Anglo-Indian Bn at Visagapatam on the east coast

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  1. Murdo Duncan

    Murdo Duncan Well-Known Member

    Hello and after my father (Lt M. M. Duncan) had been wounded at Imphal in April 1944, he served in an Anglo-Indian battalion at the east coast port of Visagapatam (English spelling) until mid-'45. Could anyone tell me which battalion it was please?
     
  2. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    It might have been the East Coast Battalion, a unit of the Indian Territorial Army affiliated with the 3rd Madras Regiment. Vizagapatam was in the unit's recruiting area. Vizagapatam was also an important RAF and RN station.
     
  3. Murdo Duncan

    Murdo Duncan Well-Known Member

    MMM many thanks and as he doesn't say anything else apart from it being an "anglo-Indian Bn"..... I have no idea but thanks very much anyway!
     
  4. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    I was just guessing based on the information you provided. To make sure you would need to get your father's service record from the MOD.
     
  5. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Here is the order of battle for Southern Army in India for November 13, 1944. The only mobilized Anglo-Indian unit listed is the Madras Guards, Auxiliary Force (India). It served under the Madras LOC area, which included Visagapatam.
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  6. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    Funny, I was going to suggest that Murdo contact you. I figured you'd have the OOB info if anyone would.
     
  7. Murdo Duncan

    Murdo Duncan Well-Known Member

    Hi and good of both of you. I must have a look later as he typed that info on some notes but decided not to talk about it or his 290 years in the Army Cadet Force when he got back to the UK...he just couldn't face it although he said he had a wonderful time. I get the impression that it was mobilised and he was no longer classed as A1 if you know what that means. Sorry that I can't be of more help so please don't waste too much time as we'll never be able to prove it I don't suppose.
     

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