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I am asking for some help does anyone have a list of wounded for this Regiment on the 24th April 1917. 

I know its a long shot but did this Regiment go to Shillong in 1933

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2 hours ago, Stevend said:

I am asking for some help does anyone have a list of wounded for this Regiment on the 24th April 1917. 

I know its a long shot but did this Regiment go to Shillong in 1933

I cannot help you with regards to casualties of the 14th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, a war-raised and hostilities only unit that was disbanded in 1919.

As regards 1933, the 2nd Battalion of the A&SH, a regular battalion on the then permanent establishment of the Army, arrived for a tour of duty in India in that exact year and stayed until the outbreak of war in 1939 (it subsequently fought hard down the Malay peninsula before its remnants were surrendered to the Japanese at Singapore).  Shillong, once a part of Assam, is a hill station in India where soldiers went on rotation for respite during the hot season, but the battalion’s initial duty station was the cantonment at Secunderabad.

NB.  “It is said that the rolling hills around the town reminded the British of Scotland. Hence, they would also refer to it as the ‘Scotland of the East’.” (extract from Wikipedia).  See also: https://www.dailypioneer.com/2017/sunday-edition/fragment-of-memory-left-by-the-britishers.html

 

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Hi thanjs for all the information 

 

I am trying to identify a soldier who served in this Regiment which he joined in 1915. 

But interestingly he died 8th January 1933 in Shillong i dont have his name but he was a corporal.

Long shot but any help is appreciated 

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3 hours ago, Stevend said:

Hi thanjs for all the information 

 

I am trying to identify a soldier who served in this Regiment which he joined in 1915. 

But interestingly he died 8th January 1933 in Shillong i dont have his name but he was a corporal.

Long shot but any help is appreciated 

Sick soldiers and officers were sent to Shillong to convalesce in the crisp air and beneficial climate.  It suggests he died from the effects of disease.  You might find the following, unrelated account adds some context about the place: https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/25/a7357025.shtml

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