Lt G A Hextall 258230

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  1. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Doing some family research I have found reference to a relation who died in Burma - 22 Jan 1945, details via CWGC are as below:

    HEXTALL, GEORGE ARTHUR

    Rank:
    Lieutenant
    Service No:
    258230
    Date of Death:
    22/01/1945
    Age:
    30
    Regiment/Service:
    Royal Warwickshire Regiment

    attd. 2nd Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment
    Grave Reference
    Coll. grave 26. D. 9-11.
    Cemetery
    TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Son of George Edward and Edith A. Hextall; husband of Phyllis Ethel Hextall, of Worcester.

    Any further information would be greatly appreciated
    Thanks in advance
    TD
     
  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    http://www.thewardrobe.org.uk/research/war-diaries/detail/21237

    1945-01-22
    2nd Royal Berkshire


    Kabwet, Burma

    Positions remained unchanged. A Coy sent out patrols at first light to try and find missing personnel from previous day. Lieut W.L. Mildenhall leading one patrol did not return. Air strike on enemy positions at 1300 hrs on bunkers at (1) Track 695209 (2) Pagoda 690208 (3) 15 r 686207. Appreciated that enemy in some strength on ridge and on reverse slopes at 15 r and that considerable softening-up required before attack could be contemplated. 'A' Coy came into Bn HQ locality at KOKTET for the night. Casualties - Killed - 1 Officer (Lieut G.A. Hextall) Wounded - 2 O.Rs (one of whom later died). Missing believed killed - 1 Offr (Lieut W.L. Mildenhall). Reference to Appendice: None.
     
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  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  4. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Lieut. Hextall is not mentioned by name in 'Slim's Burma Boys', but the action around Kabwet is, so this book may be of interest.
     
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  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Guys - thanks. The service is fantastic on this forum.

    Owen - I will email the contact given - is it a personal email address or something else (an association or similar) just so I know how to word the email - thanks again.

    TD

    I have sent them a PM, instead of an email - should work?
     
  6. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    It's Tony's own email.
    Don't PM him he's not around enough to read it.
    Emails direct to him work.
     
  7. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Owen - understood and thanks again

    TD
     

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