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Re(1): James Jones
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Owen
Welcome to the LF Web Site. You say that James Jones left regalia for the Armoured Corps and that he served in Burma during WW2. The LF's had three battalions in Burma the 1st, 1st /8th and the 10th. ( All three were Infantry battalions ). What evidence do you have that James Jones was a Lancashire Fusilier?
Although from Lancaster that does not automatically guarantee that he was a Lancashire Fusilier. From what you say I suspect that he was a member of the Royal Armoured Corps.
The LF's had 3 Battalions who converted to Units of the Royal Armoured Corps (RAC) in the early days if WW2. The 1st 5th Bn became 108 RAC, the 1st 6th Bn became 109 RAC and the 9th Bn became 143 RAC. However NONE of these ' converted ' RAC units served in Burma as clearly your brother in law did. Thus I suspect he was not an LF but a member of a RAC Unit that served in Burma.....of which their were many... but none were any of the former LF battalions.
However....here is a possibility for you to research. Click on the link. The 4th Bn King's Own Royal Regiment ( Lancaster ) converted to RAC and served in Burma.
Regards
Geoff P

4th BN

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