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Burma Behind The Lines

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posted on 2024-06-05, 19:25 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

Peter served in the army in Burma 1941-46, much of his time behind the lines as part of the 98th Field Company (Royal Bombay Sappers and Miners), then with the 36th Brigade, 26th Indian Division in the Arakan Campaign on Ramree Island and at Rangoon. He wrote a book "Changing in Times" in which he recounts his whole life including this formative time.


Item list and details

1. London Gazette Supplement (1941) 2. Memoirs "Changing in Times." 3. Cigarette Case (Leaving gift with letter of explanation) 4. Cap Badges (8) 5. Epaulette for Bush Shirt 6. Peter's Medal Ribbons: 1939-45 Star, Burma Star, Defense Medal, War Medal. 7. Royal Engineers Pocket Book 1936 (1941 Indian Reprint) and miscellaneous supporting documents (6) 8. Online photographs

Person the story/items relate to

Peter Whiteley

Person who shared the story/items

Philip Harrison

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor


Type of submission

Shared at The Lee Parish Hall, Buckinghamshire on 19 February 2023.

Record ID

90279 | LEE001