charles henry whiles

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charles henry whiles

Postby whiles » Sun Dec 24, 2006 3:33 pm

i am trying to find out any information on my fathers brother,
CHARLES HENRY WHILES
2nd BATTALION WORCESTER REGIMENT
DIED 19/3/1945
NUMBER 2033595.
Served and died whilst in Burma.
we are trying to find how he died if possible and if anyone remembers him.
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Postby scully » Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:50 pm

Regimental history shows that on the night of the 18th/19th March 1945 the 2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment 'B' Company came under heavy fire from Japanese grenade and machine gun fire. 'B' Company sustained many casualties. At the time they were detatched at the St. John's Leper Asylum when they were attacked (southwest of Mandalay Hill and south of Fort Dufferin). The Asylum was near a small village called Ashebyin. 'B' Company had just evacuated the priests, nuns and refugees from the Asylum a few days before.

Hope this gives you some answers on how and where he was killed.

Regards,

Louis
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