10th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment

Discussion in 'Burma & India' started by kevin mears, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. kevin mears

    kevin mears Member

    Could anyone shed any light on the whereabouts and activities of the 10th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment in late 1944? Particularly between the 20th and 27th of November?

    Any help greatly appreciated.

    Regards,

    Kevin Mears
     
  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Hi Kev and welcome to the forum.

    I don't know if you are aware but the battalion received a battle honour at Pinwe in Burma for fighting between the 11th and 30th November 1944.

    Infact one better:
    Burma 10


    And possibly even better than that
    Pinwe 1944

    Hope thats what your looking for matey?

    There's quite a few hits if you type Pinwe 1944 into Google :)

    Regards
    Andy
     
  3. kevin mears

    kevin mears Member

    "Hope thats what your looking for matey?"

    Couldn't have asked for more, it is exactly what I was looking for.

    Thanks very much for all your help.

    Regards,

    Kevin Mears
     
  4. Kev Morgan

    Kev Morgan Junior Member

    Hi, I have been looking into my Grandfathers time during WW2 in Burma.
    His name was Victor Ernest Phillips and he served in the 10th Battalion (The Gloucestershire Regt).
    He died on the 2nd April 1944 aged 30 (Buried at Taukkyan War Cemetery).
    Very little is known about him and I was hoping to find out some more.
    My Mother/his Daughter was only 4 when he died and never got to meet him.
    I know she would be so pleased if anyone could help.
     
  5. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

  6. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Hi Kev,

    Welcome aboard, you have come to the right place.

    As Victor has a single memorial grave plaque at Taukkyan, you will, if you ask nicely be able to get a photo of it from a forum member.

    I don't think bucklt would mind me telling you that?:)

    Steve.
     
  7. idler

    idler GeneralList

    10 Glosters were in 72 Infantry Brigade in 36 Infantry Division at that time. At the end of March, 1944, the Glosters were sparring with the Japanese on a hill feature known as the 'Hambone' - two peaks joined by a narrow ridge - in the Arakan region of Burma. The Glosters held Hambone North and the Japs Hambone South until they withdrew on 3 April.
     
  8. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    10 Glosters were in 72 Infantry Brigade in 36 Infantry Division at that time. At the end of March, 1944, the Glosters were sparring with the Japanese on a hill feature known as the 'Hambone' - two peaks joined by a narrow ridge - in the Arakan region of Burma. The Glosters held Hambone North and the Japs Hambone South until they withdrew on 3 April.
    A picture of Hambone Hill, GLRRM : 05916.8 -
     
  9. idler

    idler GeneralList

    Here's another internal link: 36 Div

    And a map from Ball of Fire - 'Hambone' is not very legible, it's north of 'Finger', north-east of the tunnels. Been trying to tie this in with GoogleEarth but not cracked it yet...
     
  10. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I have emailed Tony [aka Bucklt], I'll post photo of grave when he emails it to me.
     
  11. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Nice one Owen, I'm sure Kevin's family will be happy (if that is the right word?) to see it.

    Steve.
     
  12. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    From Bucklt , aka Tony via email.

    5181364 VE Phillips
     

    Attached Files:

  13. Dean May

    Dean May Junior Member

    Kev

    You're not the Kev Morgan from Kingswood are you?

    If you are (or even if you're not) I have a great document here that I applied for from the glosters museum (you have to pay for them to do the research) about my great grandfather, he was in the 10th Glosters too. The document is all about what the 10th Glosters did, how they got to Burma from the UK, and the events leading up to, and the aftermath of his death.

    Send me a Private Message and I'll give you my phone number.

    Rgds

    Dean

    p.s. I am thinking of putting together a website all about the 10th Glosters time in WWII, but it will take alot of work.
     
  14. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Dean,

    I have about 10-12 Gloucesters in my Rangoon Jail POW listings. They are down as 1st battalion, but there are a couple with no real detail. If you are interested in them I could easily shift them onto an Excel sheet and place them on here.

    Let me know.

    Steve.
     
  15. Kev Morgan

    Kev Morgan Junior Member

    Thank You to everyone that has contributed to my thread.
    I didn't expect the response that it has received.
    "Still learning how to post replies".
     
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  16. Dean May

    Dean May Junior Member

    Steve

    That would be excellent, thank you for your kind offer.

    Rgds

    Dean
     
  17. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Hi Dean,

    Here you go. As I said most will be 1st battalion, but you never know?

    All the detail is self explanatory, with the possible exception of some of my strange notes. If you want to know what anything means just let me know.

    Steve.
     

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  18. jainso31

    jainso31 jainso31

    10th Btn Gloucs. converted to 159th Regt. RAC.in 1942 and then converted back to 10th Gloucs 4,43. To india to 72 Inf Brig. -did two tours in the Burma Campaign ie. 4.44 to 5.44,then 7.44 to 5.45.

    jainso31
     
  19. small1bs

    small1bs Junior Member

    Hello. First post so here goes. I am trying to help my neighbour George who is 93 find out some info about his brother who he has not seen for many years. I have discovered he was in the Royal Highland Fusiliers, General Service Corps which formed in 1943, was then posted to the 1st Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers who were in Burma. The Royal Scots have told me that he was transferred to the Gloucestershire Regiment wef: 12.9.1944. From the p/c they sent me after the date it says 5/44 then Cancelled then C.R.O.1 Gloucestershire Regiment 2/44 followed by Discharged Para 390(XVI) 26.6.45. His name is/was Ronald Binns and his Army No. was 402358. George knows that he survived the war but he does not really have any more info. I would really like to try and help him so if there is anyone out there who can tell me where he may have served etc. I would be very grateful. Thanks :)
     
  20. My grandfather was killed there 22 November 1944 and some of the letters of condolence are from his fellow officers and mention other members of the battalion killed.
     

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