6th Battalion Highland Light Infantry

The Highland Light Infantry was a light infantry regiment of the British Army formed in 1881. It took part in the First and Second World Wars, until it was amalgamated with the Royal Scots Fusiliers in 1959 to form the Royal Highland Fusiliers (Princess Margaret's Own Glasgow and Ayrshire Regiment) which later merged with the Royal Scots Borderers, the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment), the Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons) and the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders to form the Royal Regiment of Scotland, becoming the 2nd Battalion of the new regiment.

 

The 5th and 6th Battalions landed in France as part of the 157th Brigade in the 52nd (Lowland) Division in June 1940; after evacuation from Cherbourg later in the month, they landed in Belgium in October 1944 and took part in Operation Infatuate in November 1944 and the subsequent capture of Bremen in April 1945.

Name: Adams, David

Rank: Private

Age: 22

No. 33616025

Unit: 

Missing since: 06-10-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Thomas  and Ellen Adams.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: No specific information is known about his death.


Name: Martin, Kenneth

Rank: Private

Age: 35

No. 14717642

Unit: 

Missing since: 06-10-1944

Next of Kin: Son of  Samuel and Jessie McLean Martin.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: No specific information is known about his death.

Name: Burbidge, Thomas Robert

Rank: Private

Age: 19

No. 14607446

Unit: 

Missing since: 06-10-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Andrew S and Christina Burdidge (nee Mclean).

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: No specific information is known about his death.

Name: Burke, John

Rank: Private

Age: 23

No. 33288328

Unit: A Company

Missing since: 06-10-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Thomas and Mary Burke, of Glasgow.

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in the Eindhoven area.