Peter Chard, Capt.
Personal information
Age 24
Nationality British
Date / place of birth Unknown
Genealogy Son of Richard Harmer Chard and Mary Annie Rachel Chard, Ashford, Kent, U.K.
Military information
Army Number 105888
Rank Capt.
Function Unknown
Platoon / Troop / Flight Unknown
Company / Squadron 1st Airlanding Light Regiment
Unit / Group Unknown
Division / Transport / Command 1st Airborne Division
Regiment Royal Regiment of Artillery
Decoration
MiD
Death information
Died when 9-10-1944
Died where Oosterbeek
Spot Koude Herberg
Map reference Unknown
Burial location
Oosterbeek, War Cemetery, Netherlands
Grave number 24-A-14
Graves overview
Miscellaneous information
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Capt. Peter Chard tried to knock out a flame-thrower tank near Koude Herberg area at Oosterbeek. Unfortunatly he was caught by the flame-thrower and was set alight. He ran back along the road with his clothes in flames, shouting for someone to shoot him to end his agony. Instead he was rolltemped in the sand to put out the flames. Capt. Chart suffered for three more weeks from his wounds and then died in a hospital at Apeldoorn.

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Peter Chard, Capt.
Personal information
Age 24
Nationality British
Date / place of birth Unknown
Genealogy Son of Richard Harmer Chard and Mary Annie Rachel Chard, Ashford, Kent, U.K.
Military information
Army Number 105888
Rank Capt.
Function Unknown
Platoon / Troop / Flight Unknown
Company / Squadron 1st Airlanding Light Regiment
Unit / Group Unknown
Division / Transport / Command 1st Airborne Division
Regiment Royal Regiment of Artillery
Decoration
MiD
Death information
Died when 9-10-1944
Died where Oosterbeek
Spot Koude Herberg
Map reference Unknown
Burial location
Oosterbeek, War Cemetery, Netherlands
Grave number 24-A-14
Graves overview
Miscellaneous information
Supplemental images
Click to view
Personal notes

Capt. Peter Chard tried to knock out a flame-thrower tank near Koude Herberg area at Oosterbeek. Unfortunatly he was caught by the flame-thrower and was set alight. He ran back along the road with his clothes in flames, shouting for someone to shoot him to end his agony. Instead he was rolltemped in the sand to put out the flames. Capt. Chart suffered for three more weeks from his wounds and then died in a hospital at Apeldoorn.

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