Alfred Olds was the son of Eliza Olds, of Huddersfield. He enlisted in General Service Corps and volunteered for airborne forces.
Private Olds successfully completed his glider training and was posted to B Company, 7th (Airborne) Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, and took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).
Pte Olds was killed in action on 19 September 1944, aged 20, and was given a field burial in a wood 30 yards west of Schoonoord Hotel, Oosterbeek, and was re-interred to Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery on 31 January 1946.
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