India 1939??? East lancashire reg 2nd Bn

Discussion in 'Burma & India' started by MarkHampson, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. MarkHampson

    MarkHampson Junior Member

    Hi there, I have a relative that died in India aged 21 in 1939 'Pvt Alfred Hampson' - He is currently burried in Dehli war cemetry. If anyone has any information about this event or knows of any websites that explains the history of the event (campaign) or any history of the East Lancashire regiment 2 Bn then it would be most appreciated. I Just do not know where to search on the internet, and get confused with what I read as Im not sure if it is relevant to me?????

    Many Thanks
    Mark Hampson:)
  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I suspect he would have died due to an illness or accident.
    From CWGC site.
    More than 25,000 servicemen of the forces of undivided India died during the Second World War in non-operational zones, for example while serving with regimental depots or with other static units.

    Name:HAMPSON, ALFREDInitials:ANationality:United KingdomRank:PrivateRegiment:East Lancashire RegimentUnit Text:2nd Bn.Age:21Date of Death:06/10/1939Service No:4537572Additional information:Son of Harry and Olive Hampson, of West Bowling, Bradford, Yorkshire.Casualty Type:Commonwealth War DeadGrave/Memorial Reference:3. G. 14.Cemetery:DELHI WAR CEMETERY

    In 1939 the 2nd East Lancs were here at

    Ambala Brigade Area: HQ Ambala/Kasauli
    2nd East Lancashire Regiment: Kasauli

    Have you tried to get his service record from here?
    You'll have to prove you are next-of-kin or your other relations will.
    Army Personnel Centre,
    Historical Disclosures,
    Mail Point 400,
    Kentigern House,
    65 Brown Street,
    G2 8EX

    See if you can find this book.
    Burden, G.W.P.N. (ed.) History of the East Lancashire Regiment in the War, 1939-1945. Manchester : H. Rawson, 1953.

    Regtl Museum here
    The Curator
    The Queen's Lancashire Regiment Museum
    Fulwood Barracks
    PR2 8AA
    Telephone: (01772) 260584
    FAX (01772) 260583
  3. MarkHampson

    MarkHampson Junior Member

    Thank You Owen D.
    I will write to the Kentigern House, I have no family left in that area, I am his only next strong relation - he would of been my Great Uncle, I imagine I am able to still present a letter?

    Thank you for your time, it is well appreciated
    Mark Hampson
  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

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