Members of 2nd Battalion The South Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Volunteers) in India, 1940 (c)
Photograph, World War Two, India (1939-1945), 1940 (c).
The 2nd Battalion was stationed in India from 1922 until 1940. In July of that year it embarked at Bombay bound for Britain, where it reinforced the home garrison against possible German invasion. In May 1942 it took part in the Allied invasion of Madagascar before moving back to India in January 1943.
From an album of 270 photographs compiled by Sergeant George Edward Davies, 2nd Battalion South Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Volunteers) depicting British Army life in India, 1935-1941. Sergeant Davies was later killed on 1 April 1945 whilst serving in Burma, and is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery.
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National Army Museum, London
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