Operation Market Garden

A list of the wills of seventy soldiers, with dates of deaths 17 September to 3 October 1944, who took part in Market Garden, the Allied airborne and land assault in September 1944.

You can view images of the wills by searching soldiers' and airmen's wills.

1st British Airborne Division – 1st Airborne Corps

1st Parachute Brigade

1st Parachute Battalion

Moore, William Gordon

Private, 2767152

17/09/1944

Fairweather, John

Private, 926019

18/09/1944

McKnight, John

Sergeant, 3185810

20/09/1944

Clarkson, Alastair Duncan

Lieutenant, 251970

22/09/1944

Strachan, Fred Anderson

Private, 7903398

25/09/1944

2nd Parachute Battalion

Burns, William

Sergeant, 3196639

18/09/1944

Ruddy, John

Corporal, 2991530

21/09/1944

McAuslan, Archibald Hamilton

Private, 3134185

22/09/1944

Thomson, John

Sergeant, 1440687

22/09/1944

3rd Parachute Battalion

Smith, William

Private, 1826449

19/09/1944

1st Parachute Squadron, Royal Engineers

Gray, David

Sapper, 2077436

19/09/1944

Taylor, Gilbert

Sapper, 1880946

21/09/1944

Campbell, John

Sapper, 3189332

22/09/1944

Cunningham, Thomas

Sapper, 2070187

24/09/1944

1st Airlanding Brigade

7th (Airborne) Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borderers

Campbell, John

Private, 14205312

18/09/1944

Henderson, Thomas James

Private, 14327560

18/09/1944

Leiser, John

Private, 14424706

18/09/1944

Liddle, James Watson

Private, 14327584

18/09/1944

Mackay, Alexander

Private, 3055446

18/09/1944

Noble, Robert

Corporal, 3192852

18/09/1944

Strang, James H

Lieutenant, 299312

19/09/1944

Ferguson, Robert

Sergeant, 3190462

20/09/1944

Fisher, John

Private, 14327544

20/09/1944 on or after

McDade, William

Corporal, 3196498

23/09/1944

Ure, James

Private, 14637319

20/09/1944

Fenton, Abraham

Private, 3326393

21/09/1944

Ferguson, Robert

Sergeant, 3190462

20/09/1944

Gibson, William

Private, 3194310

21/09/1944

Girvan, John Thomas

Private, 3190913

21/09/1944

Lewis, Alexander

Private, 14211165

21/09/1944

Mason, Andrew Logan

Private, 14415584

21/09/1944

McLaughlan, James

Private, 3196917

21/09/1944

Murdoch, David

Private, 14656699

21/09/1944

Stevenson, Eric Knowles

Private, 14327648

21/09/1944

Tyson, John

Private, 3189065

22/09/1944

Watson, Thomas

Private, 14436973

22/09/1944

Hunter, John

Lance Corporal, 3194187

24/09/1944

Hunter, James Kirk

Private, 3190517

23/09/1944

McLintock, James

Corporal, 14211211

23/09/1944

Torley, Michael

Lance Corporal, 14415303

23/09/1944

Hannah, Samuel

Private, 3191024

24/09/1944

Lamond, James

Private, 2889307

24/09/1944

Logan, Robert

Private, 14211446

24/09/1944

Graham, David Wright

Private, 3325919

25-26/09/1944

Henderson, William

Private, 14327562

25-26/09/1944

Marshall, James

Private, 14210924

26/09/1944

Martin, John

Corporal, 3190457

25/09/1944

Rogerson, Thomas

Private, 14327634

25/09/1944

Thomson, Joseph

Corporal, 3187636

26/09/1944

Weems, Richard Henderson

Private, 3194954

25/09/1944

Wilson, Robert

Corporal, 3190243

25-26/09/1944

Kerr, Robert Learmont

Private, 14210880

29/09/1944

Ford, Francis James

Private, 1826309

03/10/1944

1st Battalion, Border Regiment

Gallagher, Neil

Private, 2697171

18/09/1944

Caven, James

Private, 14563521

21/09/1944

Fletcher, Walter Dixon

Corporal, 3597942

24/09/1944

Wightman, John

Private, 3604115

25/09/1944

