1st Battalion, The Lincolnshire Regiment - Arakan, Burma, Sumatra

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  1. Hebridean Chindit

    Hebridean Chindit Lost in review...

    Looking at that again (re 22/47), it might not be what I thought and possibly No 1 BRC pending repat (riation) to UK...?
     
  2. elsasquerino

    elsasquerino Member

    when he arrived it seems to be BBRC and before leaving (22/47) no. 1 BTC -'British Transit Camp'?? Thanks for the continued interest Kenny.

    Anyone able to explain the star system for privates in the British Army, Thorough reading shows my Grandad was reclassified Pte 1 star & Pte 2 star, bizarrely both entries although on different documents are dated 01/07/46?
     
  3. elsasquerino

    elsasquerino Member

    Any luck Drew?
     
  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Unfortunately not - I have only managed to recover around 95% of every file diary I have copied outside of 1940.

    The only info I can give you is the thickness of the two diaries:

    WO 172/4901 - 1 Lincolnshire Regiment - 1944 Jan.- Dec. = Approx 400 pages
    WO 172/7651 - 1 Lincolnshire Regiment - 1945 Jan.-Dec. = Aprrox 520 pages

    Regards
    Andy
     
  5. Hebridean Chindit

    Hebridean Chindit Lost in review...

    That's a days work at a push for an amateur... what you doing after lunch, Drew...? :biggrin:
     
  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    :lol:

    Have you been watching me?
     
  7. elsasquerino

    elsasquerino Member

    Don't suppose your heading to Kew anytime soon are you Andy? I am keen to see the diaries and it would cost me more than you charge for copying to make the trip.
     
  8. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I'll send you a PM mate.
     
  9. cliverr

    cliverr New Member

    Hi I realise these posts were 3 yr's ago but my father served with the 1st lincolns from 1935 until 1944 when he came home and joined the 4th battalion for Normandy. He is nearly 96 but remembers most people and places. He also has a lot of photos from NW frontier. But not burma he says he was too busy. He may remember yrgrandfather
     
  10. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic Patron

    Cliverr

    Welcome to the forum.

    Please ask him if he remembers the attack on Tessel Wood in Normandy!

    Is he a Lincolnshire Yellow Belly or was he posted to the Lincolns from elsewhere?
     
  11. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Welcome to the Forum.

    What was his name and service number? I have copied most of the Lincoln Nominal Rolls and should be able to give you a copy of his entry in the Lincoln registers.

    Cheers

    Rob
     
  12. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    The Lincoln Nominal Roll entry for 14648070 Frederick William Taylor mentioned in post 1. (third entry from bottom of page).

    He was posted to Class Z (T) Reserve on 17 October 1947.

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  13. plantie

    plantie New Member

    i just joined this site and found abit of information about the 1st bn lincshire regt from sumarta days.

    my uncle is 14800964 h.a larner kia nei 30/03/1946

    i am trying to find out any information about my uncle as we have contact kew records but his records where destroyed either by fire in the 1970's or mistakely destroyed by admin error.

    we are unsure how he was killed. my oldest brother recieved a letter from a member of the bn a few years ago but he would not tell me the contents of the letter as it was very upset and my father and other suriving brothers and sister are not to see the letter.

    there was a few rumours over the cause of death that i heard my father say either hacked to death was one of them and the other was electruted.

    i visited his grave in jakarta early 2000's and notice there was a few other solder from the bn that where kileed at the same time could any tell me the cause of death if possible i have attached a few photo's of my uncle harry he was posted to a few different units before he was finally sent to the 1 st bn lincshire regt.

    thanks for any help
    ian
     

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  14. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    From the battalion history, when they had just taken over Palembang:

     
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  15. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    There is further evidence on the CWGC website that Henry Larner was killed at Palembang, from the grave registration report notifying his previous burial at Palembang Cemetery, where his original grave reference was 3.C.11

    See attached:

    Pal 1.JPG
     
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  16. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Hi plantie,

    This is the entry of your Uncle's name in the Nominal Roll of the Lincolnshire Regiment.

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  17. Regson

    Regson New Member

    Hi
    My first post.
    My father Reginald Staines was a Sarg.
    In the last years.
    Finished on 4th January 1947
    Taiping.
    Spooky but that book seems to be in his hand writing on front.
     
  18. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Do you know his service number?
     
  19. Regson

    Regson New Member

    I have his number but not with me.
    I will come back with it early next week.
    At the end of the war he accompanied Japanese prisoners by train
    Before that he said that his CO Major? And a nurse were killed in their car.
    He left many photos.
     
  20. Regson

    Regson New Member

    Hi

    My Father, Reginald L. Staines.
    Number
    14989323
    Demob number 57.

    Regards
     

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