REME and Indian Engineers

Discussion in 'User Introductions' started by stephenmyall, Oct 7, 2010.

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  1. stephenmyall

    stephenmyall Member

    I am my writing a book about great uncle who was a Captain in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME), he served in India and Lebanon. I am waiting for his service records from MOD Glasgow and I am hoping this forum can help me find out more.
    He also served in the Great War with the 36th Ulster Division at the Somme.

    :confused:
     
  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    welcome to the forum Stephen

    if you could post his name/photo and any other snippets you have im sure forum members can add to it
     
  3. stephenmyall

    stephenmyall Member

    welcome to the forum Stephen

    if you could post his name/photo and any other snippets you have im sure forum members can add to it
    Thanks I'll work out how to upload his photo shortly

    His name was Thomas Frederick Smith and he was 43 in 1939.
     
  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  5. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Stephen,

    Hello and welcome to the Forum.

    My Grandfather also fought in the Great War and was called Thomas Smith, but his lungs were badly effected by a enemy gas and he died in 1943.

    I wish you well with your research.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  6. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Welcome to the forum.
    Sounds an interesting book.
    Good Luck.
     
  7. stephenmyall

    stephenmyall Member

    Stephen,

    Hello and welcome to the Forum.

    My Grandfather also fought in the Great War and was called Thomas Smith, but his lungs were badly effected by a enemy gas and he died in 1943.

    I wish you well with your research.

    Regards
    Tom
    Hi Smudger
    My great uncle suffered from Goiter and a hyper thyroid gland which he believed he got from the great war, but im struggling to find a connection. In the fifties he invented and patented new sporting rifle based on the 1914 Enfield P.14 (.303 pattern) and wrote a book despite being almost blind. So im really exited to find out what he got up to in WWII. Its a brave man to gets up off his backside to do it all again after what he witnessed in France
     

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