Mystery History!

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by RustyH, May 11, 2009.

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  1. Ok random title I know, but I have a mystery on my hands.

    I've been trying to help someone on the Burma Star forums find out about his grandfather, one Sam Wait.
    Sam told his family he served with the Royal West Kents at Kohima and went through Canterbury barracks. His Army record has him enlisting in the 70th East Surrey's at Gravesend. Then his record goes as below;

    27th November 1942 Transferred to 71st Med
    17th January 1943 56 Med
    23rd March 1943 Depot R A
    11th April 1943 In India
    8th August 1943 Disem, India
    6th April 1944 To XII
    10th July 1944 4th Field
    15th August 1944 To XII
    19th August 1944 4th Field
    16th October 1944 XII6 India
    19th October 1944 4th Field
    26th August 1945 28 days L.AP 4th Field

    I believe XII may be a reference to the Suffolks as both they and 4th Field and the Royal West Kents all served in 5th Indian Division. However whats confusing us both is how if at all he served with the RWK's. I was thinking forward observer but dont know how to prove this.

    Can anyone help?