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William Edwin Bamsey    

Servicenumber : 14201004
Rank : Lance Corporal
Regiment : The Parachute Regiment
Unit : 3rd Battalion
Date of Death : 17-09-1944
Age : 21
Grave : Plot 19. Row C. Grave 1. 
William Edwin Bamsey was a son of Griffith Charles and Louisa Bamsey of Port Talbot.
According to the Roll of Honour published by the Society of Friends of the Airborne Museum (Jan Hey 1999 and 2011) Bamsey was killed near the junction of Wolfhezerweg and Utrechtseweg. He given a field burial beside Zonneheuvelweg in Oosterbeek.\
According to the book Arnhem 1944 (Martin Middlebrook 1994)  Bamsey was a member of A-Company. Corporal Bob Allen tells he was walking between some trees beside the road when he heard shots. He saw Bamsey falling on the ground and when he reached him he saw Bamsey had been shot through his throat and his neck was broken. Probably Bamsey was the first man of the 3rd Battalion who got killed during Market Garden. 
Picture: 23-09-2012
Our loss, God's gain,
But always a memory
With us will remain
Sources: Website CWGCl, 'Arnhem 1944' and Roll of Honour


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