Father in law's service records help

Discussion in 'Service Records' started by Medwyn Edwards, Jun 23, 2019.

  1. Medwyn Edwards

    Medwyn Edwards Well-Known Member

    My niece sent me some photos of what she has of my late father in law's army records etc , any help of regiments he was with please , I think because of his age he was called up when close to the end of the war , I'm sure he mentioned Burma but can't correctly remember . Any help please so I can pass onto my niece
     

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  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    They are not his 'army/service records' as has been mentioned before, if you want to know about someones military career, [who they were with, where and when] you need to apply for their service records, and the forms are Request records of deceased service personnel

    One piece of paper shows he served with
    General Service Corps
    Royal Wesh Fusiliers (hence the feather)
    Border Regt
    East Lancs

    In what capacity he was with them will be found in his service records, as will his travels

    TD
     
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  3. Medwyn Edwards

    Medwyn Edwards Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info ..I'll get her to apply for them ..any idea what the bag is with Japanese writing on it ?
     
  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    No idea, if he was out in Burma it may be a souvenir [either in Chinese or Japanese] - but perhaps you could research the 'black cat' and the '16' a little more.

    TD
     
  5. Medwyn Edwards

    Medwyn Edwards Well-Known Member

    Just going to research the black cat now TD ..see what I can find
     
  6. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    As per advice above you must get the service records to complete the picture, meanwhile, from the Royal Welsh Fusiliers transfer in register:-
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    If you can't read the words on the rhs they say "Docs to Preston", as per one of your photos.
     
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  7. Medwyn Edwards

    Medwyn Edwards Well-Known Member

    Thanks Tony , I've just spoken to her and she's going to apply for service records ..
     
  8. Medwyn Edwards

    Medwyn Edwards Well-Known Member

    Found the black cat patches on Google
     
  9. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Might be worth adding the information here for other members knowledge

    TD
     
  10. Medwyn Edwards

    Medwyn Edwards Well-Known Member

     

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  11. Medwyn Edwards

    Medwyn Edwards Well-Known Member

    Th
    Think it looks the same
     
  12. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

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  14. JITTER PARTY

    JITTER PARTY Active Member

    You've already spotted that the badges - not patches - are those of 17 Indian Division. 4 Border were in 63 Indian Brigade of 17 Indian Division during 1946-47 - exactly the time that your father-in-law was with that regiment.
    Get his service records and confirm the details.
     
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  15. Medwyn Edwards

    Medwyn Edwards Well-Known Member

    Thank you ,she's going to apply for his service records so there be more questions I'm sure , thank you all again
     

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