Madras Regiment: Lt. E. Crosse

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  1. Wilhar

    Wilhar Active Member

    Does anyone have a history of the Madras Regiment that mentions a Lt. E. Crosse? He was in SE Asia (I presume with 4/3 MR) in 1945-46. Wondering if he was in Burma during the war, or served in India only.

    All the best,
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    JITTER PARTY Well-Known Member

    The history of 4/3 Madras does not list him as being with the battalion between 10/43 and 07/45.
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    JITTER PARTY Well-Known Member

    I forgot to say that 4/3 Madras was not the only battalion of that regiment to serve in Burma. 1/3 Madras was in Burma and NEI. No battalion history, I’m afraid, but I do have a regimental history somewhere. It would be worth checking, if I could only find it! I’ll have another look when I recover from lifting all of those heavy archive boxes.
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  4. Wilhar

    Wilhar Active Member

    Thanks for that. You are right about 1/3 MR and now that I think about it he would have more likely been with them as he definitely went out to NEI in 45-46. My mistake — the perils of working from memory!

    It’s plausible he was in Burma during the war but not sure. Lookups appreciated if possible.
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    JITTER PARTY Well-Known Member

    Well, I can’t find it. It must be hiding in the wrong box, so I will only find it by accident now.

    Just in case anybody else on here has it, the book I was looking for is;

    The Madras Regiment 1758-1958 by Lt.-Col. E. G. Phythian-Adams O.B.E.
  6. Wilhar

    Wilhar Active Member

    Thank you. As someone in the midst of a move, and with my entire library consigned to boxes, I can empathize!

    I have The Madras Soldier by Phythian-Adams, but not The Madras Regiment.
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