Sydney Charles Pollard was the son of James Henry and Ellen Pollard and husband of Vera Isabel Pollard, of Tregony, Cornwall. He enlisted into the West Yorkshire Regiment, and volunteered for airborne forces.
Private Pollard successfully completed his glider training, and was posted to HQ (pioneers) Company, 7th (Airborne) Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, and took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).
Pte Pollard was killed in action on 24 September, aged 24, and was given a field burial near the junction of Oranjeweg and Bothaweg, Oosterbeek and was re-interred to Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery on 28 August 1945.
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