Captain Michael Allmand, VC

Captain Michael Allmand, VC

Victoria Cross, 1939 - 1945.  Indian Armoured Corps attached 3bn 6th Gurkha Rifles. Resident of Golders Green. Our Picture source together with his Wikipedia page give much information about this ...

War dead, War Memorial WW2, Burma

3 memorials
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
Frank Boyles

Frank Boyles

Captain Frank Raymond Boyles was born on 24 July 1920 in Syriam, Burma (now Thanlyin, Myanmar), the younger son and second of the three children of James Richard Boyles (1886-1970) and Marie Caroli...

War dead, War Memorial WW2, Burma, USA

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
Burma Star Association

Burma Star Association

Organisation which relieves need, hardship or distress among men and women who served in the British and allied forces, and the nursing services in the Burma Campaign in WW2. Membership is restrict...

Group, 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

1 memorial
Lord Louis Mountbatten

Lord Louis Mountbatten

Admiral of the Fleet. 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma. Grandson of Queen Victoria and uncle of Prince Philip. Born Frogmore House, Windsor and known by family and friends as Dickie. His wife's, Edwi...

Person, Armed Forces, Politics & Administration, Tragedy, Burma, Germany, India, Ireland, Pakistan

5 memorials
George Orwell

George Orwell

George Orwell was born in Bengal as Eric Arthur Blair, his father was a British colonial civil servant. Joined the Indian imperial police in Burma but left in 1927 and decided to become a writer. ...

Person, Journalism / Publishing, Literature, Seriously Famous, TV & Radio, Bengal, Burma, France, India, Spain

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