Chindit Unit ID

Discussion in 'Burma & India' started by morrisc8, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    I have given this photo a clean up, Morris PU stuck on wooden bridge with an elephant with a chain to pull it out.
    Link to more info.
    Gurkha Badges | Hermes' Wings
    If anyone wants to use any photograph from my collections, just ask .
    Keith
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  2. zahonado

    zahonado Well-Known Member

    great photos, thank you for putting them up
     
  3. zahonado

    zahonado Well-Known Member

     
  4. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    A few more photos. Any one know where they were taken ?
    Might have an ID of the Lt J Hartland ?
    ? as he looks like a man in the Queens photo that Charpoy Chindt has, could you have a look, i think he is 2nd on the left bottom row.
    Thanks.
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  5. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    -39253_7116.jpg 1, 3 and 4 look like Gulmarg in Kashmir whilst No 2 looks like it may be Calcutta as it has a hand drawn rickshaw.
     
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  6. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Thanks High wood. one more brick in the wall.
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  7. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    A few more. I am nearly at the end of making the negs into photos. [ at last you say ].
    Keith
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  8. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    That second to last picture with the reflections of palm trees is a lovely picture.
     
  9. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    A few more, from the negs. Thats it, just need to ID Lt J Hartland and if poss the rest of them.
    Keith
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  10. imphalcampaign

    imphalcampaign Active Member

    Hello Keith,
    The Vegetation, terrain and bashas in the # 20 looks like Burma or NE India. would love to know more on the location where it was taken.

    Raj
     
  11. zahonado

    zahonado Well-Known Member

    The church in the third pic from the end might be identifiable
     
  12. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    This original photo was not taken by the Lt Hartland but shows a Dakota in India.
    Info on back of photo says `This is the kite we ? flew in.
    To the left are some trucks
    Keith
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  13. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Hi Keith,

    I was up at the Archives today for the first time in ages. I was on the look out for a Chindit officer on behalf of the Chindit Society and looked in both 60 Reg RA (1944) and 2 Queens (1945) diaries. Hartland appears in both, moving from 60 RA to 2QRWS in December 1944. Are you interested in the diaries? I have not read them only photographed.

    Steve

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  14. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Hi Steve,
    Yes please.
    They might give a bit more info of where he went and that would fit in with the photos ?, shame we do not have a photo of him that has his name on.
    I wish the guy with the Queens photo would put up a high res of the unit photo so we could ID him from it or just part of it .
    Regards,
    Keith
     
  15. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Hi Keith,

    Give me a day or so and I'll sort that out for you. Hartland moved over to the 2 QRWS along with 10-12 other men from 60 Reg. RA after their commanding officer, Lt-Col. HG. de J du Vallon was made C/o of the 2 QRWS. The officer I am researching on behalf of a Chindit family could well be depicted in one of your photographs.

    Best wishes

    Steve
     
  16. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    If he is in any of the photos i can send a high res scan to you for the family.
    Keith.
     
  17. JungleJ

    JungleJ Junior Member

    I'm delighted to have come across this thread, albeit rather late.
    Rather spookily, I have the rest of Lt J Hartland's collection, including photos, occupation currency, silk escape map and slouch hat. At least I think its him: mine is 60th Fd Regt RA, the slouch hat is named 'Lt Hartland' and comparing the attached photo with yours would suggest they are one and the same.
     

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  18. JungleJ

    JungleJ Junior Member

    Hi Keith,
    On further inspection, it seems I might have the original prints from your negatives.
    It would be interesting to compare notes!
    All the best,
    Jerry
     

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  19. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Wow , witch guy in your photos is Lt Hartland as i have the negs and there was no ID or name on them. Do you have all the photos from my negs, if not i can send you them by email.
    Keith
     
  20. JungleJ

    JungleJ Junior Member

    Hi Keith,
    Thanks for coming back so quickly.

    The photo of the Capt and 2Lt says 'Self and Capt Shand Feb '42'. From that I assume that the 2Lt is Hartland, which would make the guy with the two Webleys Hartland and the one of the two men in marching order, Hartland (I believe) is the on e on the left with the revolver holster.
    I have a lots of photos, including as far as I can tell, all the pictures from your negatives. There's also a bunch of pictures from Egypt and India, including some with family and friends in them. Most of them have notes on the back and so I can try to give you some names of the folk in them if you want to highlight the ones you're interested in.

    Fantastic to have come across the other half of this treasure trove!!

    Equally, I can try to make the prints available on this site if anyone is interested. I've only just joined MVT and if the article mentioned earlier is still being drafted, I'd be very happy to help/collaborate.
     
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