Cyril Wilde - 3rd Battalion Parachute Regiment - Arnhem

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Reference WMO/279180

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Allied Special Forces Memorial Grove

National Memorial Arboretum

Croxall Road

Alrewas

Burton-on-Trent

DE13 7AR

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Metal (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: This memorial is dedicated to a soldier of the 3rd Battalion Parachute Regiment. Established in 2013 by the Wolverhampton Parachute Regiment.
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Cyril Wilde 3rd Battalion Parachute Regiment 3rd February 1920 - 26th January 201. Age 92. In September 1944 Cyril parachuted in Holland as part of an Airborne Assault called "Operation Market Garden" with the aim of capturing the bridge at Arnhem. This did not happen and they had to escape back to the British Front Line. Many were unsuccessful and during the battles over 1900 were killed and 6,800 captured. Cyril was taken prisoner but returned home after the war. He is remembered here by his family, friends and fellow Para's as a soldier who "Fought at Arnhem" "Utrinque Paratus" Wolverhampton Parachute Regiment Association 2013

Cyril Wilde - 3rd Battalion Parachute Regiment

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