ken's research thread

Discussion in 'Burma & India' started by Kenneth Berry, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    can you explain this statement - in light that I have never been in the South Atlantic

    TD
     
  2. Kenneth Berry

    Kenneth Berry Member

    Tricky Dicky;
    Hi, I am having a few problems sending a copy of the Birth Marriage and Death certificates I have printed off ancestry au. Genealogy site. They have sold the site to a new company. They really are having problems. Actually TD there is an email #289 this page 15. It was to Hugh Wood and gives some of Ken Bucks details when he married Vilma Dolores Woodhouse in 1959. I also found the son was a member of MY Heritage. Francisco J F Buck born 1965. Have sent and email to My Heritage and the son again,but no reply from either. I am stunned by the lack of knowledge in general of people my age +/- 5 years my age. The Chindits they have heard the name but the lack of any real knowledge is stunning. Any other things just ask please. Best Regards Ken B
     
  3. Kenneth Berry

    Kenneth Berry Member

    Hi Steve, I am trying to send 2 photos to you Fred McAdam of Liverpool,the 2nd photo is of Fred as well but also from Liverpool I imagine
    his mate. I am waiting for his name. Going to post hope they stay together

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  4. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Thank you Ken, lovely photos, I have them safe and sound.

    Steve
     
  5. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    I am getting more and more confused by the direction this thread is taking. The two soldiers in post 316 appear to be Fusiliers and not members of the King's Regiment (Liverpool). Judging from the background of the photograph It would appear to have been taken somewhere like Egypt or Malta.
     
  6. Kenneth Berry

    Kenneth Berry Member

    Hi, The Poona came from Fred McAdam's sister and 2 brothers. Have sent another email of to try and clarify. I am staggered by the number of people who nothing at all about the Chindits and also the number of my generation at 85 plus never heard of the word. I can remember the Echo and Express during the war. there was next to nothing in either paper a week or two before VE day And after VE day it was 6 weeks about i think the wording that appeared was the tide has turned in Burma. The troops that the Japs lost to Banzai Charges was Horrendous. You will know more than i do High Wood if they had got even 2/3 of their troops out if they had any ships left would have done a lot more damage to the the Americans if they had had the logistic and Utilities. Will let you know asap when i get an answer from the people.Best Regards Ken B
     
  7. lionboxer

    lionboxer Member Patron

    They look to be wearing an Irish caubeen (hat). Maybe Inniskilling Fusiliers?
    Lionboxer
     
  8. Kenneth Berry

    Kenneth Berry Member

    Hi Lionboxer, The lady who sent the photos had asked her brothers and their brother had told them he was in Poona with his mate. I am hoping for an email ASAP. I am still more than staggered the number of people who haven't a clue about the Burma Campaign. Will let you know as soon as i get an answer. Best Regards Ken B.
     
  9. Kenneth Berry

    Kenneth Berry Member

    My Brother in law Married to my wifes sister Worked at John Browns As did his brother and father.. There is no doubt in my mind they were the top builders in the UK. While in Renfrew B & W. I worked on 7 Ships all Big Tankers. Non from John Browns. Cammell Lairds Liverpool, ??? Sunderland, ??? Newcastle sorry Senior Moment. They all came up to Gourock for their Delivery trials and the measured Mile. Usually only 2-3 days to find faults and repair as there was always a penalty for non delivery on specified date.Great Scot tradesman but to old fort getting into Steam Drums and crawling into pretty small and bloody hot areas. But what knowledge. He made me an honorable Scot one new years Eve.That was before i found out my Scots Relations. Best Regards Ken B
     
  10. Kenneth Berry

    Kenneth Berry Member

    Hi High Wood, Just noticed Steve has a note in my letter showing the Photos of Fred Thomson and Mate. He was Operation Longcloth. He died in Liverpool by the looks of it about a year ago. Regards Ken B
     
  11. Kenneth Berry

    Kenneth Berry Member

    Sorry Steve. I managed to get that German guy who wrote quite a bit about the Chindits. I found his web site and after a struggle got it translated. Looks like they are not easy to send in email form. They are well written. there were 94 different actions. If i can stil print them again shall I send them snail mail. I managed to get the library here in Haswell to purchase:- BURMA VICTORY Imphal, Kohima and the Chuindit Issue. March 1944 to May 1945 by David Rooney Arms & Armour Press.
    Slim and Stilwell had a few problems ith some of the Pukka Sahib Leader. Have you read it. Best Regards Ken B.
     
  12. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Did you mean member 'Bamboo'

    I guess it would be better to sent to him as a Conversation - open up your profile and check for the word then send him a 'conversation'

    TD
     
  13. Kenneth Berry

    Kenneth Berry Member

    Hi TD, Thanks for your email. I'm not sure what you want me to do. I did fill in my profile a couple of hours ago but wasn't sure what to put in for (url) rang a couple but they didn't know either. Sent it but never arrived, can you help with what i should put in for url. Must be senior moment again. Best Regards. Ken B
     
  14. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    I'm not sure what it is you want to do

    TD
     
  15. Kenneth Berry

    Kenneth Berry Member

    Hi Lionboxer, Do you think his convoy could have sailed throuh the Meddy and Suez Regards Ken B
     
  16. Kenneth Berry

    Kenneth Berry Member

    Hi TD, To complete my profile i have to give a my UrL, haven't a clue except its the start of looking something up "htp;//url-----------/ have sent a couple but no get to you just disappear.Sorry for mucking you about. apologies Ken B
     
  17. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    No you don't .
    You don't have to complete anything on your profile.
     
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  18. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Moved Ken's posts here as they were taking the 1st Kings Chindit thread off-topic.
     
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  19. Kenneth Berry

    Kenneth Berry Member

    Hi Jungle Jackie, I was wondering if the name of Private Edmund Kenneth Buck comes up in your dads photos. My uncle was in 13th Kings Liverpool Rifles, then 1st Battalion in operation Longcloth. The Administrators are helping me a great deal,but no luck so far. I have been trying for years. He was on the S S Oronsay, Duchess of Athol and the Andes. Arriving in Bombay. He came through with no wounds or Roll of Honour. He arrived back in Liverpool late 45 or early 1946. Thanks for any help or not. Regards Ken Berry
     
  20. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    Ken,

    you could save yourself a lot of time and effort if you contacted the MOD for a copy of your father's service record.

    Simon
     
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