1st Bn The King's (Liverpool) Regiment, Chindits.

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  1. Hebridean Chindit

    Hebridean Chindit Lost in review... Patron

    I copied over 700 pages of the stuff... placed aside with all the rest of my research, at the mo, me ol' Bamboo... :D
     
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  2. pnewton84

    pnewton84 Member

    Kind of related to this thread, I've just been having a look at the Calling Blightly Films website. There seems to be two 1st bn Kings soldiers on there, one of which has more details than the other. I wonder if we can find more details for Pte Lynch and submit them for their website.
     
  3. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Sadly, being on the film is the only info available for both Chadwick and Lynch at the moment.
     
  4. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    The soldier introducing him says, "And now Mrs Lynch here is your son, err, Richard".

    Both men are on my spread sheet and I have a note against Chadwick's entry which states that there is also a T. Lynch, 14847947, one number higher than Lynch's service number, on a list of men that transferred from the 13th King's to the 1st battalion. It may be his brother.
     
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  5. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    Paul,

    James Newton does not appear on the Casualty List but does appear on the A Coy Defence Medal Roll and in the A Coy Dehra Dun photograph. I think that he would only appear in the Casualty List if he was either wounded or KiA, DoW, etc. I have examples of men flown out sick who do not appear on the Casualty List despite being mentioned in the daily radio messages.

    Simon
     
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  6. pnewton84

    pnewton84 Member

    Thanks Simon. He contracted malaria whilst in Burma, so that might have been the reason he was evacuated. So probably not something that would have been recorded. I think I’m at the end of my research into grandad now, although I keep hoping to find a new lead or more information somewhere!
     
  7. Kenneth Berry

    Kenneth Berry Member

    Hi Hebridean, Please forgive me you have 700 pages of the stuff. Can I help in anyway?. I am getting a little close to my best used by date. Still trying to find my uncle Private Edmund Kenneth Buck went to India on the Oronsay, then transhipped to Duchess of Athol, she broke down, returned to Durban SA embarked on the Andes for Bombay and Saugor. He was a Private in 13th Kings Own, Liverpool Rifles. He made it back Liverpool no wounds or hospitals according to steve and Simon. His wife had done the dirty on him
    and taken off.Marjorie was her name,my Mums Sister.Our family were Shattered. mum,her other sisters and husbands saw him. But i never did. He went to live in London were hids Mum Lived and Married again. They had a son.. Can't say any more. Hope I can be of some help. Best Regards Ken B
     
  8. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Re member

    Hi Ken
    Do you know the details of Edmund post WW2? - i.e who he married in London etc?? - do you want to is another question I guess

    TD
     
  9. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Re member

    Hi Ken

    Bit confused - had a comment on my profile page from you re Thomas Edward Lunt - and when did he arrive back in UK, maybe need to start a new thread for him, there was 1 possible

    Name: Thomas E Lunt
    Birth Date: abt 1889
    Age: 36
    Port of Departure: Quebec, Canada
    Arrival date: 18 Nov 1925
    Port of Arrival: Southampton, England
    Ship Name: Empress of France
    Search Ship Database: Search for the Empress of France in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
    Shipping line: Canadian Pacific Line
    Official Number: 136266

    If thats him and you need more details let me know
    TD
     
  10. Hebridean Chindit

    Hebridean Chindit Lost in review... Patron

    Re 700 pages (111 IID) of material, Ken B... not needing specific help with the files thanks, but won't be of use to you as it is generic... ie not much in the way of names, more like an overview... a n other Kenny... :D
     
  11. Kenneth Berry

    Kenneth Berry Member

    In all reverence Hebridean Chindit. I was a Student Graduate in Renfrew Scotland For 2 1/2 years. Don't think genealogy was of any interest to us working class in those days.Met the most beautiful of a Scots girl,would like to go out with her. Answer was, she would like to go out with me, but no romance. As she had a fiancee at University in Edinburgh. Kissed her on the cheek at least twice. Left Scotland July 1953 and went to sea. I know she married her Fiancee 1958. Never invited inside her home, had to only leave her at the end of her street. Her dad didn't like Englishmen especially Liverpudlians. I can remember she said, "Liverpoolians". Well 2008 started to look into my family tree. My nana on dads side was a Sinclair of Unst Inverness. My dads side were Daniel "Ferguson" Berry from Gourock Glasgow an Ironshipbuilder of some repute. Funnily enough my arrival at Glasgow Central in 1951 I felt as I knew the land i had arrived in. A huge Sgt of Police " Obviously an ex RSM of The Scots Guard" asked me. " who i was and where was i Going to, to do what. Met him again a couple of time and he was an ex RSM of the Scots Guards. When Billy Connoly came along on TV. I reckoned the Sergeant had been Billy Connolys elocution teacher. Never knew one could get so many F*&% in one sentence. Apologies for rambling on. What i really want to say is your Quote is i understand what you mean smile "biggrin", but i would love to see " Big Yin". Ya nae can na tel how it would na go" We'd be lost without you and the rest of your clan of administrators. Very Best Regards Ken Berry.
    ps My wife's name was Greer originally MacGregor. 5th generation NZ'er. Family immigrated from Scotland via Liverpool. Lineage goes back to King Alpin and Pope Gregory IV th 769. g/uncle 63? times removed was Robert the Bruce who life was saved after a Boar attacked his horse, Which threw him. Then the Boar went for R the B. Another cousin pulled a young Oak tree sapling out of the ground and beat ???? out of the Boar. Big Grin this time his name was Peter the Perfect MMMMmmmm. Night Night and God Bless
     
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  12. Hebridean Chindit

    Hebridean Chindit Lost in review... Patron

    1700's is as far as we get, other than surnames, and a rebelious Appin streak that resulted in a re-location in 1746... :D
    My mum's dad ended his working days at Brown's as a ship's carpenter... passed in '63...
     

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