Question on courts-martial in India

Discussion in 'Burma & India' started by amuldoo1, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. amuldoo1

    amuldoo1 Junior Member

    I'm new to the forum, looking for help with an abbreviation found in logs of the GCMs and FGCMs for India in WW2. Where sentences are recorded there are multiple instances where the first notation is "F/S" followed by what appears to be a date. These usually accompany note describing sentence as Severe Reprimand.

    I am not sure what these notes reference and would be pleased to hear from anyone who might know.

    Thanks.
     
  2. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Hi amuldoo1,

    I'm not sure if this is your answer, but three Court Martial enquiry transcripts I have read in regard to Indian soldiers have had the abbreviation F.S. written down as the sentence. This meant in these cases for Firing Squad.
     
  3. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

  4. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    With a reprimand or severe reprimand I would imagine it is court martial F/S - Field Service (regulations)

    That sounds more like it, well done Wills.:)
     
  5. Hebridean Chindit

    Hebridean Chindit Lost in review...

    I feel a MPFC "death's too good for them" moment coming on, Steve...

    Definitely don't want you ruling on my case... ;)
     
  6. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    I feel a MPFC "death's too good for them" moment coming on, Steve...

    Definitely don't want you ruling on my case... ;)

    I'm nicknamed 'hang em' high' to all who know me well.:) On a serious note, I've seen reports at Kew, where men deemed to have deserted during the retreat from Burma in 1942, were sentenced to death by the officer in the field and were not offered the luxury of a court-martial.
     
  7. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

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    1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem - related ?
     
  8. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

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