4th Parachute Brigade

156 Parachute Battalion

Munro, Alexander

Private, 14273032

19/09/1944

George, Joseph

Private, 2761889

21/09/1944

Walker, Andrew Ogilvie

Sergeant, 2751425

25/09/1944

11th Parachute Battalion

Borland, Mark

Private, 4123566

18/09/1944

Divisional units and attached units

1st Airlanding Light Regiment, Royal Artillery

Sime, Thomas

Gunner, 1084419

22/09/1944

1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron, Royal Armoured Corps

Edmond, William McKinlay

Trooper, 3060103

17/09/1944

McGregor, Thomas

Lance Sergeant, 14363788

17/09/1944

250 (Airborne) Light Composite Company, Royal Army Service Corps

Docherty, Archibald Fordyce

Lance Corporal, 236791

23/09/1944

Royal Army Ordnance Corps

Brown, Robert Duncan

Staff Sergeant, 7596110

25/09/1944

Glider Pilot Regiment

Wright, John

Staff Sergeant, 951021

19/09/1944

Stewart, Thomas Walter

Sergeant, 85421

23/09/1944

Manby, Henry Middleton

Staff Sergeant, 2885595

25/09/1944

McMillan, Alexander Crawford

Staff Sergeant, 6296502

25/09/1944

15th Scottish Division – XII Corps

44 (Lowland) Infantry Brigade

6th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers

Ramsay, James

Fusilier, 14633670

28/09/2014

6th Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borderers

Wilson, William C

Corporal, 3191578

19/09/1944

Lancaster, Norman

Private, 3194867

22/09/1944

Turner, James

Private, 3187535

23/09/1944

Allan, Joseph

Private, 14214398

27/09/1944

Ross, William

Private, 14210727

27/09/1944

46 (Highland) Infantry Brigade

9th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Campbell, John

Rifleman, 14211404

26/09/1944

Gray, Robert

Rifleman, 3248394

26/09/1944

Fletcher, John

Rifleman, 2195544

27/09/1944

Gardiner, Alexander

Rifleman, 3251229

01/10/1944

2nd Battalion, (Glasgow Highlanders) Highland Light Infantry

Keenan, Henry

Private, 3314734

22/09/1944

7th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders

McDonald, Neil

Private, 2821525

22/09/1944

McMillan, Roland

Private, 2823186

22/09/1944

Ritchie, Francis

Private, 2829357

26/09/1944

227 (Highland) Infantry Brigade

10th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry

Brown, Thomas

Lance Sergeant, 3317945

20/09/1944

53rd (Welsh) Division – XII Corps

160th Infantry Brigade

6th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers

Sutherland, Robert

Fusilier, 1501058

25/09/1944

53rd Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps, Royal Armoured Corps

Morrison, Norman

Trooper, 14239780

21/10/1944

43rd (Wessex) Division – XXX Corps

129th Infantry Brigade

4th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment

Singer, George

Private, 2877556

24/09/1944

50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division – XXX Corps

69th Infantry Brigade

6th Bn The Green Howards

Stables, Archibald

Sergeant, 2874024

27/09/1944

Other units

91 Field Company, Royal Engineers

Yeoman, Thomas

Sapper, 14530780

26/09/1944

Rose, James

Sapper, 2137986

30/09/1944

507 Field Company, Royal Engineers

Allan, William

Corporal, 2068338

26/09/1944

583 Army Field Company, Royal Engineers

Wightman, John

Private, 3604115

25/09/1944

257 Ambulance Car Company, Royal Army Service Corps

Harley, John

Driver, 14439725

26/09/1944

149 Independent Light Anti-Aircraft Battery, Royal Artillery

McIntosh, Hugh

Gunner, 1795861

03/10/1944