Henry M. Sherwood, Spr.
Personal information
Age 26
Nationality British
Date / place of birth 23-04-1918
Military information
Army Number 2094357
Rank Spr.
Function Sapper
Platoon / Troop / Flight C Troop
Company / Squadron 1st Parachute Squadron
Unit / Group Unknown
Division / Transport / Command 1st Airborne Division
Regiment Corps of Royal Engineers
Death information
Died when 20-9-1944
Died where Oosterbeek
Spot In a trench on the grounds of Sonnenberg House, Oosterbeek
Map reference Unknown
Burial Location No known grave
Grave number Unknown
Field grave image
Miscellaneous information
Personal notes

Henry Miller (Jock) Sherwood was killed on 20 September 1944 by a mortar bomb landing in his slit trench after having just been relieved from manning a Bren gun position with Spr Thomas Hicks and since then officially missing in action. In 1991 his remains were found in the very same slit trench and subsequently exhumed by the Netherlands Army�s Recovery & Identification Unit (RIU). Despite a Royal Engineers cap badge having been found, sadly at that time the remains could not be identified, due to the absence of dental treatment cards at the Army Records Office. His remains were interred in Oosterbeek War Cemetery in 1993, in grave marked: �a soldier of the Corps of Royal Engineers, known unto God�. The case was reopened in 2005 and Henry Sherwood was successfully identified, his death was confirmed by ex-Spr Thomas Hicks eye witness account. On Wednesday 16 September 2015 a new headstone was placed and a re-dedication ceremony was commenced supported by his family, a party of the 23rd Parachute Engineer Regiment, and ex sapper Thomas Hicks who witnessed his death in 1944.

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Henry M. Sherwood, Spr.
Personal information
Age 26
Nationality British
Date / place of birth 23-04-1918
Military information
Army Number 2094357
Rank Spr.
Function Sapper
Platoon / Troop / Flight C Troop
Company / Squadron 1st Parachute Squadron
Unit / Group Unknown
Division / Transport / Command 1st Airborne Division
Regiment Corps of Royal Engineers
Death information
Died when 20-9-1944
Died where Oosterbeek
Spot In a trench on the grounds of Sonnenberg House, Oosterbeek
Map reference Unknown
Burial Location No known grave
Grave number Unknown
Field grave image
Miscellaneous information
Personal notes

Henry Miller (Jock) Sherwood was killed on 20 September 1944 by a mortar bomb landing in his slit trench after having just been relieved from manning a Bren gun position with Spr Thomas Hicks and since then officially missing in action. In 1991 his remains were found in the very same slit trench and subsequently exhumed by the Netherlands Army�s Recovery & Identification Unit (RIU). Despite a Royal Engineers cap badge having been found, sadly at that time the remains could not be identified, due to the absence of dental treatment cards at the Army Records Office. His remains were interred in Oosterbeek War Cemetery in 1993, in grave marked: �a soldier of the Corps of Royal Engineers, known unto God�. The case was reopened in 2005 and Henry Sherwood was successfully identified, his death was confirmed by ex-Spr Thomas Hicks eye witness account. On Wednesday 16 September 2015 a new headstone was placed and a re-dedication ceremony was commenced supported by his family, a party of the 23rd Parachute Engineer Regiment, and ex sapper Thomas Hicks who witnessed his death in 1944.

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