Rifleman William Swan

Rifleman William Ralph Swan, 1st Battalion, Cameronians. He was killed in action in Burma on 25th May 1944,  aged 24, on the second operation with Orde Wingate’s Chindits who were conducting operations behind Japanese lines in Burma  ( Operation Thursday) in 1944. He was the son of Peter and Margaret Swan of Coldingham, Berwickshire and is commemorated on the Rangoon Memorial, Burma. The photos show Chindits on operations in Burma.

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