CWGC - THE RANGOON MEMORIAL, BURMA: Images of all c27,000 names now available.

Discussion in 'War Grave Photographs' started by bucklt, May 8, 2010.

  1. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    You have to send an e-mail direct to Tony for your enquiery, and i can tell you the response is fast Tony does a great job.
     
  2. angelahough

    angelahough Junior Member

    I am the great-niece of Private John Howard 3713904 The Kings Regiment Chindiz who was killed by the Japanese on 20th May 1944.His name is on the Rangoon Memorial face 5 .If possible could I please see a picture of his name on this memorial as we have been fighting for years to get it added to the memorial in ST Helens where he was from.Much thanks Angela
     
  3. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Hi Angela welcome to the forum. You will have to send Tony an EMail direct his address is posted on the earlier posts

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  4. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    I am the great-niece of Private John Howard 3713904 The Kings Regiment Chindiz who was killed by the Japanese on 20th May 1944.His name is on the Rangoon Memorial face 5 .If possible could I please see a picture of his name on this memorial as we have been fighting for years to get it added to the memorial in ST Helens where he was from.Much thanks Angela

    Hi Angela,

    You need to contact Tony direct as per the details below!

    All these are now available - FREE - to relatives and researchers etc.

    Concerning The Rangoon Memorial; You must give me the 'face' number that the name/s is/are engraved upon. There are a total of 56 pillars/112 'faces' and I expect most requests to cover 'faces' 1 to 19.

    Contact me via: nt872b(at)hotmail.com. Thank you.

    Don't forget to add @ instead of AT in the email.

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  5. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    I am the great-niece of Private John Howard 3713904 The Kings Regiment Chindiz who was killed by the Japanese on 20th May 1944.His name is on the Rangoon Memorial face 5 .If possible could I please see a picture of his name on this memorial as we have been fighting for years to get it added to the memorial in ST Helens where he was from.Much thanks Angela

    Hi Angela,

    Your Uncle was marching with his column towards the famous Chindit stronghold named 'Blackpool' when the unit was ambushed by a Japanese patrol. The column was roughly split in two, one half escaping to continue their march, the other caught by the trap.

    John was a mule handler in the column and would almost certainly been in the rear section of the group.

    I have a missing in action report for John Howard. I will send you a pm later today so we can work out how to pass this over to you.

    Steve
     
  6. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Just a quick update.

    Angela has her Great Uncle's missing in action details and has shown her family, who are very grateful to learn what happened to Pte. Howard after all these years.

    I may have to consider a website for 1 Kings Liverpool soon, as families for these men are appearing on the forum more often.:)
     
  7. 51highland

    51highland Very Senior Member

    Rangoon cemetery cross.
     

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  8. Certa Cito

    Certa Cito Junior Member

    Tony, many thanks for the photo of my uncles grave, it will give some closure to his son who is living in the UK and I thank you again on his behalf.

    Len Payne (Certa Cito)
     
  9. tillylace5

    tillylace5 Junior Member

    Hi im new to this. My great uncle died in burma and i believe he is on the rangoon memorial. his names was william george perrett in the wiltshire regiment and died on the 14/02/1944. can you help?
    thanks
    tillylace5
     
  10. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Hi Tillylace5.

    You need to e-mail Bucklt direct at the address in the opening post of this thread to get a response.

    Send him the details below:-

    Name: PERRETT, WILLIAM GEORGE
    Rank: Private
    Service No: 5680257
    Date of Death: 14/02/1944
    Age: 32
    Regiment/Service: Wiltshire Regiment
    Unit: 1st Bn
    Panel Reference: Face 16.
    Memorial: RANGOON MEMORIAL
     
  11. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Hi im new to this. My great uncle died in burma and i believe he is on the rangoon memorial. his names was william george perrett in the wiltshire regiment and died on the 14/02/1944. can you help?
    thanks
    tillylace5

    War diary says he killed on night of 13th/14th.
    War Diaries - The Wardrobe
    1944-02-13

    Regiment. 1st Wiltshire
    Location GOPPE BAZAAR, Burma

    Entry 15.00 hrs. Bn less B Coy left for new areas. C Coy at BADANA WEST. Bn less B & C Coys at PRINKHAUNG in relief of 1 LINCOLNS. B Coy moved to MAYNINDAUNG. 19.00 hrs. Bn less B & C Coys arrived PRINKHAUNG and established firm base. 13/14th. C Coy attacked. Badena West overnight 13/14. Casualties - Sgt. Lidiard - Cpl Cornish - Pte Perrett - Pte Bayliss - Pte Reeves - Pte Hopson killed in action. Eight BORs wounded. PRINKHAUNG. Jap patrol moving round A Coy posns. Pte Dunsford - killed - Pte Breakspear wounded. Reference to Appendices Appx X Account of action by Capt TJ Dutton OC C Coy.
     
