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'The Burma Military Police is a semi-military force intended to perform at the cheapest possible cost : a. Frontier Watch and Ward duties b. Deal with minor insurrections amongst the less civilized hill tribes c. transport treasure d. guard and transport long term prisoners to and from jail. Thus writes Barry Renfrew in his sparse coverage of the Burma Military Police in his book Forgotten Regiments : Regular and Volunteer Units of the British Far East. I am researching the Burma Military Police and invite other interested Members to contribute with information, images of and citations for awards to the regiment, insignia, uniforms and anything else. As the regiment fought serious battles and supplied drafts to various theatres during the Great War I feel that the topic is better suited to this forum rather than the colonial police forum. I will put up the images I have such as the above photograph of the officers and colours of the 9th Burmah Battalion plus notes that I have collated. There are five more photos that I have extracted from an 1896 edition of The Navy and Army Illustrated. On the very interesting web page: http://www.britishempire.co.uk/forces/armyunits/burma/bmp.htm a book: The History of the Burma Military Police by Colonel S.F.C. Peile is shown. Does any Member know of the whereabouts of a copy of this book? Harry
While not really a miniature collector I could not resist this, the Burma Medal as awarded to HEIC troops, the detail is unbelievable and the suspension is absolutely correct plus the condition is near perfect, enjoy. burma1826-r#g.tif
Does anybody know anything about ... Deputy Inspector General of Police (Eastern Range) Robert Charles Elphinstone Underwood Awarded Kings Police Medal London Gaz 12 February 1917 Dist. Supt Toungoo Burma Civil Police Volunteered for service with Lord Robert's expdn. to Upper Burma and present at the surrender of Mandalay. b. 22/10/1865 d. 1/7/1920 Thanks