George Froud, Cpl.
Personal information
Age 27
Nationality British
Date / place of birth Unknown
Genealogy Husband of Vera Frances Froud, Headington, Oxford, U.K.
Military information
Army Number 3596579
Rank Cpl.
Function Stretcher Bearer
Platoon / Troop / Flight 17 Platoon
Company / Squadron C Company
Unit / Group 1st Airlanding Brigade 1st Airborne Battalion
Division / Transport / Command 1st Airborne Division
Regiment Border Regiment
Death information
Died when 21-9-1944
Died where Oosterbeek
Spot Van Lennepweg
Map reference
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Burial location
Oosterbeek, War Cemetery, Netherlands
Grave number 25-C-9
Graves overview
Miscellaneous information
Personal notes

Cpl. George 'Tich' Froud's remains were found beside Van Lennepweg in July 1997 and was buried with full military honours on 18 September 1998. George Froud joined the army in August 1931 at the tender age of 14. From 1940-43 he served in Palestine and North Africa. On 17 September 1944 he set out with his battalion for Arnhem. Corporal Froud was posted missing on 21 September 1944. He was known to have been wounded and so was presumed to have died the same day. George's wife Vera tragically refused to believe her husband was dead when he went missing. She joined the Naffi (army supplies unit) and travelled to Europe to try and find him. Froud was a WS/Cpl (War Substantive) who joined the Border Regiment as a 'boy bandsman' at the age of 15 years old. The band members were normally operating as stretcher bearer during missions. However, when Froud's remains were excavated, several items were found with him indicating that he was acting as section commander at that time.

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George Froud, Cpl.
Personal information
Age 27
Nationality British
Date / place of birth Unknown
Genealogy Husband of Vera Frances Froud, Headington, Oxford, U.K.
Military information
Army Number 3596579
Rank Cpl.
Function Stretcher Bearer
Platoon / Troop / Flight 17 Platoon
Company / Squadron C Company
Unit / Group 1st Airlanding Brigade 1st Airborne Battalion
Division / Transport / Command 1st Airborne Division
Regiment Border Regiment
Death information
Died when 21-9-1944
Died where Oosterbeek
Spot Van Lennepweg
Map reference
Click to view map
Burial location
Oosterbeek, War Cemetery, Netherlands
Grave number 25-C-9
Graves overview
Miscellaneous information
Personal notes

Cpl. George 'Tich' Froud's remains were found beside Van Lennepweg in July 1997 and was buried with full military honours on 18 September 1998. George Froud joined the army in August 1931 at the tender age of 14. From 1940-43 he served in Palestine and North Africa. On 17 September 1944 he set out with his battalion for Arnhem. Corporal Froud was posted missing on 21 September 1944. He was known to have been wounded and so was presumed to have died the same day. George's wife Vera tragically refused to believe her husband was dead when he went missing. She joined the Naffi (army supplies unit) and travelled to Europe to try and find him. Froud was a WS/Cpl (War Substantive) who joined the Border Regiment as a 'boy bandsman' at the age of 15 years old. The band members were normally operating as stretcher bearer during missions. However, when Froud's remains were excavated, several items were found with him indicating that he was acting as section commander at that time.

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