2nd (Oban) Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery

2nd (Oban) Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery went into to battle with 168 men, 29 were killed, 15 of them are missing since.

Name: CRAWFORD, Robert John

Rank: Sergeant

Age: 33

No. 812875

Unit: F Troop

Missing since:18-09-1944

Next of Kin:

Groesbeek Panel: 1

KIA Information: Know to have drowned when the Hamilcar glider he was in ditched in the North Sea, the anti-tank gun broke loose trapping Sergeant Crawford en Lieutenant McLaren.

 

 

 


Name: BAXTER, Herbert John

Rank: Battery Sergeant Major

Age: 32

No. 790345

Unit: HQ Troop

Missing since:20-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Agnes Josephine Baxter, of Newport , Monmouthsire.

Son of Percy Herbert and Abigail Baxter.

Groesbeek Panel: 1

KIA Information: Known to have been killed on Landingzone "L" at Johannahoeve/Papendal.

 

Li ght Brown Hair- 6ft

 


Name: MACCUISH, Roderick

Rank: Bombardier

Age: 26

No. 869846

Unit: Troop

Missing since:21-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Agnus and Kate Mae MacCuish, of Dunstaffnage, Argyllshire.

Groesbeek Panel: 1

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


Name: BULLOCK, Leslie

Rank: Gunner

Age: 18

No. 14708061

Unit: Troop

Missing since:25-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Arthur and Annie Bullock, of Stoke-on-Trent.

Groesbeek Panel: 2

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

 

Known to have been buried at Maurik Cemetery, and have been re-buried at Jonkerbos War Cemetery 15.I.2 or 15.I.3.


Name: BARRON, Peter Roderick MacGregor

Rank: Captain

Age: 22

No. 223000

Unit: HQ Troop

Missing since:26-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of John and Helen Barron.

Groesbeek Panel: 1

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

 

Brown Hair  5.7ft

 

Name: McLAREN, Robert Leonard

Rank: Lieutenant

Age: 30

No. 220547

Unit: F Troop

Missing since:18-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Violet McLaren of Eastwood, Essex.

Son of Peter Melvin and Jessie Margaret McLaren.

Groesbeek Panel: 1

KIA Information: Know to have drowned when the Hamilcar glider he was in ditched in the North Sea, the anti-tank gun broke loose trapping Sergeant Crawford en Lieutenant McLaren.


Name: McCRACKEN, Robert

Rank: Gunner

Age: 34

No. 1460463

Unit:  Troop

Missing since:20-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Ann McCracken,of Oban, Argyllshire.

Groesbeek Panel: 1

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

 

 


Name: STEELE, Frederick George

Rank: Gunner

Age: 31

No. 1078196

Unit:  Troop

Missing since:21-09-1944

Next of Kin: York.

Groesbeek Panel: 2

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

 

 


Name: SWEETINGHAM, Leonard Richard

Rank: Gunner

Age: 21

No. 1137077

Unit:  Troop

Missing since:25-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Joseph and Mary Agnes Sweetingham, of East Ham, Essex.

Groesbeek Panel: 2

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

 


Name: JONES, Stanley

Rank: Gunner

Age: 32

No. 808548

Unit:  Troop

Missing since:25-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Elizabeth M. Jones, of Clifford, Herefordshire.

Son of William and W Jones.

Groesbeek Panel: 2

KIA Information: Believed to have been killed during the landing on 18-09-1944.

 

Name: FLYNN, Francis Stubbs

Rank: Lance-Sergeant

Age: 33

No. 797719

Unit: F Troop

Missing since:19-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Kathleen Sybil Flynn, of Ashtead, Surrey.

Son of John James and Frances Flynn.

Groesbeek Panel: 1

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

 

 

 

 

 


Name: LOVELL, Seth

Rank: Gunner

Age: 22

No. 14234971

Unit:  Troop

Missing since:21-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Albert and Blanche May Lovell, of Wrexham, Denbighshire.

Groesbeek Panel: 1

KIA Information: Known to have died of his wounds in a RAP, most likely the  Tafelberg Hotel.

 


Name: BURGESS, Dennis Harold

Rank: Gunner

Age: 20

No. 14353270

Unit: Troop

Missing since:23-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Mr and Mrs E.G. Burgess, of Kingswood, Glouchestershire.

Groesbeek Panel: 2

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name: BETHELL, Thomas

Rank: Lance-Bombardier

Age: 30

No. 889055

Unit: Troop

Missing since:25/26-09-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Jessie, S. Bethell, of Troon, Ayrshire.

Groesbeek Panel: 2

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

 

 

 

 


Name: MOORE, Ernest

Rank: Gunner

Age: 22

No. 14568318

Unit: Troop

Missing since:26-09-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Mrs M.E. Moore, of Anerley, Kent.

Groesbeek Panel: 2

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