Roderick George Alastair Gow, son of J. C. and Katherine Gow, of Regents Park, London, was granted a commission in the Royal Artillery and volunteered for airborne forces.
Captain Gow successfully completed his glider training and was posted to 1 Forward (Airborne) Observation Unit, Royal Artillery, and was attached to 2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. He took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).
Capt Gow was killed in action, aged 24, on 19 September 1944 and was given a field burial in the Arnhem Communal Roman Catholic Cemetery and was re-interred to Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery on 27 August 1945.
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Grave image by Bob Hilton.
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