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Possibly – only one on SNWM

William Dick Harding – age 23 – Lieutenant (273738) Reconnaissance Corps, Royal Armoured Corps, attached 81st West African Division, West African Reconnaissance Regiment, Royal West African Field Force.

William was commissioned in May 1943. (Source: London Gazette 28/5/1943 p.2523)

The 81st West African Division took part in the second Arakan campaign in Burma from February to May 1944, operating in the Kaladan Valley. (Source: Wikipedia)

Born 1921 in Kirkoswald, Ayrshire. (Source: SNWM and GRoS – Birth Register)

Son of John and Margaret Harding. (Source: CWGC and listed on the Glasgow Roll of Honour but without an address)

Missing in Action on 30 April 1944.

Commonwealth War Grave – Rangoon Memorial, Mayanmar (Burma)