DLI in Burma

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  1. GeordieM

    GeordieM Member

    Hi all,
    this is a fatastic site and I have read and looked at many photos.
    I only wonder if there is a DLI site for those who fought in Burma??
    My dad was there and it would be a great help.
  2. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Hello Geordie, Welcome to the site . Try and take a look here at a former members site.


    Theres a Kohima section amongst others . Its very very good !

    2nd DLI Kohima

  3. GeordieM

    GeordieM Member

    Thanks Kyle,I`m on it:)):poppy:
    let you know how I get on.
  4. PackRat

    PackRat Well-Known Member

    Welcome Geordie,

    Have you applied for his service records? They would help you work out exactly where he was and when.

    You might have seen this list of books about the Regiment already:
    Book List - Second World War - Durham Record Office

    The D.L.I. at War by David Rissik is a good general history. You can read some chunks of it through a Google Books preview. The section on 2 DLI in India/Burma starts about page 163. See if this link works for you:

    The D.L.I. at War
  5. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Patron Patron

    Welcome aboard. Others may come along and help. Always apply for his Service Record, even if the turnaround is reported as a year plus now. See: Get a copy of military service records Upload the records here once you've obtained them and then the forum can get to work on them.

    Please do not pay for any site on the internet who promise you his service records they will not have them, and you would have wasted your money.

    Adding what you have already found can help, saves others from duplication. A Date of Birth and a Service Number help, though the experts here can surmount that gap.

    I have noted the 'Other Ranks' rarely feature in Google searches unless they have been awarded gallantry medals or written their memoirs.

    Searching Google will sometimes bring you back here. You must be agile and keep going.

    War diaries can contain almost anything. At the very least, they give the daily movements and most important actions of every unit. They may also contain information on casualties, message logs, rolls of officers (but not O.R.'s), maps, orders, and much else. They are available at the PRO to everyone. Drew5233 and some others are willing to scan them for the benefit of those who cannot get to the National Archives at Kew.

    It depends of course how much you want to know, just one battle or campaign for an example.

    Please come back and tell us what you found. Scanning threads it is clear some discover the site years after your posts and add their information or request help. Good luck.
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  6. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Just for clarity the above does not apply to the site links I gave earlier . Theres no charge for anything on that site.

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  7. PaulE

    PaulE Senior Member

    I recommend the book on 2 DLI " For Your Tomorrow " by Harry Moses it has a detailed section on the Arracan and Burma .
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  8. GeordieM

    GeordieM Member

    Thanks PackRat
    made an interesting read,so much so that I have now bought the book,thanks again.

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