Gunner Percy N Aldred

26 Sep 1944

Percy Newton Aldred was the son of Percy William and Gertrude Aldred, of Sale, Cheshire. He enlisted in the Royal Artillery and volunteered for Airborne forces.

Gunner Aldred successfully completed glider training and was posted to A Troop, 1 Airlanding Light Regiment, Royal Artillery, and took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).

Gnr Aldred was badly wounded on 20 September and went missing on the north bank of the river Rhine during the night of the withdrawal. He died on 26 September 1944, aged 24. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Groesbeek Memorial to the missing.

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