The Men

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SOPWITH, IVAN GERALD

Rank:
Service No:
Date of Death:
Age:
Regiment/Service:



Grave Reference:
Text on stone:

Rank:
Service No:
Date of Death:
Age:
Regiment/Service:

Grave Reference:
Text on stone:

Captain
117084
17/09/1944
24
Durham Light Infantry seconded to the Devonshire Regiment
II. A. 11.
No grave can rob us of our memories we give them back to God and find his peace at last

Additional Information:
Son of Gerald and Stella Sopwith, of Woodcote, Oxfordshire.

Ivan Gerald Sopwith was attached to the 2nd Battalion Devons. On the 17th of September 1944 his unit was part of an operation called “Market Garden”.  The Devons were clearing the flanks for the Irish Guards during their race to reach Arnhem. Next to the road from Lommel, Belgium, toward Valkenswaard, Ivan Sopwith was killed.

More info in the book “De weg naar Valkenswaard”.

Original gravesite along the road from Belgium towards Valkenswaard.