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One or last surviving chindits to be honoured at funeral in Hale village
THE funeral of the one of the last surviving Chindits in the UK is being held in Halton.
The coffin of George Main will be piped into St Mary’s Church in Hale Village, at 3pm on Monday, March 25.
Hale Villager, George was born and raised in Toxteth.
He has raised thousands of pounds for the Poppy Appeal over the past 15 years.
As a member of an Elite unit, George took part in some of the bloodiest fighting in World War 2 against the Japanese in the jungles of Burma.
Deep behind enemy lines, and hugely outnumbered by the Imperial Japanese Army, he and his comrades marched for five months nonstop through the searing heat and snake infested Jungles of Burma to avoid being captured by the Japanese whilst attacking enemy strongholds.
Despite catching both Malaria and anaemic dysentery numerous times, George fought on, never giving in to the horrendous conditions or enemy onslaughts.
George was one of the few surviving Chindits who made it home and surely has earned the title of a ‘True Liverpool Hero’.
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