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This list gives an overview of the casualties sustained by the 4th Battalion The Dorsetshire Regiment during Operation Market Garden.

At the moment the page contains the names of 13 Officers and 184 Other Ranks who appear in the British Army casualty lists. The British Army casualty lists 1939-1945 include over a million entries from the volumes which were updated by the War Office on a regular basis from 1939 to 1947. The lists document the names of officers, nurses, and other ranks who were reported as killed in action, dead as a result of illness or accident, missing, or taken as a prisoner of war. Later records show the names of those who were previously listed as a prisoner of war or missing but had died or those who were listed as a prisoner of war and were now free. Individuals can appear in the lists more than once if their status was reported to have changed. For example, Private L W Allen was first reported missing, then reported a prisoner of war and finally reported not a prisoner.

According to the latest studies (Jary, 2022) in all, 289 members of the 4th Battalion crossed the river Rhine during the night of 24/25 September 1944. This total consisted of 18 Officers and 271 Warrant Officers, NCOs and men. Of those 289, a total of 122 returned to the south bank. Among them were 8 Officers. The remaining 114 were Warrant Officers, NCOs and men. 17 NCOs and men were killed crossing or beyond the river. The remaining 150, including 10 Officers, were captured.

Making the list online available, aims first of all to provide detailed information on the casualties for those with an interest in the subject or next of kin. From time to time new information will be added to the individuals already on this page. If you can help to provide any additional information (for example personal information like date and place of birth/passing, company/platoon served, battle or prisoner of war related information or medals awarded) you can use the ‘inform us’ button in the individual’s entry.

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Allen, L. William* April 26th, 1925

Amos, Frederick* May 10th, 1914
† 1979

Barber, James John* October 13th, 1924
† February 27th, 1945
Plot: 10 Row: C Grave: 8

Berry, Alfred* May 5th, 1907
† 1992

Biddle, George E.* June 10th, 1905

Biddle, Joseph* July 25th, 1917

Bidewell, Robert William* September 25th, 1919
† September 25th, 1944
Plot: 14 Row: C Grave: 4

Bird, Charles Randle* January 5th, 1914
† 1994

Bogg, Thomas Samuel* August 6th, 1914
† 1990

Bond, W.J.* February 14th, 1916

Bozier, Basil George* April 23rd, 1912

Campbell, Harold* November 26th, 1920
† September 25th, 1944
Plot: 8 Row: B Grave: 1

Clarke, John Robert* October 23rd, 1922
† September 1994

Connolly, John* September 25th, 1925

Cooper, Gordon Michael* December 15th, 1924

Cottam, John Philip* January 30th, 1924

Coverdale, Ronald† September 25th, 1944

Davies, Henry* November 15th, 1925

Drew, Arthur* March 17th, 1913
† 1980

Duddington, Alf* September 15th, 1910
† February 27th, 1945
Plot: 10 Row: C Grave: 14

Eccles, Dennis Luis Lynton* May 28th, 1913
† March 28th, 1998

Fey, Phillip Frederick† September 25th, 1944

Francis, Norman Lucien* January 7th, 1926
† November 4th, 2010

Goodman, Jack* September 14th, 1915
† September 26th, 1944
Plot: III Row: 1 Grave: 17

Gore, Dennis Edmund* November 9th, 1925

Griffiths, Alan* January 31st, 1926

Gwilliam, William Henry* October 20th, 1920

Hales, Albert Charles* December 22nd, 1919

Hall, Arthur† February 27th, 1945
Plot: 10 Row: C Grave: 16

Harris, Percy Victor* June 1st, 1923

Harrop, James Edward* December 21st, 1909

Hiard, Henry William† February 27th, 1945
Plot: 10 Row: D Grave: 16

Hilton, Harry* September 30th, 1923

Hinsley, William Alfred* May 15th, 1913

Hodgkins, Basil Royston* August 21st, 1923

Hogger, Albert Cornelius* July 18th, 1916

Holgate, Norman* August 30th, 1920

Hornbuckle, Albert Mons* December 23rd, 1914

Johnson, Stanley Wallace* January 4th, 1917
† September 25th, 1944

Johnston, Harold* July 29th, 1913

Larkman, Francis George* October 6th, 1919

Leech, William Norbert* 1913
† September 25th, 1944

Lewington, William Bert* April 9th, 1916

Lloyd, Clifford Walter* July 25th, 1918

Long, Albert Edward* January 14th, 1917

Lott, Frank* March 19th, 1909
† September 23rd, 1944

Mercer, Kenneth Walter* December 19th, 1924

Naish, Bernard Cyril* June 22nd, 1924

Nyman, Hugo Oscar* January 1st, 1924

Orr, Matthew† January 8th, 1945

Palmer, Raymond* March 18th, 1923

Parr, William† September 25th, 1944

Pearson, Herbert James* October 5th, 1923

Rhodes, Herbert† February 19th, 1945

Richards, Daniel* April 10th, 1924

Roper, Frederick George* February 19th, 1909
† March 17th, 1993

Schofield, Arthur* May 30th, 1914
† September 26th, 1944
Plot: 24 Row: B Grave: 7

Simpson, Walther Ernest Pidoux† October 25th, 1944

Smart, Daniel Penman* December 19th, 1911

Smith, Roy* November 28th, 1925

Smith, William* December 9th, 1913

Snelson, John Alfred* April 7th, 1920

Spraggett, Albert Stanley† February 27th, 1945
Plot: 10 Row: C Grave: 6

Steirn, Aubrey Edward* July 18th, 1923

Stevenson, Reginald John† September 25th, 1944

Stokes, Edwin Henry† April 8th, 1945

Suart, Joseph Anthony† September 25th, 1944
Plot: 4 Row: F Grave: 2

Sunderland, Abram* July 2nd, 1915

Tandy, Bernard Raymond* July 1st, 1916

Taylor, Alec Louis† September 25th, 1944
Plot: 17 Row: B Grave: 7

Thompson, Harry* December 9th, 1919

Tilly, Gerald* April 30th, 1909

Tilsley, James Huxley† May 11th, 1945

Tracey, Daniel Edward* March 4th, 1923

Veal, Robert William* February 28th, 1922

Wake, Lewis James* April 30th, 1918

Ward, Frederick Ernest* January 28th, 1906

Weatherburn, Eric* November 17th, 1917

Wells, Joseph* November 8th, 1924

West, LewisPlot: 27 Row: C Grave: 5

Whittaker, James* January 4th, 1923

Woodland, Alfred Arthur* October 11th, 1907

Worsey, Clifford Lorraine† February 27th, 1945
Plot: 10 Row: D Grave: 9

Wyer, Harold* April 16th, 1909
† September 25th, 1944

Wynne, William† February 27th, 1945
Plot: 10 Row: C Grave: 17