2bn South Lancashire Regiment

Discussion in 'Burma & India' started by chris-s, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    It's leaves on the bush.
     
  2. chris-s

    chris-s Junior Member

    It's leaves on the bush.

    Looking at it again, I think you may be right & it is a leaf on the bush :redface::redface:
     
  3. Hebridean Chindit

    Hebridean Chindit Lost in review...

    All insignia was removed before going in, afaik...

    Might be barking up the wrong tree but it looks like an evergreen... :D (good luck) ;)
     
  4. Pete Keane

    Pete Keane Senior Member

    Hi Chris

    A question for you - did your Dad have any stepbrothers?

    Reason I ask is that there is a Pte Sinnott, which surely cant be that common?

    I def found your dad, so we know he was in the 1st Bn in 1939, a Corporal.

    Are you local to Preston - if so a visit to the museum may help, see if you can find a service number. Once you have that its game on for obtaining his service history.

    Does anyone else have his medals, any letters home, anything official, where we might find his number.

    Cheers

    Pete

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  5. chris-s

    chris-s Junior Member

    Hi Chris

    A question for you - did your Dad have any stepbrothers?

    Reason I ask is that there is a Pte Sinnott, which surely cant be that common?

    I def found your dad, so we know he was in the 1st Bn in 1939, a Corporal.

    Are you local to Preston - if so a visit to the museum may help, see if you can find a service number. Once you have that its game on for obtaining his service history.

    Does anyone else have his medals, any letters home, anything official, where we might find his number.

    Cheers

    Pete

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    Unfortunately I live in the Netherlands so I am not very local to Preston.

    I have asked my 1/2 Sister is she has anything, its very doubtful that she has, but she is looking anyway. :poppy:
     
  6. Pete Keane

    Pete Keane Senior Member

    Fair enough, I know how difficult it can be.

    Bearing in mind his unusual surname, and you know he was in the South Lancs, I reckon you should apply for his service history, you've got enough for them to identify him.

    Once you have that its a fairly straighforward process of deciphering it.

    Cheers.

    Pete
     
  7. chris-s

    chris-s Junior Member

    Thank you everyone for all the information and help you have provided, I do appreciate the time you have spent on this, but nearly 5 years later on I am no further on, I think that maybe I am too late with my request, also given that my father had 3 legal surnames, he was born Kinsella but changed his name to Sinnott when his mother remarried & further changed to Sinnett when (he said) the Army made a spelling mistake with his registration. this all really makes it more difficult than what I suppose is normal.
     
  8. John Sinnott

    John Sinnott New Member

    Hello,

    Cpl Edward ‘Ted’ Sinnott was my uncle and after joining South Lancashire Regt In 1938 age 17, he joined the BEF to France after war was declared and subsequently evacuated from Dunkirk along with the other 300k plus British and French military. He later joined 2 Commando 4 Troop and took part in the Vaagso and St Nazaire raids, being captured in the aftermath of the St Nazaire Raid from the beleaguered motor launch ML306 at sea following engagement from the German light battle cruiser Jaguar (29/3/1942). He spent the next 3 years in various pow camps in Poland and Germany. My uncle and his young family migrated to Australia in 1956. He died in 1986 age 66 in NSW.
     

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