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Richard Sands



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:19 pm    Post subject: Dinxperlo, Holland Reply with quote

On my latest visit to Holland in May this year, I came across this memorial on the wall of the church in Dinxperlo, Holland. Dedicated to 51st Highland Division but to, 5th Seaforths and 7th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in particular.
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dinxperlo seems to have been a nasty engagement for the 51st Division. The Canadian and British troops moving through this part of the Netherlands had overtaken elements of the German Army and ended up fighting troops behind them as well as in front.

According to Alastair Borthwick’s book ‘Sans Peur’ The 5th Seaforths, 152 Brigade, were out of the line by 29th March and had been replaced by troops from 154th Brigade. I will try and find out more about this engagement and post it.

It’s a shame the plaque doesn’t mention when or why it was erected.

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Richard Sands



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 7:48 pm    Post subject: 154th brigade Reply with quote

"but at 9pm. 29th March, 154th brigade passed through to attack Dinxperlo, the Guards Armoured Division broke out ..........."

5th Seaforth had been fighting hard just outside Dinxperlo at a place called "Groin" or "Gruin" whist 5th Camerons were tasked with attacking a brickworks nearby at "Im Lohr". 152 brigade stopped at the line of the canal facing Dinxperlo and allowed 154th brigade through. Have photos at my website www.keep-em-moving.com

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are the details of the men listed:

5th (Caithness & Sutherland)Bn Seaforth Highlanders T.A.
14 Killed. Another 40 were wounded.

AGNEW, Dennis
Rank: Private
Service number 14768872
Unit: 'C' Company, 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
Date of death: 29/03/1945
Place of birth: Glasgow
Age: 18
Grave/Memorial Reference: 61. G. 16.
Cemetery: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

BERWICK, Harold Stanley
Rank: Private
Service number 14750948
Unit: 'D' Company, 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
Date of death: 31/03/1945
Place of birth: London
Age: 20
Additional information: Son of Sidney Herbert Berwick and Ellen Edith Berwick, of Finsbury, London.
Grave/Memorial Reference: 60. K. 15.
Cemetery: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

BURNS, Robert
Rank: Private
Service number 14792627
Unit: 'C' Company, 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
Date of death: 29/03/1945
Place of birth: Dumfries
Age: 33
Additional information: Husband of Jane Muir Burns (nee Rennie), of Kirkconnel, Dumfriesshire.
Grave/Memorial Reference: 61. G. 17.
Cemetery: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery
Listed on the Kirconnel War Memorial

CONNER, Caleb
Rank: Private
Service number 14741858
Unit: 'C' Company, 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
Date of death: 29/03/1945
Place of birth: Glasgow
Age: 19
Additional information: Son of Joseph and Ellen Conner, of Glasgow.
Grave/Memorial Reference: 61. G. 10.
Cemetery: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

COWAN, William
Rank: Private
Service number 3251051
Unit: 'HQ' Company, 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
Date of death: 29/03/1945
Place of birth: Motherwell
Age: 28
Grave/Memorial Reference: 61. G. 12.
Cemetery: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

HAWKINS, William Ernest
Rank: Private
Service number 6018055
Unit: 'A' Company, 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
Date of death: 30/03/1945
Place of birth: Essex
Age: 26
Additional information: Son of Ernest William and Elizabeth Hawkins; husband of Elsie Hilda Hawkins, of Harlow New Town, Essex.
Grave/Memorial Reference: 61. G. 15.
Cemetery: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

HOGG, Malcolm McDonald
Rank: Private
Service number 14442595
Unit: 'B' Company, 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
Date of death 29/03/1945
Place of birth Perth
Age: 19
Date of Death: 29/03/1945
Service No: 14442595
Additional information: Son of William and Catherine Hogg, of Almondbank, Perthshire. His brother George Donald also died on service.
Grave/Memorial Reference: 61. G. 8.
Cemetery: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery
Listed on the St Serf's Church War Memorial, Almondbank

KAVANAGH, William Henry
Rank: Private
Service number: 14422856
Unit: 'C' Company, 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
Date of death: Killed in action 29/03/1945
Place of birth: Birmingham
Age: 19
Additional information: Son of Richard Bryan and Margaret Kavanagh, of Tyseley, Birmingham.
Grave/Memorial Reference: 61. G. 9.
Cemetery: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

