Malvern College Second World War Casualty

Major William Breckenridge

House and time at Malvern: 1, 1923 - 1928.

Regiment: R.A..
Died: 05 January 1943 aged 33 in Burma. Killed in action.
Battle: Burma Campaign 19421945. Cemetery: Rangoon Memorial Face 2.

Son of Matthew Wright Breckenridge and Winifred Agnes Breckenridge, Caldwell, Irvine, Ayrshire.
Mod. V. House Prefect.
Husband of Rae Isobel Breckenridge, of Troon, Ayrshire.
Chartered Accountant with Matthew Wright & Nephew of Irvine, Ayrshire.
130 Field Regt. Royal Artillery

Unit war diary extract:
'Jan 1st 1943 - 494 Fd Bty en route Maungdaw - Indin (Map Sheet 84 D/11 Burma)
5 Jan - Major Brenckenridge O.C. 494 Fd Bty, Captain Watson, and 4. O.R.s killed in action on Mayu Pen.
6 Jan - 494 Bty fired on Laungchang from Kodingauk in support of 5/8 Punjab.'

Unit war diary: WO 172/2304