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Indian deaths in Egypt 15th Sikhs


stevenbecker

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Mates,

Can anyone tell me or know how to confirm either the casulties of the 15th Sikhs during Dec 1915 to Jan 1916 in Egypt or their deaths.

Is there a history for this unit to confirm this.

Cheers

S.B

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Guest Bill Woerlee

Steve

G'day mate

Just to help you out, here is a few for you -

808 Sepoy SINGH BAKHTAWAR, 15th Ludhiana Sikhs, KIA 13 December 1915

1048 Sepoy SINGH BHAGAT, 15th Ludhiana Sikhs, KIA 13 December 1915

360 Naik SINGH BHAGWAN, 15th Ludhiana Sikhs, KIA 25 December 1915

Cheers

Bill

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Bill,

Thanks there must be a few more as the figures don't much the numbers given in reports.

I tried the CWGC Site but they don't give deaths by date and you need a name anyway.

I was hopeing someone knew how to check Indian records?

Cheers

S.B

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Guest Bill Woerlee

Steve

G'day mate

Searching the CWGC is not as difficult as you think. Depends on the questions you ask. In the case of the Indians, it is made easier by the total number of casualties.

If you go to the search page, for surname, just type in "a", then for years choose both as 1915. Then choose Army, then choose India. After that it is a matter of doing a search through the records to find the correct date for the 15th ... to do that the easy way requires a word seach on each the page. I used 15th and found those three above just to test the theory. Works like a dream.

Mate, if you have any problems, just give me a call and I'll talk you through it.

Cheers

Bill

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Some letters work fine for this Bill - but if you use for example "b" or "s" (just two I picked at random) - you get over 1000 possibilities - and it doesn't list them - just tells you to narrow your search

BTW - I have found once you have the first page of your possibilities - instead of looking through each page - you can do a "sort" by clicking on any of the options across the top - eg Rank/Date of Death/Regiment/Cemetery/Memorial - and the pages convert to alphabetical or numerical listings based on your sort selection for that and all the ongoing pages

Numerical isn't strict when used for Regiments though - seems to go on order of numbers - eg: with these Indian Regiments -

119th Indian Infantry (Mooltan Regiment) comes before

11th King Edward's Own Lancers (Probyn's Horse) which comes before

11th Rajputs which is then followed by

120th Rajputana Infantry

but they end up grouped together and are easier to find

Hope I've explained that clearly - not sure reading it through again - but it certainly does help

Cheers

Sue

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Guest Bill Woerlee

Sue

G'day

Yeah, good call on the B and S letters. I omitted to mention that I got around that by adding an additional vowel - eg - ba, be, bi etc. without forgetting the h. Cuts down the numbes and allows the results.

I like the idea of sorting - good suggestion.

Cheers

Bill

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Guest Bill Woerlee

Steve

G'day mate

These are the only fellows I can find:

808 Sepoy BAKHTAWAR SINGH, 15th Ludhiana Sikhs, KIA 13 December 1915

1048 Sepoy BHAGAT SINGH, 15th Ludhiana Sikhs, KIA 13 December 1915

33 Sepoy SUNDAR SINGH, 15th Ludhiana Sikhs, KIA 13 December 1915

360 Naik BHAGWAN SINGH, 15th Ludhiana Sikhs, KIA 25 December 1915

56 Sepoy HARDATT SINGH, 15th Ludhiana Sikhs, KIA 25 December 1915

796 Sepoy SOHAN SINGH, 15th Ludhiana Sikhs, KIA 25 December 1915

The one thing I learned about Ludhiana - the first Indian city where I commenced import/export work so it has fond memories to me - the most reliable name is Singh. Just about everyone has that as a name. It's like Park in Korea.

Well there are six out of six in this list.

Cheers

Bill

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CWGC lists sixteen casualties from the 15th Ludhiana Sikhs during Dec 1915 and Jan 1916.

If you want the details, send me a PM with your email address.

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Mate,

Sorry my PM is not showing since the updates were done?

Cheers

S.B

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