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John Bermingham

Servicenumber : 7012746
Rank : Serjeant
Regiment : The Parachute Regiment
Unit : 1st Battalion
Date of Death : 19-09-1944
Age :
Grave : Plot 20. Row A. Grave 8.
John Bermingham was a son of Catherine Bermingham of Dublin.
Before the war he was a soldier in the Royal Ulster Rifles, serving in India.
He was a member of the Headquarters Company of the 1st Parachute Battalion. Probably he was part of the Machine Gun Platoon of that Company. He served with the 1st Parachute Battalion in North Africa and Sicily. 
Bermingham left for Arnhem from Barkston Heath Airfield on 17 september 1944. Signal Corps photographer Murray T. Poznak took some pictures of the men of the Machine Gun Platoon before they left. Bermingham can be seen on some of the pictures.
On tuesday 19 september Bermingham was wounded when the 1st Battalion was still trying to reach the bridge at Arnhem. He was taken to the St Elisabeth Hospital where he died of his wounds.
According to the author of Brotherhood of the Cauldron Bermingham and some other men reached a factory overlooking the river Rhine when they came under strong cannon fire from the far bank. Bermingham, Frank Dobrozyski and Sergeant Millburn were wounded. They were taken to the hospital, where Bermingham and Dobrozyki died of their wounds.
After the battle Bermingham was buried at the Arnhem General Cemetery. Later he was reburied at the Airborne Cemetery in Oosterbeek. 
Picture: 18-09-2011
Forgotten by some
In this world you may be,
But never forgotten by me.
Sources: Website CWGC, Market Garden Then and Now, Brotherhood of the Cauldron and Roll of Honour 


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