  12. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Thanks go to Tony aka Bucklt for this photo.
     

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  13. The Cooler King

    The Cooler King Elite Member

    Greetings BUCKIT, I would be really grateful if you provide me with some images of the following men please:-

    Private 14209624 James Kavanagh

    The Queen's Royal Regiment, died 1944, Rangoon Face 4.



    Private 4196443 Ernest Johns

    Lincolnshire Regiment, died 1944, Rangoon Face 6.



    Private 2733650 Thomas Hall

    South Lancashire Regiment, died 1943, Rangoon Face 14.



    Sgt 4196621 John Joseph Hobart

    Northern Rhodesia Regiment, Died 1944, Rangoon Face 9.





    Private 7653060 Arthur Donald Pilling

    Royal Army Ordnance Corps Died 1942 Singapore Memorial Col 110


    Aircraftman 1st Class 977552 John Aloysius Morris

    RAFVR, Died 1944, Singapore memorial Col 440

    Gunner 872289 John Lowery

    RA, Died 1943, Singapore Memorial Col 24

    Gunner 11052201 Patrick Edward Keaveney

    RA, Died 1945, Singapore Memorial Col 22
    Gunner 1108450 John Leslie Kelley

    RA, Died 1943 Singapore Memorial, Col 22
    Gunner 1793075 William Roland Hill

    RA, Died 1944, Singapore Memorial, Col 20
    Many thanks in anticipation!.
     
  14. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Hi Cooler King, welcome to the forum. You must contact Tony direct by Email.

    Contact Tony via: nt872b(at)hotmail.com.

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  15. The Cooler King

    The Cooler King Elite Member

    Many thanks Recce Mitch, will do.
    Virgil.
     
  16. Roger Neal

    Roger Neal Junior Member

    Hello Buckit,
    I am a friend member of the Burma Star Association in Birmingham and have been asked through our Facebook page www.facebook.com/BurmaStarBrum if we could assist Sandra McCarthy with a photo of her Father-in-Law's memorial in Rangoon. If this is possible could you email it to me at info@burmastar.net for me to pass on. She is trying to research where he was KIA in March 1944, and to find out as much as she can about his time spent in Burma, he was Cpl Patrick McCarthy. 4397898 9th Btn Border Regiment died 22nd; March,1944 and commemorated in Rangoon Memorial Myanmar face 13.

    Very many thanks.

    Roger Neal.
     
  17. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Hello Roger

    contact details below

    Contact Tony via: nt872b(at)hotmail.com.

    at = @


    regards
    Clive
     
  18. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Hi Roger,

    Clive beat me to it re: Tony and his contact details. As Corporal McCarthy was killed in action he is unlikely to feature in the WO361 series at Kew (National Archives), however, the file for the 9th Borders might give Sandra some idea about where the battalion was and what was happening around the 22nd March 1944.

    I do not have the entire file, but I did pick up the list of missing men, showing their dates (see below).

    The files reference is WO361/481.

    DSC05462 copy 2.jpg DSC05470 copy 2.jpg
     
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  19. Roger Neal

    Roger Neal Junior Member

    Hi bamboo43

    Many thanks I will pass this information on to Sandra as soon as she lets me have her email address.

    I am preparing for the Burma Star AGM at the National Memorial Arboretum on Wednesday, I shall be on Standard Bearing duty for the day as well as chauffering one of our RAF veterans to the event. I am expecting it to be quite interesting as they are proposing some changes to the Constitution of the Association. There will of course be the usual Service of Commemoration and Wreath Laying afterwards at about 12:30pm.

    Best regards

    Roger
     
  20. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Good luck at Alrewas Roger. I shall be interested to see the outcome of the AGM. If you bump into Phil Crawley from the BSA, please send him my regards.

    Best wishes.

    Steve
     

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