Rudolph J. Falck, Lt.
Personal information
Age 24
Nationality British
Date / place of birth Unknown
Genealogy Son of George and Elizabeth Falck. Husband of Pauline Mary of Epsom.
Military information
Army Number 237410
Rank Lt.
Function Unknown
Platoon / Troop / Flight 4 Section
Company / Squadron 1st Airborne Divisional Provost Company
Unit / Group Unknown
Division / Transport / Command 1st Airborne Division
Regiment Corps of Royal Military Police
Death information
Died when 26-9-1944
Died where Oosterbeek
Spot Near Overzicht estate
Map reference Unknown
Burial Location No known grave
Grave number Unknown
Miscellaneous information
Personal notes

Lt. Falck was originally buried together with L/Cpl. Newby but his grave is now lost. A search for his remains, initiated by a veteran from his unit (John Hamblett) in 1995 was unsuccessful. Falck was a German/Dutch refugee. He jumped in with 2nd lift into intense fire from the ground. An eye-witness named L/Cpl. Stanley Reast gave testimony in 1993 that he buried both Falck and a Cpl Jack Newby in an orchard near where he found them dead propped up against a lamp post where they were killed during the defensive battle near the Hartenstein HQ. In 1945, Newby\\'s body was found with his ID tags but Falck had removed his ID (in case of capture by the Germans) but Reast had seen his cheque book and knew it was him anyway; both bodies were buried - it is almost certain - in one grave with only Newby\\'s name on. John Hamblett struggled to have Falck\\'s name put on a proper headstone at Oosterbeek and removed from the Groesebeek memorial but the CWGC have declined as they are

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Rudolph J. Falck, Lt.
Personal information
Age 24
Nationality British
Date / place of birth Unknown
Genealogy Son of George and Elizabeth Falck. Husband of Pauline Mary of Epsom.
Military information
Army Number 237410
Rank Lt.
Function Unknown
Platoon / Troop / Flight 4 Section
Company / Squadron 1st Airborne Divisional Provost Company
Unit / Group Unknown
Division / Transport / Command 1st Airborne Division
Regiment Corps of Royal Military Police
Death information
Died when 26-9-1944
Died where Oosterbeek
Spot Near Overzicht estate
Map reference Unknown
Burial Location No known grave
Grave number Unknown
Miscellaneous information
Personal notes

Lt. Falck was originally buried together with L/Cpl. Newby but his grave is now lost. A search for his remains, initiated by a veteran from his unit (John Hamblett) in 1995 was unsuccessful. Falck was a German/Dutch refugee. He jumped in with 2nd lift into intense fire from the ground. An eye-witness named L/Cpl. Stanley Reast gave testimony in 1993 that he buried both Falck and a Cpl Jack Newby in an orchard near where he found them dead propped up against a lamp post where they were killed during the defensive battle near the Hartenstein HQ. In 1945, Newby\\'s body was found with his ID tags but Falck had removed his ID (in case of capture by the Germans) but Reast had seen his cheque book and knew it was him anyway; both bodies were buried - it is almost certain - in one grave with only Newby\\'s name on. John Hamblett struggled to have Falck\\'s name put on a proper headstone at Oosterbeek and removed from the Groesebeek memorial but the CWGC have declined as they are

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