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September 25, 2019

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Imphal?

September 25, 2019

Dave Parker sent in the following note and wonders if anyone has any information that would help.

I am planning a trip to India/Burma and would like to find more info about my Grandad. He lost a leg in WW2 serving with the 3rd Carabiniers but all his records say is "Burma". I am trying to find out where he was actually injured and any info around it as there is a lot of hearsay in the family as to exactly what happened to him(short of him being minus 1 leg of course). I am ex forces myself, 12 years in the AAC and I would like to make sure I am honouring the man and his comrades by visiting the right place. Do you have any contacts or resources that may be able to point me in the right direction? I have all his details and reggy number. I even have his records but the detail just is'nt there.I think what I actually need is access to casualty records or a war diary. I have tried Edinburgh but no joy.Thanks in advance Dave.

September 25, 2019

Joined: April 23, 2014
Posts: 230
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September 25, 2019

Dave, our Regimental history I Serve, by Lt-Col L B Oatts, gives a very detailed account of the war in Burma complete with maps and diagrams. You can follow the progress of the 3rd Carabiniers but of course no mention of where and when your Grandad was wounded.

September 25, 2019

Joined: April 23, 2014
Posts: 230
Imphal?

September 25, 2019

Dave, our Regimental history I Serve, by Lt-Col L B Oatts, gives a very detailed account of the war in Burma complete with maps and diagrams. You can follow the progress of the 3rd Carabiniers but of course no mention of where and when your Grandad was wounded.

September 30, 2019

Joined: May 8, 2014
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September 30, 2019

The regimental war diaries are held at the National Archives in Kew.  You would have to make a personal visit to view them.  They are quite extensive so unless you had a rough idea of dates etc, it would be like the proverbial needle in a haystack. Ancestry UK has casualty lists.  You will need to have a subscription or go to your local library where it is free,  Search Military Records, UK Roll of Honour 1939-1945.  

November 4, 2019

Joined: September 23, 2019
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November 4, 2019

Hi Guys, many thanks for the information and many apologies for the delay in response, I should have mentioned in the original message that I was working away for a month with limited internet access! I have the rough dates of when he was injured so I think I will follow up the suggestion of looking at Col Oatts book and at Kew. Once again, many thanks and my apologies. Best regards Dave

November 5, 2019

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November 5, 2019

It was nice to know that Trooper 766 (aka our old friend Dick H) looks in ! How good it would be if he occasionally updated us on here with Branch news, and even some of his old war stories !! John (JKW)


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