Alexander Peter Harry Waddy was the son of Capt. Alexander Harry and Dorothy Waddy, of Bransgore, Hampshire. He was granted a commission in 2nd Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment and volunteered for airborne forces.
Major Waddy successfully completed his parachute training at RAF Ringway and was posted to command B Company, 3rd Battalion, the Parachute Regiment, and took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).
Maj Waddy is known to have been killed in action, aged 25, in the area of the Rhine Pavillion and was given a field burial in the garden of 134 Utrechtseweg, Arnhem. He was re-interred to Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery on 31 December 1945.
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