2nd Highland Light Infantry

Discussion in 'Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy' started by Philip Reinders, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

  2. sol

    sol Very Senior Member

  3. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    could be, but I think they have its battalion wrong, or maybe he was attachted too?
  4. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    2nd Highland Light Infantry served entirely in the Middle East and Central Mediterranean Force during the war. I know there was at least one ex-2nd HLI who served under Phantom in North-West Europe, the actor David Niven. Maybe 'Phantom' deaths were listed under the original regiment rather than the super-secret 'Phantom' units.
  5. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    This could be good point
  6. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member


    2 HLI were fighting with 23rd Armoured Brigade in Athens in Dec 44 and Jan 45.

    They formed part of what was known as Arkforce after their CO Brigadier Arkwright.

    Most of the infantry in Arkforce came over from Italy and N Africa.

    Could this chap have died as a POW?

    Hope this helps

  7. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    still not sure why he would be on the Groesbeek panel, will check the POW book tomorrow to see if he is in/it.
  8. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    Could he of been attached to one of the Territorial Battalions in the HLI who were in Holland, but comemerated as 2 HLI his parent regiment:unsure:
    The 5th and 6th Bat. HLI were part of the 52nd (Lowland) Division, moving to France in June 1940 for a short period taking part a fighting retreat via Cherbourg in the middle of June. For the next four years it trained to become a Mountain Division in Scotland. With the approach of D-Day the role of the Division was changed and it landed in Belgium in October 1944, taking part in the capture of the Dutch island of Walcheren. Thereafter it fought throughout Southern Holland and into Germany, with the Division’s final action resulting in the capture of Bremen. The Wartime Memories Project - The Second World War - Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)
  9. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    It think I will contact the CWGC, and ask them, see what comes out
  10. nickelby

    nickelby Member

    Perhaps reference is the 2nd Bn. Glasgow Highlanders HLI. I know in the book "With the Jocks" he mentioned the 1st HLI, which only could of been the 1st Bn Glasgow Highlanders HLI. These 2 regiments were of the Highland Light Infantry as well.

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