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lucanoah

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kenneth middleton
« on: July 21, 2015, 08:02:10 PM »
hi my uncle kenny was def in malaya he is still well and alive does anyone remember him pls .he has become a bit vague about his army days ty

Offline george.theshed197

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Re: kenneth middleton
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2015, 06:29:41 PM »
Sorry that I have to regret to that I have not found any trace of him in the "Bible " of Jungle Bashers and similarly having no recollection or knowledge or anything associated  with him whatsoever.
The only Middleton I can ever recall in the Battalion was one  Sgt Harry Middleton who was If I remember rightly was in SP Coy.
George.

( Formerly having served with B Coy. C. Coy, D Coy and Sarawak Ranger Platoon right through from the Advance Party1951 to late September 1953 )
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Re: kenneth middleton
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2015, 07:11:56 PM »
I too served with the battalion in Malaya,from 51 to 54,I was in Support Company and like George only remember a
Sgt H Middleton in the MMG Platoon,sorry I cannot help you, George is the man with all the knowledge,if he can't help you your chances of learning about about your Uncle Kenny are very slim,however someone else may read your post and come up with the information you require.

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Re: kenneth middleton
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2015, 09:52:03 AM »
Having a further dig back into my "archives"- way back possibly in the late 1980's or there about's when we were first considering forming the MVA (Malayan Veterans Association) we held a few meetings at the old Ladysmith Pub to the rear of the Town Hall in Ashton and took names and address's of former members who were interested in forming such an organisation and in my listings I find that there was another Middleton, ROY then living at an address in Moston.; BUT he did not eventually join us as there is no registered number by that name.

So unfortunately there is no further information to my knowledge.

George.

PS. Thanks for that Roy, strange I was going to contact you later today with not having heard from you for a while. trust that Jean is  in better health these days, will contact you later by PM.
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Re: kenneth middleton
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2015, 08:13:32 AM »
Thank you for your help i will speak to my uncle kenny and try to find out some more information .ty

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Re: kenneth middleton
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2015, 06:53:36 PM »
What year was you Uncle Kenny born? We might be able to work out approximately when he  might have been serving, if we had that period.

From the number on his GSM, we should be able to calculate approximately the period he was in Malaya; i.e. he would have spent approximately 12  weeks at Ladysmith Barracks for training, 14 days embarkation leave, then roughly three to four weeks sailing to Malaya followed by six weeks or so possibly on familiarisation with the Battalion at either Penang or Kroh giving us roughly 24 weeks (six months).

Its worth giving it a try.

Cheers , George.
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