Sad news from The Arnhem 1944 Fellowship by it’s Honorary Secretary John Gerring,

I regret to advise you of the passing of Luis DiMarco, Signals Platoon, HQ Coy, 1st Parachute Battalion at Arnhem. Luis was personal signalman to Lt Colonel Dobie and got as far as the Onderlangs (the lower road) with the 1st Battalion on their push towards the Arnhem road bridge. Luis eventually made his way back into the perimeter and crossed the Rhine in Operation Berlin.

Luis has been a regular attendee at the September commemorations for many years and will be greatly missed. Luis passed away peacefully on Wednesday 5th May aged 98.  Our thoughts are with his family.

May he Rest in Peace.

Luis DiMarco
Picture of Luis DiMarco Copyright Arjan Vrieze

Les Fuller died at the age of 99

Les was a member of HQ Company of the 3rd Parachute Battalion and was wounded on the Onderlangs in Arnhem on the 19th September 1944 and taken prisoner when wounded. He was 99 years old.

Lesley Fuller has died
Photo courtesy Arjan Vrieze

Our thoughts are with his familie and may he Rest In Peace

Monument “Remember September 1944” now has a QR-code.

The war memorial “Remember September 1944” on Nassau square in Arnhem (Lombok) has been provided with a so-called QR code. The sign with a special digital code is attached to the fence at the front of the famous monument. Using a telephone, the QR code can be scanned to contact the website of the Airborne Commemoration Arnhem-West, where extensive information can be found about the monument and the annual Airborne commemoration in September. A lot of information can also be found about the events in the Lombok district and the area around Utrechtseweg during the Battle of Arnhem in September 1944.

The QR code near the monument on the Nassauplein

Each year on the Friday afternoon of the Airborne weekend, a commemoration takes place at the monument “Remember September 1944”, in memory of the fallen British soldiers and the Arnhem civilian victims in the district. This commemoration is an initiative of the Committee Airborne Commemoration Arnhem-West.