2nd Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment

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Should you wish to submit a loved one who was a member of the Royal Berkshire Regiment WWII please be so kind as to download the questionnaire, and forward as much of it's criteria known to you. Thank you.


 
Name: CHAMP Norman
   
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: 1st Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment
Service No: 14825356
Age: 47
Theatre: Burma - India
   
Additional Information:
Norman was one of 24 soldiers who provided the Guard of Honour at the last ceremony of the Burma campaign. The official handing over of swords by the Japanese Generals. Attended by The Army Commander Lieut. General Sir Montagu Stopford and members of his staff.

An occasion for which his wife was very proud indeed, and held very found memories of, and rightly so. Sadly Norman Champ passed away in 1973.
 
Submitted by: His daughter Teresa Kinsella who wishes to find out more about her father.
 
 
Name: CHEESEMAN Alan George
   
Rank: U/K
Regiment: Royal Berkshire Regiment
Service No: 5334924
Theatre: Burma - India
   
Additional Information:
Alan Cheeseman served with the Berkshire regiment from 1934 until 1956.
 
Submitted by: His son Dave Cheeseman who wishes to find out more about his fathers exploits.
 
 
Name: ARGENT Ronald
   
Rank: U/K
Regiment: 2nd Royal Berkshire Regiment
Service No: U/K
Theatre: Africa - Italy - Sicily - Palestine
   
Additional Information:
Ronald Argent was a member of the Royal Berkshire Regiment from 1940 to 1942. He was posted into the Highland Light Infantry initially serving from 1942 to 1947 with the REME in Africa, Italy, Sicily and Palestine.
 
Submitted by: His son Michael who wishes to find out more about his fathers exploits.
 
 
Name: DRIVER George H.
   
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Royal Berkshire Regiment
Service No: 5239164
Theatre: India
   
Additional Information:
Sgt. Driver's wife Ellen S. Driver returned to England from Lahore in India in December 1925 with her new baby, born in to the British Army.
 
Submitted by: His Grandson Johnny Wastell who wishes to find out more about his Grandfathers exploits.
 
 
Name: BIRD William Alston
   
Rank: Private
Regiment: 1st Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment
Service No: 5349820
Theatre: India/Burma
   
Additional Information:
Pte. William Alston Bird entered an incorrect date of birth on his enlistment form and was in actual fact aged 15 years 4 months and 2 days old when he started his basic training.

He fought at the famous battle for Kohima and was subsequently wounded in the left ankle and hip. Sadly William Bird passed away 15 August 2010.
 
Submitted by: His son Terence Alston Bird who wishes to find out more about his fathers exploits.
 
 
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