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HLI Western Desert WW2 PDF Print E-mail
HLI Community - Family History Research
Written by peter kemp   
Tuesday, 01 March 2011 21:50

Hello I am interested in the activities of the HLI in the North Africa campaigns. My father Pvt John Kemp no3313254 joined in 3/4/1939-18/10/1946. He took part in activities in Palestine before war broke out and when egypt was invaded by the Italians they took part in action against them. He was in desert as far as I know for most of the campaigns with a diversion to Syria against Vichy French forces there and also actions against Italians in Abyssinia. He had a cousin peter McLemon who I'm named after he was in 2nd Batt HLI and was killed at Battle of Keren and is buried in Keren War Cemetery. Near the end in Europe my father was in Belgium and attatched to RAMC till end of hostilities. I would like to fill in lots of gaps as where his batt served and how he came to be with another unit at that stage in the war.

 
Cpl John Campbell Ratcliffe : 14211368 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by leeanne ratcliffe   
Monday, 28 February 2011 02:40

Hello,

My Grandfather served in the HLI during World War 2.  He was an  Ex Army. Cpl. 14211368 Highland Light Infantary.

Enlisted into K.O.S.B. at Berwick upon Tweed later Changed cap badges to 51, Highland Division Highland Light Infantry. Served from Normandy to cessation of war in Germany. Shot and wounded, while rounding up DPs.

He was also known as Jackie

This is all the information I have if anyone can help I would greatly appreciate it, thank you.

 
sergeant fred stalley 3308776 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by ian stalley   
Wednesday, 26 January 2011 18:50

My father served in the 2nd battalion.  Before ww2 he served in India and during the war he was in Egypt, Italy, North Africa and the Middle East. After the war he was stationed at Maryhill barracks. if anyone has any information i can be contacted at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
3311681 Pte Hector McEwan Main PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Leigh Johnson   
Sunday, 26 December 2010 19:08

 
Lance Serjeant Peter Screen 2HLI PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ray Davis   
Friday, 03 December 2010 13:55

Looking for any info on my uncle and the events leading up to his death 8th April 1941, during the latter stage of the East Africa Campaign

His army No. is 3309718. He is buried at  ASMARA WAR CEMETERY

 
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