Regiment or Ship: 1st Brahmans, Indian Army
Service Number(s): 1A/582 (in WW2)
Date of Birth: circa 1896
Place of Birth: Hampton On Thames, Middlesex
Date of Death: 06.01.1945
Place of Death: Mount Abu, India. Place of Burial / Memorials:
Delhi War Cemetery, New Delhi, Delhi Capital Territory, India. Plot 5.A.7. At this time Heber was a Lieutenant Colonel and serving in the 2nd Punjab Regiment. Service number in WW2 – 1A/582. St. Helen’s Churchyard on a memorial family stone.
Address: Castlemere, Cooden Drive, Bexhill
Photos and newspaper articles
Charles George Heber Ackland, born 16.02.1868, died 24.03.1941, and Helena Jackson Ackland, born 29.12.1871, died 15.01.1949.
Lilian Ackland. Lilian married a Major Shirley J. Layton on Tuesday, 6th May, 1919, in Bexhill.
Margaret Ethel Ackland, of Bexhill-on-Sea.
First World War Experience
H. J. Ackland served in the Indian Army and the following are excerpts from The London Gazette:
From The London Gazette, 16 November 1917
Lieutenant H. J. Ackland to be Captain while commanding a Company. Dated 25th May, 1917.
From The London Gazette, 28 May, 1918
1st Brahmans. Lieutenant (acting Captain) H. J. Ackland relinquishes his acting rank on ceasing to command a company. Dated 25th October, 1917.
From The London Gazette, 16 March 1928
Capt. H. J. Ackland, 1st Brahmans, to be Actg. Maj. While Sec. in Comd. of a Bn., from 20th Jan. to 8th. Feb. 1919 (inclusive).