In Mid May 1944 the 1/4 Prince of Wales' Own Gurkha Rifles were part of 63 Brigade of 17th (Light) Indian Division. They were committed to the fighting on the Silchar Track west of Bishenpur and suffered a number of casualties - both Gurkha soldiers and British Officers. Using the CWG database I thought I would look for more detailed locations of the fighting as the war diary is limited in the map refs it gives - I was working on the premise that in the Silchar Track fighting often the casualties were buried near their place of death because they could not be got back to Imphal. I ran an Excel spreadsheet and the results were really interesting: of the 343 on it from WW2 from the 1st/4th 291 of them have no known grave and so are commemorated on the Rangoon Memorial! That large number is more than likely affected by the fact that many were suffered in the Retreat from Burma in 1942 then the fighting at Tiddim in late 1943/early 1944 and the withdrawal up the Tiddim Road in March 1944. However just over 100 were suffered in the subsequent fighting in the Bishenpur area from April through to June 1944 (the period I am particularly interested in) and of these only 3 were buried. I guess those three were 'Died of Wounds' in hospitals in Imphal. Even on the Silchar Track other units buried their dead in makeshift cemeteries and many of these (far from all) were recovered after the war and now lay in Imphal War Cemetery. Can anyone suggest why this would be the case? Does anyone have accounts of the 1/4 PWO Gurkha Rifles that could add more detail on their fighting?