MARTINDALE, Richard
Rank: Private
Service number: 14793932
Unit: 'C' Company, 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
Date of death: 28/03/1945
Place of birth: Bradford
Age: 32
Date of Death: 29/03/1945
Service No: 14793932
Additional information: Son of Tom and Florence Martindale; husband of Doris Martindale, of Bingley, Yorkshire.
Grave/Memorial Reference: 61. G. 7.
Cemetery: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

MACLEOD, Donald 'Hughie' Hugh, Military Medal
Rank:
Service number 2820987
Unit: 'I' Section, 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
Date of death: Died of wounds 30/03/1945
Place of birth: Ross & Cromarty
Age: 24
Additional information: Son of Jean MacLeod.
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. B. 10.
Cemetery: Venray War Cemetery
Probably the Sgt. Hugh MacLeod M.M. commemorated on Achiltibuie War Memorial

McSHANE, Robert John
Rank: Private
Service number:1449211
Unit: 'D' Company, 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
Date of death: 29/03/1945
Place of birth: Antrim
Age: 26
Additional information: Son of Frank and Mary Ann McShane, of Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Grave/Memorial Reference: 60. F. 1.
Cemetery: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

PATIENCE, Arthur
Rank: Private
Service number: 2822892
Unit: 'D' Company, 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
Date of death: 29/03/1945
Place of birth: Ross & Cromarty
Age: 23
Additional information: Son of James and Agnes Patience, of Nigg Station, Ross and Cromarty.
Grave/Memorial Reference: 61. G. 13.
Cemetery: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

PHILPOT, John William
Rank: Private
Service number: 2385280
Unit: Signals Platoon, 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
Date of death: 29/03/1945
Place of birth: London
Age: 26
Additional information: Son of William James Philpot and Margaret Alice Philpot, of Olney, Buckinghamshire.
Grave/Memorial Reference: 61. G. 14.
Cemetery: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery
Listed on the Olney War Memorial, Buckinghamshire

WEAVING, Ronald
Rank: Private
Service number 14730698
Unit: 'S' Company, 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
Date of death: 29/03/1945
Place of birth: London
Age: 19
Additional information: Son of William George and Henrietta Weaving, of Carshalton, Surrey.
Grave/Memorial Reference: 61. G. 11.
Cemetery: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery


7th Bn Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders T.A.
7 Dead

ARNOTT, Sidney Littlefair
Rank: Private
Service number: 14515182
Unit: 7th Bn Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Date of death 30/03/1945
Place of birth Midlothian
Age: 33
Grave/Memorial Reference: 61. H. 2.
Cemetery: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

FERGUSON, John Provan
Rank: Private
Service number: 2986698
Unit: 7th Bn Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Date of death: 29/03/1945
Place of birth: Stirlingshire
Age: 28
Grave/Memorial Reference: 60. B. 2.
Cemetery: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

KENNY, Nathaniel
Rank: Private
Service number: 14825072
Unit: 7th Bn Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Date of death: 30/03/1945
Place of birth: Dunbartonshire
Age: 18
Additional information: Son of John and Mary Kenny, of Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire.
Grave/Memorial Reference: 60. B. 1.
Cemetery: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery
Listed on the Kirkintilloch War Memorial

O'MAY, Neil Ian Mccallam
Rank: Private
Service number: 2987360
Unit: 7th Bn Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Date of death: 30/03/1945
Place of birth Glasgow
Age: 29
Grave/Memorial Reference: 60. B. 5.
Cemetery: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

ROBINSON, John
Rank: Private
Service number: 14691752
Unit: 7th Bn Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Date of death: 29/03/1945
Place of birth: Northumberland
Age: 19
Grave/Memorial Reference: 52. F. 12.
Cemetery: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

SIMON, Thomas
Rank: Private
Service number: 3459866
Unit: 7th Bn Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Date of death: 29/03/1945
Place of birth: Manchester
Age: 33
Additional information: Son of Robert William and Minnie Elisabeth Simon, of Manchester.
Grave/Memorial Reference: 52. F. 9.
Cemetery: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

SPENCER, Eden Greville
Rank: Serjeant
Service number 14366840
Unit: 7th Bn Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Date of death: 29/03/1945
Place of birth: Lancashire
Age: 34
Grave/Memorial Reference: 52. F. 14.
Cemetery: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery


The Nottinghamshire Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers)

SOUTHAM, Sidney Harold
Rank: Trooper
Service No: 7952683
Unit: The Nottinghamshire Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers), Royal Armoured Corps
Date of Death: 29/03/1945
Age: 22
Additional information: Son of Arthur John and Ellen Southam, of Timperley, Cheshire.
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 5. Row 8. Grave 12.
Cemetery: Dinxperlo General Cemetery

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