REDWOOD, Albert C.

Rank: 
Sergeant
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Dorsetshire Regiment
Service: 
Army
Service numbers: 
5727778
Born: 
Monday, April 28, 1919
Died : 
Saturday, January 27, 1945
Killed in action or died of wounds
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Sergeant Albert Redwood died [1] having left the Commando and joined Force 136, the S.O.E.  At the time of his death he was part of Operation Ramrose, team Fox at Myothit - Irrawaddy. 
 
Extract from a Force 136 battle casualty report about his death [2].
"On arrival at our RV in the scrub, Sgt. REDWOOD was missing.  A search party went out under Major BURKE and REDWOOD's body was found in the open.  He had been shot at point blank range through the stomach with a large calibre weapon.  He died instantly.  This made it appear that B.T.A [Burma Traitor Army] was about who would quickly warn the Japs of our whereabouts.  REDWOOD's body was placed in as decent cover as was available...." (report written by 253488 Major. J.E. Burke, Essex Regt and Force 136.) [2].
 
Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] National Archives file HS 9/1239/7. 
Website https://soeinburma.wordpress.com/the-men-of-soe-burma/
 

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