Discussion in 'Remembering Today' started by lionboxer, Apr 7, 2016.
Remembering all those who fought and those that died on this day 1944 at Lion Box Kanglatongbi.
Remembering all those that died especially 1893637 Dvr Matthew Rawes of the 58th Field Coy, Royal Engineers. May they rest in peace.
Thanks for your post lionboxer and all the work you have done within this particular area of the Burma campaign.
John Rawson kia 7/4/1944
David Campbell kia 7/4/1944
Reginald Corbyn kia 7/4/1944
Mark Lawton kia 7/4/1944
William Howard kia 7/4/1944
Edward Rowe kia 5/4/1944
Possibly Henry Maclaurin kia 7/4/1944
These are some of the twenty seven British killed during the action at Lion Box. Still looking for the families of the others.
Not just a name on a memorial anymore.
On this day 73 years later remembering those who died at Lion Box Kanglatongbi .
In addition to those already mentioned there are two others who died of wounds who have been recently found:-
Sapper Frederick Hyde Royal Engineers 20th April 1944
Warrant Officer 1 Henry Milne Royal Army Ordnance Corps 7th December 1944
Members of the Imphal Campaign Foundation have been to Kanglatongbi this morning and laid floral tributes at the memorial there.
This was taken in the area where William Howard died who has no known grave. We had a ceremony there three years ago and the lads continue with this.
A year has soon passed and it’s Kanglatongbi Day again. Remembering all those who fought at Lion Box seventy four years ago.
This anniversary I shall be visiting the last known survivor of the battle Malcolm Connolly. For the past twenty years I have spoken with him on the phone on the 7th April, even when I was in India but this year a surprise visit to him later today is planned.
That is a wonderful thing to do Lionboxer. I hope the day goes well for you both.
An honour to meet the gentleman. Ninety six and sharp as a razor.
Can anyone help me identify the action and location where my Great Uncle Johnny West died on 15th May 44 fighting with the 2nd KOSB near Kanglatongbi
Yes I can, I have researched this action and will be standing on the ridge where your great uncle died this coming April.
Hi I have been reading some of your very interesting threads and hoped you would be able to help. I know that he is buried in Imphal after being brought from his original site at Kanglatongbi but I can't find any info on how he actually met his end. There was a lieutenant and another two privates fell on that same day and are buried along side in Imphal.
Separate names with a comma.