2nd Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment

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Should you wish to submit a loved one who was a participant of the Burma/India theatre, regardless of their regiment/service please be so kind as to download the questionnaire, and forward as much of it's criteria known to you. Thank you.


 
Name: FREER, Arthur Francis
 
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards)
Service No: 7945175
Theatre: Burma - India
 
Additional Information:
Sgt. Arthur Francis Freer supported the 2nd Battalion at Shwebo.

Battle honours - Imphal, Tamu Road, Nunshigum, Bishenpur, Kanglatongbi, Kennedy Peak, Shwebo, Sagaing, Mandalay, Ava, Irrawaddy River, Yenangyaung 1945.
 
 
Name: FRANCIS, Stephen Charles
 
Rank: Captain
Regiment: 1st West Yorkshire Regiment
Service No: 73119
Theatre: Burma - India
 
Additional Information:
The son of Brigadier-General Sidney Goodall Francis, D.S.O., and Catherine Gwendoline Francis, of Sway, Hampshire.
His brother, Major James Lowry 95637 also died on active service with the 2nd Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment at Kabwet Hill 15R. Stephen died serving his country and comrades on the 8 March 1942.
 
 
Name: LUCAS Alfred
 
Rank: Trooper
Regiment: Tank Corps H.Q. 4th Corps
Service No: 7892354
Theatre: Burma - India
 
Additional Information:
Enlisted 1939 into the Territorial Army as a driver and stoker. Served 4½ years in Burma with the Tank Corps, nick-name 'Darkie'.
Alfred later featured in the book Tank tracks to Rangoon: The story of British armour in Burma by Bryan Perrett.
 
 
Name: BEAN K.R.
 
Rank: Private
Regiment: Unknown
Service No: 2599773
Theatre: Burma - India
 
Additional Information:
Pte. Bean (Bob) wrote home to his wife and daughter from India in 1946.
 
 
Name: BARRACK Norman Ernest
 
Rank: Signalman
Regiment: Royal Navy
Service No: U/K
Theatre: Burma - India - Atlantic
 
Additional Information:
Holder of the Burma Star until after his death. He also served in the Atlantic Convoys, and whilst away his family home was destroyed in the London Blitz - little remained.
 
Submitted by: His son in law Michael who wishes to find out more about his fathers exploits.
 
Name: GERMAIN Leonard Charles
 
Rank: Gunner - Driver
Regiment: 9th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Service No: T/1768614
Theatre: India - Singapore
 
Additional Information:

Leonard Charles Germain, enlisted in the Territorial Army on 16th April, 1941. Served with the 209th A.A. Training Regt, R.A., 121 HAA Regt RA in early 1942, 173 HAA Regt RA later on in 1942 and transferred to RASC in 1944.

In March 1945 he was recorded as being a member of the 9th Warwicks and he was transferred to the Cameronians. Embarked SS KGV on the 12/4/1945 to India. From there to Bombay and on to Singapore reaching there on 14/11/1945.

Sadly Leonard Charles Germain died in 1954 aged 33, leaving three daughters and one son. If you could fill in the blanks please contact me.
 
 
Name: PERT Arthur
 
Rank: U/K
Regiment: U/K
Service No: U/K
Theatre: India - Burma
 
Additional Information:

My brother Arthur, from London was in Burma for 3 years, sadly he has passed away now. He was filmed by a camera crew giving his family a message.

 
Submitted by: His sister Gladys Morgan.
 
Name: CASSIDY, Michael John
 
Rank: Signalman
Regiment: 18th Div, Royal Corps of Signals
Age: 25
Service No: 2328716
Date of Death: 21/11/1943
Theatre: Burma-Siam railway
 
Additional Information:

Son of Denis and Elizabeth Cassidy, of Londonderry, Northern Ireland; husband of Ellen T. Cassidy, of Londonderry. Sig. Michael Cassidy now sleeps in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, reference 4. A. 41.

 
Submitted by: His brother Raymond Cassidy who wishes to learn more about his bothers exploits.
 

 

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