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Captain J Needham of the Lushai Labour Corps


Oldleg

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I was wondering if anyone could help me, I am wanting to find out as much as I can about a certain Captain J Needham who was with Lushai Labour Corps in 1918. Can anyone help? 

 

Cheers in advance.  

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mispelling Lushai
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John Needham was admitted to the Indian Army Reserve of Officers, Second Lieutenant, on 20 April 1917 https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30267/supplement/9157

To be temp Capt. 20 April 1917  https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30267/supplement/9154

Promoted to Lieutenant 20 April 1918 https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/31032/page/13926

 

Edit to add: Indian Army Reserve of Officers - resigned his commission on 1 May 1922 and retained the rank of Lieutenant https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/32743/page/6387 (his name is on the 18th line of the left column). The heading and effective date is on page 6384 

 

 

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Transcribed from "Employees of the India Office"

 

NEEDHAM, John, Indian Police Service (supt., Assam) (b. 15th Mar. 1885). - Joined the service 26th June 1906; in mil. employ from 20th April, 1917, to 5th May, 1919; asst. supt., Aug. 1919; offg. supt., Jan., 1926; confd., Aug., 1926.

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This looks like his death - Burials at Shillong - Feb 2 1933, Jack Needham, aged 47 years, Police Officer, cause of death - pneumonia.

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The answer to the second part - as an Army Officer, at this time, he would not have had a service number. 

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