4th Battalion Dorsets Arnhem

Discussion in 'Airborne' started by Philip Reinders, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. TomTAS

    TomTAS Very Senior Member

    Hi Drew,

    Thanks save me having to look for them all...

    Cheers
    Tom
     
  2. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    thank you Drew is seems that I have to get in the car this month and make a few trips into germany
     
  3. TomTAS

    TomTAS Very Senior Member

    Hi All,

    Just looked at the list that John let me have and I've found another 4 that were at Arnhem... Thanks John

    Cheers
    Tom
     
  4. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    Any related articles in any papers or magazines are also welcome
     
  5. TomTAS

    TomTAS Very Senior Member

    Hi Philip,

    Just wondering have you turn up anything for the 27.02.1945... I've talked to Wally Smith today and he seen to think they could be victims of a bombing raid strange that five Dorset's all have the same dod...

    Cheers
    Tom
     
  6. TomTAS

    TomTAS Very Senior Member

    Hi Philip,

    I can now add to the above post the 3 Soldiers below as well...

    156 Para
    250 (Airborne)
    KOSB
    All were killed on a allied bombing raid...
     
  7. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

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  8. horsapassenger

    horsapassenger Senior Member

    Hi Philip,

    I can now add to the above post the 3 Soldiers below as well...

    156 Para
    250 (Airborne)
    KOSB
    All were killed on a allied bombing raid...

    Tom

    Thanks for the additional information in your email - certainly looks as though there were at least 8 allied casualties to that bombing raid.

    John
     
  9. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    Will see if I can find some more about this when in the NA in september
     
  10. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    In the meanwhile if anyone still any information or documentation is most welcome :), from Veterans, archives, papers, etc ,etc
     
  11. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    Does anyone has a photograph which I can use for the 4th Dorset book of Lt/Col Hereford 163 RAMC and/or QM J.Tiernan 181 Airlanding Field Ambulance?
     
  12. red ling

    red ling Member

    Thought you might be interested in the obituary in The Telegraph dated 16.9.2010 for Lt Colonel Giles (known as Joe) Symonds MC and Bar. In WW11 he was Major Symonds and served with the 4th Bat The Dorset Regiment
     
  13. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

    Unit : 163 Field Ambulance, RAMC, attached to HQ, 1st British Airborne Corps
    Army No. : 175256
    Awards : Member of the British Empire, Distinguished Service Order, Military Cross and

    Martin_Herford_1.jpg This him ?




    Lieutenant-Colonel Martin Herford
     
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  14. Lofty1

    Lofty1 Senior Member

    And another. no other pictures in the book. sorry

    lofty
     

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  15. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    thank you guys
     
  16. Watchdog8891

    Watchdog8891 Junior Member

    Hello Gents,

    I heard today that the memorial at The Weterbouwing has been covered in with 6' fence panels.The cafe closed and the site is now being leased by a Dutch chap who runs it as an events location.He doesn't like people coming up there if not invited.He aslo seems to be ignoring the fact that a footpath runs at the edge of the site.
    The locals are not at all pleased and pressure is being put upon the owner by the local burgomeister.It seems the owner was not consulted before this happened.Representations have been made by The Old Comrades as well.
    Just to make you all aware.

    This may be old news, but I wasnt aware

    regards

    Nick

    4th Dorsets LHG
     
  17. lippett

    lippett Junior Member

    Hi everyone, I am new to this site so bare with me and not sure if this thread is now closed. Trying to research my Gramps history with the 4th Battalion Dorsets hence finding your site.
    I have numerous paperwork i.e. Service and Pay book, Soldiers Release Book, Medals, cap badge and two photographs with him in them. I am not sure if this is helpful at all to anyone or if you have these photos already. My Gramp died only few years ago at the age of 88 and would rarely talk to anyone about his war experience. I have been to the 'Keep' a few years ago now as a whistle stop tour but feel another visit is due.
    :)
     
  18. lippett

    lippett Junior Member

    Sorry, was meant to say the photographs are one with 16 men in 3 rows (one l'Cpl and the rest Pte's) and the other 69 men all placed in rows and in front of what looks a military building. Front row are Sgt's and what looks like two officers, the rest I can't make out. Again, you might have these photos already.
     
  19. Paul Pariso

    Paul Pariso Very Senior Member

    Hi Lippett,

    I had the pleasure of going to Arnhem this year with Wally Smith and a group of others. Wally is ex 4th Dorsets and was one of the few who crossed the Rhine and fought in Oosterbeek in Sept 1944.

    All the best..........:)
     
  20. nrsmith

    nrsmith Junior Member

    Philip,
    was 15FDS RAMC involved? My father was in the RASC attached to 15FDS and told me his unit ferried Arnhem survivors back after they had swum the river to safety.
    Rgds.
    nrsmith
     

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