Person    | Male  Born 26/2/1903  Died 24/3/1944

Major General Orde Wingate

Categories: Armed Forces

Countries: Africa, Burma, India, Israel/Palestine

British army officer. Born in India to a military family. One of the founders of modern guerrilla warfare, he specialised in creating military units which used these tactics, the best known such unit being the Chindits.

Killed in an air crash in India along with 9 others, mainly Americans. Individual identification was not possible and initially all the bodies were buried in India but in 1950 they were exhumed and reburied in Arlington Cemetery, USA.

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Major General Orde Wingate

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Chindits

Unless we missed it, Cairns' name is not included in the Green Park Memorial ...

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Wingate

Unveiled by the Duke of Edinburgh.

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