During the Defence of Kohima in March/April 1944 the garrison contained approximately 200 men of the 24th Reinforcement Centre which was located at Kohima. They were from various Regiments and Corps but were en route to their unit from locations in India. Going through the ‘Missing Men’ files I sometimes come across mention of men involved in the defence of Kohima who were either missing, killed In action, wounded or who survived unscathed and thought it would be good to have a thread to record their contribution to this vital battle. Edwards says that the Camp was in tents and located on the track to Merema. It would have had a small permanent staff under Lt Col Malcolm Hepworth of 16th Punjab Regt. However most of the men it contributed would have been in transit between Dimapur and Imphal either as individuals or in small groups, rather than in units. Some had been wounded in earlier fighting or had been in hospital due to sickness. It is clear in the documentation that some attempt was made to record the names of those involved and the casualties after the defenders were evacuated but I am not aware of the continued existence of any of those lists.