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    hi i am looking for any information about my fathers experiences in india in WW2 his army no 3772662 pte george cailes the 1st battalion kings liverpool regiment,he was with the kings in india from,nov 1942 to 25 march 1944 before being transferred to the queens royal regiment for the battle of kohima,i was trying to find out what the 1st bat done IE what battles and where they where during this time,also before going to india he was with the 9th bat in the uk,and i cannot find any info about him in the uk,if anyone who knew him or has any info on the above subject could you please let me know,i seem to have hit a brick wall,as the kings liverpool regiment museum is closed till 2010 thanks

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    Welcome to the forums.

    If you don't have it already, you should apply for his service record.

    There may be mention of his regiment in the London Gazette

    The Naval and Military Press may have a published book of interest.

    As this is recent history - if anyone can help with personal information which relates to anyone still alive, please contact cailesy by private message or e-mail.

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    Order of battles has them in the 77th Infantry (Indian) Brigade (Brig. J.M. Calvert) for the Second Chindit Expedition 1944.

    http://web.archive.org/web/200511191.../chindit2.html

    Also Wikipedia has 1st Battalion The King's Regiment (Liverpool): 81 and 82 Columns

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_o...ation_Thursday

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chindits

    The 2 Queen's Royal Regiment was also in this force 16th Infantry Brigade (Brig. B.E. Fergusson)

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    Welcome to the forum, Cailesy!

    There are a number of books about the King's Liverpool Regiment, including one 3-volume affair published in 2002. Have you tried your local library or Liverpool Central Library?

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    thanks mate,i will look into these books,i have got my dads records i just have to fill in the gaps

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    thanks i have my dads army records and i think he was not in the chindits as he was transferred to the queens rr shortly after the 2nd chindits expidition i have already checked wikipedia and it only has limited info,thannks for replying

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