Charles Robert Holdren was the son of George and Louisa Holdren and the husband of Constance Holdren, of St Albans, Hertfordshire. He enlisted into the Scots Guards and volunteered for airborne forces.
Staff Sergeant Holdren successfully completed his glider pilot training and was posted to E Squadron, 2nd Wing, Glider Pilot Regiment, and took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).
S/Sgt Holdren was killed in action on 25 September 1944, aged 29, and was given a field burial in an isolated grave in Oosterbeek, he was re-interred to Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery on 3 September 1945.
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