• Christina Drummond

Lieutenant Richard High Killigrew Wait, 150th (10th Battalion, the York and Lancaster Regiment) Regi


Remembering the Fallen: on this day in 1945, Lieutenant Richard High Killigrew Wait, 150th (10th Battalion, the York and Lancaster Regiment) Regiment, the Royal Armoured Corps, died at Mandalay in Burma.

Educated at Rugby School, he was the son of Major Geoffrey Killigrew Wait M.C. of the Wiltshire Regiment - https://www.britisharmedforcesthebest.com/single-post/2018/08/23/Major-Geoffrey-Killigrew-Wait-MC-the-Wiltshire-Regiment-the-Duke-of-Edinburghs

The battalion was raised at Pontefract in July of 1940, and embarked for Dhond, near Poona in India, in August of 1941. In the second half of 1942 they moved to Tiruvallur, on the banks of the Cooum River, about thirty miles from Madras (now Chennai) for jungle training. By January of 1945 they were concentrated at Mutaik in Burma. Lieutenant Wait was killed in action at Mandalay, and he is buried in the Taukkyan War Cemetery, Htauk Kyant, in the Yangon Region of Myanmar.

Richard, from Cromer in Norfolk, was 23 years old.

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