DLI Commandos in Burma

Discussion in 'Durham Light Infantry' started by bamboo43, Jun 14, 2020.

  1. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    I finished this section for my website a while back and although it has been mentioned on the forum a couple of times, I thought it would be sensible to place it up on here with its own thread:

    DLI Commandos
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  2. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Great job you've done. Well done.

    Rob. :D
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  3. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    That's an excellent read/site. That's going to help fill this drizzly day up.

    Are any of these men with the DLI part of your research? Their Wills are available on the Scotlandspeople website. Just listed as dying in ME, apart from Thomas Hunter, which states Burma.

    Pte Andrew Barbour 2/11/42 3133790
    Pte John Campbell 12/6/42 2987507
    Pte Thomas Hunter 28/4/44 3132624
    Cpl William Martin 7/12/41 2987692
    Pte Charles Stevenson 2/11/42 2383458

    If not, hopefully somebody will be looking for them in the future. - Maria
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  4. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    Thanks all for the positive comments and reaction.
  5. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    Hi Maria,

    None of the men listed are connected to my research sadly. Thanks as always for taking the time to list them though and as you mention, they might well be needed by someone in the near future.

  6. PaulE

    PaulE Senior Member

    Excellent work on this website , at the DLI Archive we are most grateful for your efforts .
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  7. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Not Chindits but

    3133790 Pte Andrew Barbour Enlisted in the Royal Scots Fusiliers posted to 11th Bn The Durham Light Infantry 26/6/40, Served briefly in Iceland then posted to the Middle East with 8th Bn DLI. Initially reported missing 2/11/1942. Now known to be have been KiA 2/11/1942 El Alamein .

    2987507 Pte John Campbell Enlisted Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders" Posted DLI Missing whilst wounded 10/06/1942 served with 6th DLI later confirmed died of Wounds 12/6/42

    3132624 Pte Thomas Hunter Enlisted Royal Scots Fusiliers . Transferred DLI Served 2nd DLI Wounded 23/04/1944 remaining on duty .Wounded and reported Missing on the 29/04/1944 Burma . later found to have been KiA on 28/4/44

    2987692 Cpl William Martin Originally enlisted Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders .Served with 1st Bn Durham Light Infantry Killed in Action 7/12/41 Tobruk/El Duda.

    2383458 Pte Charles Stevenson enlisted Royal Corps of Signals .Transferred DLI . Killed in Action El Alamein 2/11/42. No known grave. Served with 9th Bn Durham Light Infantry.

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  8. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    Herbert Fordy and Henry Gosling both ended up in the H.Q. Coy of the 1st Btn. King's Regiment and are on the Defence Medal Roll for that Coy.
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  9. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    Thanks to everyone who has replied to this thread. I have received some new information about several of the men involved, both from members on the forum and from outside this domain.
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