John M. Henry, Capt.
Personal information
Age 23
Nationality British
Date / place of birth Unknown
Genealogy Son of Arthur and Margaret Henry. Husband of Pamela Evelyn Henry (nee Morris), Mayfield, Sussex, U.K.
Military information
Army Number 174343
Rank Capt.
Function Intelligence Officer
Platoon / Troop / Flight Unknown
Company / Squadron HQ Company
Unit / Group 10th Battalion 4th Parachute Brigade
Division / Transport / Command 1st Airborne Division
Regiment Army Air Corps Parachute Regiment
Death information
Died when 19-9-1944
Died where Oosterbeek
Spot Near Johannahoeve
Map reference Unknown
Burial location
Oosterbeek, War Cemetery, Netherlands
Grave number 5-D-1
Graves overview
Miscellaneous information
Personal notes

In the afternoon of the 19th, the disengagement and withdrawal of the 10th and 156th Parachute Battalions from the pumping station area to the south of the railway was ordered. As the Companies withdrew over open ground towards the railway, they came under a heavy cross fire from German troops dug into strong, commanding positions on the edge of the woods. The �withdrawal�, which had coincided with the landing of the third glider lift of the Polish Air Landing element, was at first under control but when more German infantry supported by tanks appeared on the edge of the wood behind them. Men were hit everywhere. Company Sergeant Major Grainger and Captain Henry carried the wounded Lance Corporal Horton to the Glider L.Z. when they were all three hit by machine gun fire. Captain Henry was hit in the back by a heavy burst. He died on the spot. Captain John Myles Henry was originally buried on the battlefield close by Johanna Hoeve Farm.

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John M. Henry, Capt.
Personal information
Age 23
Nationality British
Date / place of birth Unknown
Genealogy Son of Arthur and Margaret Henry. Husband of Pamela Evelyn Henry (nee Morris), Mayfield, Sussex, U.K.
Military information
Army Number 174343
Rank Capt.
Function Intelligence Officer
Platoon / Troop / Flight Unknown
Company / Squadron HQ Company
Unit / Group 10th Battalion 4th Parachute Brigade
Division / Transport / Command 1st Airborne Division
Regiment Army Air Corps Parachute Regiment
Death information
Died when 19-9-1944
Died where Oosterbeek
Spot Near Johannahoeve
Map reference Unknown
Burial location
Oosterbeek, War Cemetery, Netherlands
Grave number 5-D-1
Graves overview
Miscellaneous information
Personal notes

In the afternoon of the 19th, the disengagement and withdrawal of the 10th and 156th Parachute Battalions from the pumping station area to the south of the railway was ordered. As the Companies withdrew over open ground towards the railway, they came under a heavy cross fire from German troops dug into strong, commanding positions on the edge of the woods. The �withdrawal�, which had coincided with the landing of the third glider lift of the Polish Air Landing element, was at first under control but when more German infantry supported by tanks appeared on the edge of the wood behind them. Men were hit everywhere. Company Sergeant Major Grainger and Captain Henry carried the wounded Lance Corporal Horton to the Glider L.Z. when they were all three hit by machine gun fire. Captain Henry was hit in the back by a heavy burst. He died on the spot. Captain John Myles Henry was originally buried on the battlefield close by Johanna Hoeve Farm.

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