Lieutenant ColonelDES VOEUX, Sir WILLIAM RICHARD De B.

Service Number 52952

Died 20/09/1944

Aged 32

Grenadier Guards

Cdg. 156th Bn.
The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C.

Twice Mentioned in Despatches

9th Baronet. Son of Lt.-Col. Henry John Des Voeux, O.B.E., and Dorothy Gladys Des Voeux; husband of Lady Des Voeux (nee Elkington), of Adbury Holt, Newbury, Berkshire.

Inscription

ALTIORA IN VOTIS" HIGHER THINGS ARE AMONG OUR WISHES

Buried at ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY

Location: Gelderland, Netherlands
Number of casualties: 1525

Cemetery/memorial reference: 6. C. 10.

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Cemetery details

CWGC Archives

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DISCLAIMER:
This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.
DISCLAIMER:
This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.