2nd Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment


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: RAYNER William John
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: Royal Berkshire Regiment
Attended: Gloucestershire Regiment
Service No: 5338101
Theatre: Dunkirk/Burma
Additional Information:
Cpl. William Rayner enlisted on the 19th August 1939. He fought in Dunkirk before going to Burma. He was tasked to guard Mohandas Ghandi and also fought the Imperial guards in Burma. He also served in Korea in the Gloucestershire Regiment in the RAR (Royal Army Reserve?).
Submitted by: His son Keith who wishes to known more about his fathers exploits.
Name: GILBERT Denis Edwin
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: 10th Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment
Service No: U/K
Theatre: Burma
Additional Information:
Sgt. Denis Gilbert was a member of the Army Education Corp During WWII.
Submitted by: His daughter Denise Brown who wishes to known more about her fathers exploits.
Name: SUTTON, Stanley Charles
Rank: Company-Sergeant-Major
Regiment: 1st Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment
Age: 35
Date of Death: 16/05/1943
Service No: 5331499
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 11. J. 2.
Additional Information:
Son of George and Selina Sutton; husband of Winnifred Ellen Sutton, of Ashton Vale, Bristol.
Submitted by: His Grandson Rich Derrick who wishes to known more about his Grandfathers exploits.
Name: BOLDEN, Donald Arthur
Rank: Private
Regiment: 1st Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment
Platoon: Mortar Platoon
Age: 57
Date of Death: 1967
Service No: Not Known
Additional Information:
Donald Arthur Bolden fought at Kohima with the 1st Battalion The Royal Berkshires from 1940-1946, serving in Burma. After months of sustained Jungle fighting. Donald returned home uninjured but Very ill after contracting both Dysentery & Malaria.

Donald Bolden destroyed his medals when he was angry with the politician's treatment of veterans. He never married but remained a kind and thoughtful man.
Submitted by: His nephew Derek Cresswell, who wishes to hear from anyone who knew his uncle.
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