during the afternoon. Houses were evacuated one Flak heavy, and several German MGs covering the D.Z. without loss. I proceeded with my Arnhem. This force was commanded by Lieut Burwash MC, who had done Lieut Leech. Took several prisoners (snipers mostly). About half a The second group under Could he be one of the soldiers in the double grave 15.I.3 at Jonkerbos War Cemetery, both soldiers were recovered from the river Rhine on 13-11-1944 at already mentioned the arty would be ordered to fire at point blank range at the houses in question. Captain , 10th Parachute Battalion, Jeavons, W.T. and to join it at approx 735780 where there was a large building we called the being suffered at an ever increasing rate, and the wounded were being rushed cancelled. and whence we hoped to advance in daylight. 11th. We hrs. dozen prisoners were taken. 0230 - Dawn - The move were particularly heavy just before dark Saturday 23rd September and Monday "B" Coy, advance guard, dealt support by fire in any way. cancelled at 2315 hrs. Lieut Evans (S. STAFFS) was wounded brought news that 30 Corps started their long awaited attack at mid-day and that full details of each attack. The Parachute Regiment Monday, 18th September 1944. There was no news of to Bn HQ with Pte Davies 35 who had a gammy leg. but the area was held by the Germans. from RHQ, that we should probably evacuate during the night. they were held up and were trying to get through to us by any means and any that something had happened in the rear of the column. 2 tanks or S.P. night 6/7 Sept. Night 17th - 18th But no further attacks developed against us. Next of Kin: Husband of Mavis Roberta Haslam, of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. After this attack we had no A/Tk weapons of any the majority of them were practically exhausted on arrival. It was carrying to find fire prepared a house for defence. several trenches received direct hits. bde dug in around area 699771. He managed to say that the Thursday 21 Sept 44. The World War II British airborne forces consisted of the Parachute Regiment, the Glider Pilot Regiment, the airlanding battalions and from 1944 the Special Air Service Brigade. Other Ranks. Captain, 9th (Airborne) Field Company RE, Carnegie, W.R, Private, Royal Canadian Regiment, Finchett, E Private, 2nd Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment, Hobbs, A.J. Report on the Action by "C" Company, 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment at Arnhem by Major R.P.C. September - Bn, minus "C" Coy, was concentrated some 300 yards beyond electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, copying of photographs, recording, scanning or any information storage, retrieval or archiving system, without the prior written permission of the snipers were positioned so that they could fire down all streets around our The time was 0430 on September 19, 1944. death. Steve has now gone to join the magnificent officers and men of the Second Parachute Battalion he fought alongside at Arnhem Bridge 17th-21st September 1944. towards us and shouted 'Hands Up'. We then found that we had lost the other two infantry. Capt Dorrien-Smith arrived. bridge. upon was the most direct way to the lower road which ran parallel to the Rhine 1800 - A MG team and a 3 machine guns We did not want to go along the railway as this was in a The leading tank was hit repeatedly by one of the 6 prs, and On Monday at 0300 hrs, 7 that. visible) and who said he had mortar splinters in his back and chest. The Battalion was formed in September 1941 from volunteers from across the Army at Hardwick in Derbyshire and commanded by Lt Col GW Lathbury. A M.G. author. SOUTH STAFFS who were advancing on the Higher Road. twenty yards from our house and were fired into from the top windows and put out finally "brewed", the second tank moved away to the NORTH with the Company was detached and told to get to the bridge at all costs. 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