2nd Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment

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Berkshiremen

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Name: BOOT Laurence
 
Rank: Company Sergeant Major
Regiment: 7th Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment
Service No: 5339764
Theatre: Burma - India
 
Additional Information:
Enlisted into the 7th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment 20/10/1939, demobbed on 16/02/1946. Sadly no longer with us.
 
Submitted by: His daughter Pamela Jones and son Trevor Boot.
 
 
Name: COLLINS Albert Collins
 
Rank: U/K
Regiment: 2nd Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment
Service No: U/K
Theatre: India - Europe
 
Additional Information:

Albert Collins lived in, or around, Newbury, Berkshire. Serving his country for 14 years with the Royal Berkshire Regiment and a further seven years as a reserve. In the 1920s Albert, who was know to his comrades as Bert, served in Plymouth in 1925, and six years in Fyzabad, India, also seeing service with the BEF at Dunkirk.

 
Submitted by: His nice Mrs V Forsdyke who wishes to know more about her uncles exploits.
 
 
Name: HILL Edward
 
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: 1st Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment
Service No: 5334600
Theatre: Europe
 
Additional Information:
Enlisted into the 1st Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died on the 27 May 1940 at Dunkirk age 27. The son of Thomas and Alice Hill; stepson of Mrs. A. G. Hill, of Hainault, Ilford, Essex.
Edward also had a twin brother Thomas Hill 5334556 of the 2nd Battalion. Contributed by his granddaughter Joanne James.
 
 
Name: MOLES George (Nobby)
 
Rank: Private
Regiment: 2nd Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment
Company:B Coy
Service No: 5334610
Theatre: India - Palestine - Europe
 
Additional Information:
Joined B company, 2nd battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment on 3/4/1933. Served in India and Palestine prior to the outbreak of war.
George Moles was attached to a Canadian unit during the D Day landings and was wounded during Operation Market Garden. He left the army in 1945 due to his injuries.
 
 
Name: MURCOTT Henry
 
Rank: U/K
Regiment: Royal Berkshire Regiment
Service No: 5549099
Theatre: Burma - India
 
Additional Information:
Henry Murcott's identity disc details are - R Berks - A1 - AB1 5549099? CoE. Henry Murcott served his country for 7 years returning home to Henley-on-Thames where his wife and daughter awaited his return. Sadly Henry Murcott passed away in 2001 at the age of 88.
 
 
Name: HUDSON William
 
Rank: U/K
Regiment: 4th Royal Berkshire Regiment
Service No: 5339066
Theatre: Burma - India
 
Additional Information:
William appears in a picture of 'C' Coy 4th Batt Royal Berks Regiment at Lavant Camp near Bognor in 1939.
Williams nick name was 'Stodger' and it is believed he was in the catering corp. He possibly boxed for his battalion. Sadly William passed away in 2004.
 
 
Name: BROOKES William Henry
 
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Berkshire Regiment
Service No: 5339707
Theatre: Burma - India
 
Additional Information:
William Henry Brookes of Tipton/Dudley in the West Midlands, fought with the 1st Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment during the Burma campaign.
Sadly William died in 1995.
 
 
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