In terms of uniform, Herbert would have worn the standard Chindit attire that can be seen in a multitude of contemporary photographs in books. Generally, soldiers did not wear rank insignia in Burma in order to disguise their rank from Japanese snipers etc. There are no service records in the public domain for WW2 personnel. You can as a family apply for his service records from the offices of the MOD at Glasgow. This should be very straightforward for you with him being a casualty and listed on the CWGC. If you apply as next of kin, or can agree the permission of his direct next of kin, then you will receive his full papers. If not, then they will redact any personal details, such as his family dependants, addresses and I think medical and disciplinary information. However, they will include all postings, unit details and dates involved. Here is a link to the MOD website, which explains the process and where you can download the relevant forms: Requests for personal data and service records: a detailed guide Currently, there is a long wait for Army records. I sent off for two of my uncles records back in January and March and only received them in early September. Good luck going forward.