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hamiltond
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Looking for info on late Father Thomas Ralston who was firstly in the Durham Light Infantry then joined the 143 special services in Nov 1942 AS LANCE CORPORAL spent time training at Achnacarry Scotland He went to India prior to entering the theatre of Burma where he was wounded at Kohima
i Believe he was evacuated from Dunkirk earlier and also took part in the operations in France
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I regret that I personally have no information on your father. I have found very limited references to 143 Special Service Company on these two websites:

https://www.britishmilitaryhistory.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/124/2019/07/2-Infantry-Division-1944-45.pdf

and in the Kohima Museum website here:

http://www.kohimamuseum.co.uk/unit-formations/

The former has this as additional information:
On arrival at Kohima on 19 April, this battalion was placed under command of the 5th Infantry Brigade in lieu of the Dorsets who were then serving with the 6th Infantry Brigade. It returned to its parent brigade on 5 June 1944.


There were several different units that attended courses at Achnacarry as can be seen here:

http://gallery.commandoveterans.org/cdoGallery/v/Commando+Training/courses/




Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
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When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.


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