Tag Archives: Burma

Lachhiman Gurung VC

Lachhiman Gurung (30/12/1917 – 12/12/2010), a member of the 4th Battalion, 8th Gurkha Rifles of the Indian Army, was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions in May 1945 at Taungdaw, Burma. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of … Continue reading

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The Fourteenth Army Memorial

In the same space occupied by the Bristol Cenotaph in Magpie Park is the The Fourteenth Army Memorial.  The Fourteenth Army, also known as the Forgotten Army,  was a multi-national force comprising units from Commonwealth countries during World War II. It’s  operations in the Burma Campaign were easily … Continue reading

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Owen EP Lloyd VC. KCB

Owen Edward Pennefather Lloyd (01/01/1854 – 05/07/1941) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Kachin Hills Expedition in Burma. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 2 January 1894, Issue: 26472, Page: 1 reads: “Army Medical Staff, Surgeon – Major Owen Edward … Continue reading

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