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Alfred Bestall

Alfred Bestall

Author and illustrator. Born Alfred Edmeades Bestall in Mandalay, Burma. He served in the army during World War 1, transporting troops in red double-decker buses. Following his studies at the L.C.C...

Person, Art, Children, Burma, Wales

1 memorial

Burma Campaign

Burma Campaign

Fought in the former British colony of Burma (now Myanmar), primarily between the forces of the British Empire and China, with support from the United States, against the invading forces of Japan, ...

Event, Armed Forces, Burma

1 memorial

Chindit Special Force

Chindit Special Force

Formed by Wingate and served in Burma and India in 1943 and 1944 in WW2.   Composed mainly of British and Gurkha soldiers trained to operate deep behind Japanese lines using guerilla tactics.  Disb...

Group, Armed Forces, Burma

2 memorials

Harry H. Corbett OBE

Harry H. Corbett OBE

Actor.  Son of an army officer he was born in Burma.  The Son of Wilfrid Brambell in the TV series 'Steptoe and Son'.  Died Hastings. Not to be confused with Harry Corbett, Sooty and Sweep's handler.

Person, Cinema, Humour, TV & Radio, Burma

1 memorial

James Leasor

James Leasor

Writer. Born in Erith, Kent. During WW2 he served in Burma where he spent eighteen hours adrift in the Indian Ocean after his ship was torpedoed. After the war he joined the Daily Express and becam...

Person, Literature, Burma

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