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Burma Army Strength Return Tables by Class

 

Burma Army - Strength by Class - September 1939
(other than officers)

Class

Regular Army

Burma Auxiliary Force

Burma Territorial Force

Burma Frontier Force

Total

Burmese

492

1

603

7

1103

Karens

1535

-

375

173

2083

Kachins

1046

-

3

736

1785

Chins

843

-

4

625

1472

Shans

1

-

6

144

151

Lahus

-

-

-

24

24

Indians

446

-

116

6149

6711

Chinese

-

-

10

-

10

Others1

25

2108

16

-

2149

Total

4388

2109

1133

7858

15488

Notes:

1. Others include: European British; Anglo-Indians; Anglo-Burmans; Sino-Burmans

 

Burma Army - Strength by Class - 30th April 1941
(other than officers)

Class

Regular Army

Garrison Companies

Burma Auxiliary Force

Burma Territorial Force

Burma Frontier Force

Total

Burmese

1893

52

362

1189

246

3742

Karens

2797

476

171

939

399

4782

Kachins

852

377

5

36

855

2125

Chins

1258

362

2

7

978

2607

Shans

-

-

1

940

139

1080

Yunnanese1

32

12

-

-

-

44

Lahus2

-

-

-

49

49

Was2

-

-

-

-

29

29

Indians

2578

112

73

120

7376

10259

Chinese

330

-

22

16

-

368

Others3

137

-

2372

25

2

2536

Total

9877

1391

3008

3272

10073

27621

Notes:

1. Yunnanese speaking inhabitants of the Northern Shan States

2. Eastern Shan States

3. Others include: European British; Anglo-Indians; Anglo-Burmans; Sino-Burmans

 

03 January, 2014

 

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