Marsden Memorial

We will remember them

We will remember them.

It was the 30th of October 1944, the sky was clear and the moon was bright. 2nd lieutenant Hornes Platoon was ready to engage the enemy who were holding a portion of anti tank defences north of Telberg near to Roosendaal.

The approach to these defences were across bare open fields with no cover and were surrounded by mine fields. Earlier that day efforts had been made to take down the defences, but had been met with small arms, Mortor and artillery fire. 2nd lieutenant Hornes platoon were ordered to gain a footing by night as near to the ditch as possible to protect the right flank and keep the energy engaged, 2nd lieutenant Horne led his men on the mission.

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