7th Battalion The Hampshire Regiment

This unit was one of those units of XXX Corps that advanced towards the southern side of the Lower Rhine at Driel to assists the Poles and if possible the British at Oosterbeek. In October the regiment had to destroy the German bridgehead which SS forces had established at the brick factory. Eventually they succeeded in that at the cost of several men. This monument honors those who fell.

Text on monument
To commemorate those men of the 7th Battalion The Hampshire Regiment who gave their lives for the cause of freedom in this area. From 23rd Sept 1944 to 4th Oct 1944. Roll of Honour [followed by a list of soldiers who died during that period]

Location: Drielse Rijndijk – Driel

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