JUST ORDINARY MEN. HQ Troop, 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron, 1st British Airborne Division (WW2) - HQ Trp. 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Sqn
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                                                             '' The Forgotten One ''

Why does know one pause at my grave.  After all i too was brave

They pass me by and kneel and pray at a near by grave or across the way

I also fought for what was right and here i lie day and night

Is there a reason they pass me by?  If there is please tell me why

I turned away with puzzled mind the answer to his words to find

Then i looked upon the stone a gallant soldier name unknown

So remember if you pass his way.  Pause a while and chat and pray.



1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron




Baker - Alan - L/Cpl 14277635 - Killed 19.9.1944 - Found Body on Ginkel Heath beside Amsterdamsweg


Brawn - Fredrick - Tpr 14286483 - Killed 19.9.1944 - Found Body on Ginkel Heath beside Amsterdamsweg


Bucknell - Peter - Lt 237712 - Killed 17.9.1944 - Found Body in the garden of Duitssekampweg 9


Irala - Jose - Tpr 14428239 - Killed 22.9.1944 - Found Body grounds of St. Elizabeth Hospital


Platt - Horace - Capt 224694 - Killed 23.9.1944 - Murdered by the Germans at Brummen while P.O.W.


Wood - Henry - Tpr 5345293 - Killed 11.9.1943 - Killed in ambush near Locorotondo


Weaver - John - Tpr 14642400 - Killed 19.9.1944 - Found Body 180 meters west of Hartenstein Hotel


Walker - Thomas - Tpr 14642400 - Killed 24.9.1943 - Found Body corner of Orangjeweg and Bothaweg


Tickle - Stanley - Tpr 3460967 - Killed 26.9.1943 - No known grave


Stacey - William - L/Sjt 6087978 - Killed 17.9.1944 - Found Body in the 'Onder de Bomen'


Southwell - Peter - L/Cpl 5507635 - Killed 3.5.1945 - No further information


Sloper - Wilfred - Cpl 5498161 - Killed 11.9.1943 - Killed in ambush near Locorotondo


Salmon - James - Tpr 14655734 - Killed 19.9.1944 - Found Body on Ginkel Heath beside Amsterdamseweg


Rew - William - Tpr 14297309 - Killed 11.7.1944 - Killed on exercise due to parachute failure


Quince - Lance - Cpl 534766 - Killed 11.9.1943 - Killed in ambush near Locorotondo


Reid - Peter - Tpr 79390411 - Killed 1.9.1943 - No further information


Powell - Donald - - Tpr 14215611 - Killed 10.9.1943 - No further information


Potts - Richard - Cpl 3602724 - Killed 13.11.1944 - Died of Wounds in a hospital in Apeldoorn


Pearson - Hubert - Lt 245254 - Killed 19.9.1944 - Found Body on Ginkel Heath beside Amsterdamseweg


Pascal - Alan - Lt 311027 - Killed 24.9.1944 - Found Body corner Orangjeweg and Bothaweg


Park - John - Capt 109575 - Killed 24.9.1944 - Found body corner Orangjeweg and Bothaweg


Mason - Desmond - Cpl 6920757 - Killed 20.9.1944 - Found Body corner of Zonneheuvelweg


Mackroy - R - Sjt 4031839 - Killed 6.5.1943 - No other Information


McSkimmings - Raymond - Tpr 1458399 - Killed 19.9.1944 - Found Body Ginkel Heath beside Amsterdamseweg


McGregor - Thomas - L/Sjt 14363788 - Killed 17.9.1944 - Found Body in garden Duitskampweg 9
McNabb - Trevor - Lt 245232 - Killed 27.9.1944 - Severely wounded by the Germans at Bremmen while P.O.W.  Died of wounds at RC Hospital Enschede


McGlew - Robert - Tpr 7666653 - Killed 21.4.1945 - Germany


Kay - George - Sjt 3854428 - Not known when killed - No other information known


Ireland J - No other information Known


Holderness - George - E Squadron QMS 5379474 - Killed 25.9.1944 - Killed west of Tafelberg Hotel - No known grave


Goulding - Leslie - Tpr 6853872 - Killed 17.9.1944 - Found Body in garden Duitsekampweg 9


Gorringe - Edward - Tpr 5727051 - Killed 17.9.1944 - Found Body in garden Duitsekampweg 9


Giles - David - Tpr 3445870 -  No Known Grave


Edmond - William - Tpr 3060103 - Killed 17.9.1944 - Found Body in garden of Duitsekampweg 9


Christie - John - Lt 237906 - Killed 20.9.1944 - Found Body 100 meters west Hartenstein Hotel


Chilton - Fredrick - Tpr 6853998 - Found Body in front of Tafelberg Hotel


Cairns - Leo - Cpl 3602783  - killed 26.9.1944 - Drowned during withdrawal.  Body Found 17.10.1944


Brumwell - Ronald - Tpr 14286483 - Killed 17.9.1944 - Found Body in the garden of Duitsekampweg 9




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