4th Battalion Dorsets Arnhem

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  1. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    I am looking for names/rank, etc,etc for those who served with the battalion at Arnhem, any names, or other info most welcome, thanks in advance :)
     
  2. kingarthur

    kingarthur Well-Known Member

    I am sure you probably have these already Philip but nevertheless.

    4th Dorsets
     
  3. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    From Toms site.
    Wally Smith 4th Battalion The Dorset Regiment taken at The Dorset Memorial at Westerbouwing. The Veterans
     

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  4. horsapassenger

    horsapassenger Senior Member

    Philip

    This might help!!

    John
     

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  5. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    Both I have, but thanks for your input anyway guys
     
  6. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    photograph this last march, but thank you also for the input John

    I got 265 names at the moment, but try to get it complete as possible to the 4th Dorset book
     
  7. TomTAS

    TomTAS Very Senior Member

    Hi All,

    Yep saw Wally 2 weeks ago he was in a bad car crash... He's ok now up and about and looking forward to Arnhem again this year....I even gave him the 4th Dorset war dairy which he had not seen before...

    Cheers
    Tom
     
  8. horsapassenger

    horsapassenger Senior Member

    photograph this last march, but thank you also for the input John

    I got 265 names at the moment, but try to get it complete as possible to the 4th Dorset book

    Philip

    If you've copied the file that this list came from then I guess that you've also got the names of all the other people in the Bn that they wrote to.

    John
     
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  9. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    :) yep thats was also helpful John, and glad it was as some info is very useful for the book, in september I have to check on some other units )in these files )involved in this operation to see if anymore information is available.
     
  10. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    anyone out there that lives close to "The Keep"? and visit it regulary
     
  11. horsapassenger

    horsapassenger Senior Member

    :) yep thats was also helpful John, and glad it was as some info is very useful for the book, in september I have to check on some other units )in these files )involved in this operation to see if anymore information is available.

    Philip

    I agree I sent copies of this file to Geert Maassen and Geert Jonker back in September 2010. Geert Jonker did a lot of further investigation and came up with a lot of new information that has been included in the revised RoH.

    John
     
  12. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    They released that stuff just in time
     
  13. horsapassenger

    horsapassenger Senior Member

    They released that stuff just in time

    They were released in October 2008!!
     
  14. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    so in time for the new RoH :)
     
  15. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    anyone might have photographs of stones on the Berlin and Durnbach cemetery?
     
  16. ronald

    ronald Senior Member

    In the Pegasus Journal 1972-1 there is a short list of veterans who
    attended the memorial service at the cemetery in Oosterbeek in 1971.:)
    It mentions a J.E. Pearce but it says ''1 Dorset''. Maybe this is a mistake as
    all the others on the list are in units wich were at Arnhem?


    Ron...
     
  17. TomTAS

    TomTAS Very Senior Member

    Hi Philip,

    Yes I do Durnbach & Berlin....
     
  18. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    In the Pegasus Journal 1972-1 there is a short list of veterans who
    attended the memorial service at the cemetery in Oosterbeek in 1971.:)
    It mentions a J.E. Pearce but it says ''1 Dorset''. Maybe this is a mistake as
    all the others on the list are in units wich were at Arnhem?


    Ron...

    Could be Ron, there was a J. Pearce with the battalion
     
  19. TomTAS

    TomTAS Very Senior Member

    Hi All,

    I think I have just found another one from Berlin

    In Memory of
    Private JAMES JOHN BARBER

    14551885, 4th Bn., Dorsetshire Regiment
    who died age 20
    on 27 February 1945

    Remembered with honour
    BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY...

    Cheers
    Tom
     
  20. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

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