AI/420 Major Neville Glynn WILLIAMS, MC - 14th Punjab Regt: 23/03/1945

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  1. clivetemple

    clivetemple Junior Member

    Hi Pals,

    2IC but I'm drawing a blank on further details of his military career. Died 23 March 1945 and remembered on the Rangoon Memorial. If anyone has any further info it would be much appreciated.

    Service Number: AI/420
    Regiment & Unit:
    14th Punjab Regiment, 2nd Bn.
    (2nd in Command, 4th Bn.)
    Date of Death: 23 March 1945
    Age 30 years old
    Buried or commemorated at RANGOON MEMORIAL
    Memorial Reference: Face 45.
    Location: Myanmar
    Awards Military Cross
    Additional Info Son of Lt.-Col. Stanley Price Williams, C.I.E., and of Winifred de L. Williams (nee Young), of Marylebone, London; husband of Geraldine Mary Williams, of West Byfleet, Surrey.
  2. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Have edited CWGC details and link under your request.

    His MC recommendation, at TNA Kew. (I haven't downloaded this particular file so can't check for you.)

    Recommendation for Award for Williams, Neville Glyn Rank: Lieutenant ... | The National Archives
    Reference: WO 373/43/274
    Name Williams, Neville Glyn
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Regiment: 2 Battalion 14 Punjab Regiment attached South Waziristan Scouts
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: India
    Award: Military Cross
    Date of announcement in London Gazette: 02 September 1941
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  3. clivetemple

    clivetemple Junior Member

    Much appreciated dbf, I didn't have that.
  4. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Patron Patron

    Look for his commissioning in The London Gazette (which is online in several places) His Indian Army No. indicates he joined sometime before WW2. In my recent research nearly all officers came from private schools here, even if their parents served in India, so identifying their school can help. Remarkably such schools have archivists who will help. There is a Sandhurst Foundation who have skeleton records which can provide DoB etc.

    DRyan67 will hopefully add their regimental history; most Indian Army units have a published history.

    The NW Frontier was all too often a hostile theatre of operations till 1947, for live action experience some officers served there and the SWS were a locally recruited regular army unit. There are many books on that area, there is a thread here too. Even during WW2 the NWFP required a large military presence.
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  5. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Patron Patron

    Short entry: Person Page and his old school: Second World War Plus another school id'd Ley's School, Cambridge in this notice:http://eaglehouseschool-heritage.da...FileName=EHM1945.pdf&origFilename=EHM1945.pdf

    From a local memorial website, with a section for Ley's School:
    Link: Roll of Honour - Cambridgeshire - Cambridge, Ley's School War Memorial 1939-1945

    Might be worth asking the school if they have an Archivist! See: The Leys School

    Attached is his May 1941 M.C. commendation.

    Attached Files:

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  6. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Happened to have a photograph of the Ley's School Memorial in my files, as one of my Chindit 1 casualties is also remembered upon its panels. I was in contact with their archivist back in 2013, so they may well have some info on Williams.

    The Leys School WM copy.jpg Williams close up.jpg
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