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Offline Harry

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A Harrison - Looking for information
« on: November 02, 2021, 11:10:39 AM »
Arthur is my uncle on my Dad's side. He served in Malaya '53-'54, I think. This was for National Service.
I was just wondering if anyone knows of him or has any information, photos of him? I do know that he is in one of the Battalion pictures in Jungle Bashers. He kindly let me borrow his signed copy of the book, but would love to have my own copy at some point. In more recent times he was one of the flag bearers for the Victory Parade up in London.

Thanks in advance.


Offline artyhughes

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Re: A Harrison - Looking for information
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2021, 05:44:29 PM »
Harry as you are aware the battalion was split into company locations over a vast area of the Malayan states in which they operated.Can you please provide as much information as possible,No,Rank,platoon and   company,I was in 3"Mortar Platoon  Support Company during the period 1951/54.

Offline Harry

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Re: A Harrison - Looking for information
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2021, 06:16:57 PM »
Hi Arty,  Thanks for the reply. I will have to ask my Dad. Watch this space. Thanks once again.

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Re: A Harrison - Looking for information
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2021, 12:10:15 PM »
Welcome Harry.
Have a look at: http://themanchesters.org/forum/index.php?topic=627.0

To get to these photos without this link scroll down the home page list of subjects to "Photos and Postcards by Battalion"
Click on "Far East Photos" then on "1st Battalion Malaya".

Re Jungle Bashers, there is a second hand one for sale on Amazon if you want to pay £69.99 for it. The £25.00 one is not available:
https://www.best-book-price.co.uk/product/1873907125-Jungle-Bashers-A-British-Infantry-Battalion-in-the-Malayan-Emergency-19511954.html

Check out second hand book shops you never know what may come up.
Good hunting.
Cliff   

« Last Edit: November 03, 2021, 12:11:55 PM by rafboy »
Cliff P Son of 3525679 Sgt Arthur Phillips 1st Bn Manchester Regiment and RAPC

Offline Harry

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Re: A Harrison - Looking for information
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2021, 11:11:53 AM »
Hi Guys,

I just needed to confirm a few details but here are his details:

A Harrison - 7th Platoon, C Company, 1st Batalion, No. 22681355

Served 53/54 on National Service

Thanks

Offline artyhughes

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Re: A Harrison - Looking for information
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2021, 06:04:42 PM »
I cannot place A Harrison whilst in the Malayan State of Kedah
 C Company I believe was stationed at Sungei Patani a considerable distance from my company location.Search the forum archives there are many photographs from our time in Malaya.
 

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Re: A Harrison - Looking for information
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2021, 07:25:33 PM »

 Hello Harry
 There is a picture on page 70 of the Jungle Bashers of 7 Platoon 'C' company at kulm
 in 1953, with a Corporal Harrison.

 Below is a picture taken with a phone of Corporal Harrison.

 Click on the picture to make it bigger.
 Hope this is who your relative is.

 Timberman

Offline Harry

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Re: A Harrison - Looking for information
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2021, 07:51:17 AM »
Bingo. That's my uncle. I've seen that picture before when I borrowed his copy of Jungle Bashers.
« Last Edit: November 10, 2021, 07:52:52 AM by Harry »