Private Telford Fidler

23 Sep 1944

Telford Fidler, son of Telford and Diane Fidler and husband of Edith Fidler, of Workington, Cumberland, enlisted into The Border Regiment and volunteered for airborne forces.

Private Fidler successfully completed his Glider training and was posted to B Company, 1st (Airborne) Battalion, the Border Regiment. He took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).

Pte Fidler was killed in action on 23 September 1944, aged 28. He is known to have been killed by a shell in a trench next to a house on the Hemelse Berg estate. Until recently his last name was written erroneously as Fiddler. The text on the Groesbeek memorial however will only be changed when the panel requires replacement.

He is commemorated on the Groesbeek Memorial, for those with no known grave.

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