Discussion in 'Burma & India' started by D00B, Jan 2, 2015.
Hopefully when the records arrive you will have a better timeline
I have found some results on Forces War Records, J T Jones Royal Welch Fusiliers.It does state rank as 2nd lieutenant though, But I don't know how good the site is in general before I pay. Has anyone had previous with this site and can comment?
Stay away from that site and make sure you cancel the direct debit if you've paid them anything. The only way,and I really mean the only way to find the info you seek is by sending £30 to the Ministry of Defence for a copy of his service records.
Double ditto Anthony. Officers tend to have shorter service numbers in any case, sometimes five, sometimes six digits.
I'm laughing out aloud and woken the baby up and now getting shouted at by the Mrs's !
I'll Ditto that too
It's amazing what you find when you can be arsed to look
From The Red Dragon by Kemp Chapter III 2nd Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers
On the 31st (March) the Battalion moved forward in transport to the Chaukmainywa area and was placed under command of 72 Brigade for the attack on the eastern tunnel, about a mile north east of the western. The Battalion formed the usual box, with companies holding important features in the neighbourhood. On 4th April, Lieutenant J T Jones, of A Company, set out with his platoon to lay an ambush by night in a chaung on the Japanese lines of communication, but during the afternoon Lieutenant A A Ll Jones tripped over a booby trap in the chaung. This brought enemy fire from either side , and the patrol, after accounting for two of the enemy, had difficulty in extricating itself.
That's interesting, I cannot say at this point if this is him, his release book states Cpl, until I get more information from Glasgow, which will be soon we hope, we can then confirm.
Thanks for this snippet.
Have no fear, I've not parted with any cash. I have taken some more pictures of the release book for those that wish to look.
I think I've found what your looking for, hopefully this will help. If you would like the high res version, please let me know.
Awful lotta Jones' in Welsh Wales...!
Anthony... right initials... an fyi... and field promotions were not uncommon...
The release book is rather nice... as are the images...
I'd love getting them in a higher res... I'll pm an email address for you... one further request... any more a little bit further left/west please...?
I'll get onto it
Hi everyone, it’s been such a long time since I last spoke to you all. I hope your all doing well.
I’ve recently received my grandfathers war records, however, they don’t help me much as I don’t understand some of the abbreviations used.
Would it be possible for someone to take a look and assist me understanding it better?
I’m afraid they are too big to attach here, so I’ve added a link.
Fairly straight forward is the most important bit...
Xii and Bn...
If you notice, he is persistently bounced back and forth between the two on the list... being "X" Listed means being too sick to be of use to the Battalion, and the Bn measn he was back on duty... if you note the dates, he was with the Battalion 6th June 1943, and back on the Xii list, 2nd August 1944... so... a strong chance he was with the Battalion when they went into Burma, staying with them until it was all over, so to speak...
Hi, great to hear from you again.
Ah, so he was quite a sick man then, I presume (my interpretation) he was ill during the Burma campaign?
I see that he was made CPL on the 3/12/43 then reverted back to PTE? At his own regiment. 10/10/44
However, his impending release paperwork says CPL and this was in 1945.
Quite difficult to read the writing on the paperwork. Not sure what the W/S/CPL means. CPL is obviously Corporal.
WS stands for War substantive, that being a rank held for the duration of the war. However, many soldiers retained the rank afterwards in any case.
Thank you Bamboo43,
I’m glad I have this forum to help me otherwise I would be goosed
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