1st Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery

1st Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery went into to battle with 191 men, 23 were killed, 13 of them are missing since.

Name: BOOTH, Henry

Rank: Gunner

Age: 21

No. 14242303

Unit: A Troop

Missing since:17-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Bertha Booth, of Rye, Sussex.

Groesbeek Panel: 2

KIA Information: He was either killed in the glider he was in whilst landing, or killed shortly after leaving the glider.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name: HAMMOND, Ronald

Rank: Gunner

Age: 25

No. 1448688

Unit: HQ Troop

Missing since:19/20-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Frederick John and Florence Hammond, of Barrow-in-Furness,Lancashire.

Groesbeek Panel: 2

KIA Information: Known to have been been killed by mortar fire in a garden behind 1st Parachute Brigade HQ near Arnhem road Bridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(See map below F6)


Name: LOCK, Arthur Frederick

Rank: Gunner

Age: 24

No. 875607

Unit: B Troop

Missing since:20/21-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Nora Daisy Elvira Lock, of Banbury, Oxfordshire.

Son of Joseph and Beatrice Lock

Groesbeek Panel: 2

KIA Information: Known to have died of his wounds in a First Aid Post near the Arnhem road bridge area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Collection P. Reinders)


Name: WARWICK, Thomas Stanley

Rank: Gunner

Age: 22

No. 1427378

Unit: P Troop

Missing since:23-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Beryl Elsie Warwick, of King's Norton, Birmingham.

Groesbeek Panel: 2

KIA Information: Known to have been killed behind his 17 pounder gun, west of Hartenstein, Gunner Richardson and Gunner Larkin, who were operating on the same also got killed on the same time.

 

(See map below C5)

 

The Evening Despatch

05-12-1944

Gunner Warwick

(collection N.Jesko)


Name: ROBSON, George

Rank: Gunner

Age: 26

No. 1491471

Unit: C Troop

Missing since:26-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Stephen and Emily Robson, of Cramlington, Northumberland.

Groesbeek Panel: 2

KIA Information: Known to have been killed whilst driving a jeep towing a 6 pounder gun, on 17-09-1944, near the crossroad Utrechtseweg-Van Borsellenweg, he was buried there beside the road and destroyed battery jeep.

 

 (See map below C4)

 

Name: RAMS, Max

Rank: Sergeant

Age: 28

No. 1094468

Unit: D Troop

Missing since:18-09-1944

Next of Kin: Enfield Highway, Middlesex.

Groesbeek Panel: 1

KIA Information: Said to have been wounded in the Mariendaal area, and murdered by the Germans when the Aid Post he was in was over run by SS Troops.


Name: COOK, Leslie Ronald

Rank: Bombardier

Age: 21

No. 872059

Unit: P Troop

Missing since:20-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Thomas and Florence Cook, of Lawford, Essex.

Groesbeek Panel: 2

KIA Information: Said to be killed somewhere along the Utrechtseweg.

 

5.8ft-light hair

 

The grave 1.C.18 at Arnhem-Oosterbeek war cemetery holds the body of an unknown Bombardier found in the mass grave at house "De Vergarde" at the Utrechtseweg. However there is no proof other then the same body lenght this is the body of Bombardier Cook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name: FORDER, Frederick George

Rank: Gunner

Age: ?

No. 1137514

Unit: HQ Troop

Missing since:21-09-1944

Next of Kin: Yarmouth.

Groesbeek Panel: 2

KIA Information: Said to be have been died of wounds in the Hartenstein Hotel.

 

(See map below C6)


Name: RICHARDSON, Albert Cornwall

Rank: Gunner

Age: 27

No. 14208187

Unit: P Troop

Missing since:25-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Frank and Alice Richardson, of Walworth, London.

Groesbeek Panel: 2

KIA Information Known to have been killed behind his 17 pounder gun, west of Hartenstein, Gunner Warwick and Gunner Larkin, who were operating on the same also got killed on the same time.

 

(See map below C5)


Name: WEATHERELL, Harry Brayton

Rank: Gunner

Age: 28

No. 11423301

Unit: HQ Troop

Missing since:19-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Greta Weatherell, of Shildon, County Durham.

Son of Harry Davidson and Sarah Jane Weatherell.

Groesbeek Panel: 2

KIA Information: He was driving in a jeep with Captain Bear, and was killed when it was shot up in Oosterbeek, probably in the Hartenstein Hotel area.

 

 

 

 

 


Name: RYDEN, Lionel George Henry

Rank: Lance Bombardier

Age: 21

No. 872082

Unit: C Troop

Missing since:20-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of George H and Shelagh May Ryden, of Colwyn Bay, Denbigshire.

Groesbeek Panel: 2

KIA Information: Known to have been killed near the church at Oosterbeek in a slit trench. A officer stated that he was killed in a jeep at Utrechtseweg, but this seems to be a case mistaken identity

 

5.10ft Brown hair

 

(See map below E6/7)


Name: BAXTER, Bertie

Rank: Gunner

Age: 36

No. 1070053

Unit: D Troop

Missing since:21-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Elsie Baxter, of Windhill, Shipley, Yorkshire.

Groesbeek Panel: 2

KIA Information: Known to have been killed by his 17 pounder gun in front of the Hartenstein Hotel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(See map below C6)


Name: OGDEN, Ronald

Rank: Gunner

Age: 18

No. 14711343

Unit: C Troop

Missing since:26-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Walter George and Winnifred Amy Ogden, of Downend, Glouchestershire.

Groesbeek Panel: 2

KIA Information: Killed  during a German barrage on the tennis courts of Hartenstein sport grounds.

 

(See map below C5)