I have recently purchased a few scraps of ephemera and some odd photographs that once belonged to a Royal Engineer. Unfortunately, the Soldier's Pay Book and Release Book had been sold before I noticed the listing. However, the few documents that I have suggest a Chindit connection with both the 2nd Battalion and the 7th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment which has confused me. Without going in to too much detail, here is a brief outline. The Sapper served with the 219th Corps Field Park Coy, R.E. which was a London Territorial unit. He served in North Africa and possibly Tobruk before being sent to India. There are some letter post cards dated august 1943, addressed to him at the 219th Corps Field Park Coy that were redirected to the "7th Batt Leicesters", so far so good. However, amongst the paperwork is service sheet for a Thanksgiving and Rededication service held on Whit Sunday 1944, on the occasion of the return of 16 Infantry Brigade from active operations, The Lesson, taken from Hebrews XI and XII, was read by one Brigadier B.E. Fergusson, D.S.O. Given that it was the 2nd Battalion Leicestershire Regiment that served as part of 16 Infantry Brigade, forming 17 and 71 Columns and that, the 7th Battalion served with 14 Infantry Brigade, forming 47 and 74 Columns; it would seem that there must have been a transfer from the 7th to the 2nd battalion. I have read that the 7th battalion was disbanded in December 1944 and the personnel were transferred to the 2nd Battalion, but as Whit Sunday 1944 fell on 28th May, this was too late for a member of the 7th Battalion to have been at a Service with the 2nd Battalion. Further evidence that a transfer took place is that the Sapper was issued with a new pay book dating from 3rd May 1944, presumably on his return to India. Any thoughts would be welcome.