Category Archives: 1939/09

September 26th 1939 – Madras – 2/13 Frontier Force Rifles


Madras – was given a farewell party in Sgts Mess – Miller made his same speech again, and when he sat down, CSM Blackwell said “I wish I had your command of English, sir.” RSM then invited me to get … Continue reading

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September 14th 1939 – Razani


I go up Oak eventually. There is a bit of shooting on several piquets. Some sniping comes from the sangar Bare Patch way, just above me, however they fire on everyone but us. Two shells arrive up there, so I … Continue reading

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September 11th 1939 – Razani


Postings are out and I have the 2/13. The awards also received for Bodhari Sar show. Walshe an M.C. Sgt Blake a DSM – he lead search parties out several times looking for the bodies, and L/Cpl Rawson an M.M. … Continue reading

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September 5th 1939 – Razani


Came back from football about 4.30pm on Sunday and we could just hear Chamberlain saying that a state of war existed with Germany. This was on Ian Mitchell’s wireless and we had to put our heads almost up to the … Continue reading

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September 3rd 1939 – Razani


Went and dined with Pearse in R.A. Mess. The nicest mess in Razmak. Captain Findlay O.H. with one arm was there. On his artificial arm he had a hand which he could unscrew and, in its place, insert a hammer … Continue reading

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