery but as these remains were badly burned  it probably would be impossible to idenitify him.

 

 

 


Name: MCARTHY,Albert Francis

Rank: Sergeant

Age: 19

No. 14416034

Unit: 20 Flight, B Squadron

Missing since:18-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Henry Patrick and Gwenllian Abigail McCarthy, of Ely Cardiff.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Known to have been wounded by mortar fire on 21-09-1944, and brought to Tafelberg, where he died of his wounds.

 

 


Name: WATSON, Laurence Frank

Rank: Staff-Sergeant

Age: 25

No. 938652

Unit: Flight, D Squadron

Missing since:18-09-1944

Next of Kin: Croydon.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

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

 

 

 

 

 


Name: GREEN, Kenneth William

Rank: Sergeant

Age: 22

No. 14251832

Unit: 22 Flight, C Squadron

Missing since:19-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of William and Lillian Green, of Walsall, Staffordshire.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Probably killed whilst unloading his glider on the Johannahoeve/Papendal LZ.

 

 

 

 


Name: MURPHY, Thomas

Rank: Sergeant

Age: 29

No. 2030823

Unit:  24 Flight, B Squadron

Missing since:19-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Violet May Murphy, of Tidworth, Hampshire.

Son of William and Ellen Murphy.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Probably killed by shrapnel on the Johannahoeve/Papendal LZ.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name: FISHER, Cyril

Rank: Staff-Sergeant

Age: 24

No. 3458590

Unit:  5 Flight, D Squadron

Missing since:20-09-1944

Next of Kin: Manchester.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name,THOMPSON, David

Rank: Sergeant

Age: 27

No. 2576545

Unit:  9 Flight, G Squadron

Missing since:20-09-1944

Next of Kin:

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Known to have been killed whilst walking in front of a 75mm gun whilst it fired at E Troop position near the old church after dark on 20-09-1944.

Known to have been buried 80 yards west of the church. Said to been found on January 1994 on the Sonnenberg, (now grave 25.C.7) however as this is a total different location this is probably not correct and he is still missing .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name: KERR, David Fisher

Rank: Staff-Sergeant

Age: 24

No. 3387884

Unit:  4 Flight, B Squadron

Missing since:22-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Doreen Kerr, of Eccleston, Lancashire.

Son of David and Georgina Kerr.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Known to have died of his wounds in the RAP at Kate Ter Horst house.

 

Could he be the unknown Staff-Sergeant buried at Arnhem-Oosterbeek War Cemetery 2.A.14.

 

(see map below E6)


Name: NAYLOR, Cyril

Rank: Sergeant

Age: 23

No. 1429025

Unit:   Flight, E Squadron

Missing since:24-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of James and Doris Naylor, of Orpington.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Known to have in a defensive position near Van Borsellenweg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name: ANDERSON, Dermont Green

Rank: Lieutenant

Age: 29

No. 123868

Unit:  5 Flight, B Squadron

Missing since:25-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Caroline Ann Anderson, of Oxhey, Watford, Hertfordshire.

Son of John Jarrold and Mary Pinkerton Anderson

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Known to have been killed by enemy shell fire near his trench at the Valkenburglaan area.

 

Also said to believed to have been killed in the kerkpad area.

 

 

 

 


Name: HARRIS, Howard Steven

Rank: Staff-Sergeant

Age: 24

No. 5113745

Unit:  4 Flight, B Squadron

Missing since:25-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of H.C. and Getrude A. Harris, of Hall Green, Birmingham.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Pinned to the ground during enemy attack. and tanks firing from 20 yards and blasted men and guns out of the slit trenches. He wasn't seen after this attack and believed to have been killed in area Kerkpad.

 

 

 

 

 


Name: WOODS, Roy Oliver

Rank: Staff-Sergeant

Age: 24

No. 847224

Unit:  3 Flight, B Squadron

Missing since:25-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Joseph Ernest and Dorothy Woods, of Southampton.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Known to have been killed during a tank attack in the area Benedendorpsweg/Kneppelhoutweg.

 

(see map below E6)


Name: GITTINGS, John Harrison

Rank: Sergeant

Age: 23

No. 4917002

Unit:  HQ, 2nd Wing

Missing since:25/26-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Frank and Beatrice Mary Gittings, of Walsall, Staffordshire.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Believed to have been killed during the withdrawal to the Rhine .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name: TAYLOR, Frank William

Rank: Sergeant

Age: 26

No. 2193369

Unit: 16  Flight, F Squadron

Missing since:25/26-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Alfred Clyde and Kate Taylor, of Twickenham.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Known to have been killed during the withdrawal to the Rhine .