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John William Mason 1908
« on: Saturday 03 October 20 17:28 BST (UK) »
I have the following information:John William Mason Gunner RA enlisted 1928 for 6 years  -1929 F Subsection - 60th Field Battery - 23 Field Brigade - Roberts Barracks - Jubbulpore - India.  Can anyone tell me where I can find any information relating to this entry.
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Re: John William Mason 1908
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 03 October 20 20:04 BST (UK) »
John William Mason 781417 born 19/6/08 attested for the Royal Artillery in Macclesfield 30 April 1928. Transferred to Army Reserve in 1935. Discharged in 1946. (per Royal Artillery Attestations)

His records will be with the MoD and you can apply for a copy. https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records/apply-for-someone-elses-records
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Re: John William Mason 1908
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 04 October 20 12:00 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that.  Do you know where I might find information on the unit in India?
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« Reply #3 on: Sunday 04 October 20 14:10 BST (UK) »
Can't help with India 1929 but Ancestry has a WW2 Tracer card for him https://www.ancestry.co.uk/imageviewer/collections/61820/images/61820_006916_0073-00460
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Re: John William Mason 1908
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 04 October 20 14:14 BST (UK) »
A Mention in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Burma https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37184/supplement/3748
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« Reply #5 on: Monday 05 October 20 11:22 BST (UK) »
On the tracer card there is an entry which looks like X hiot (11): India.  Do you have any idea what this may mean?
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« Reply #6 on: Monday 05 October 20 13:00 BST (UK) »
I read it as X list (II) India

Further down there is X list (IV) India
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« Reply #7 on: Monday 05 October 20 17:04 BST (UK) »
X list entries record when a man is away from his unit for a period.  X ii is when a man is sick usually in hospital (in his case for four days).  X iv is when he is awaiting posting (in his case movement back to UK in Apr 45).

Apart from getting his records which may include his earlier service , you could try the RA Museum at Larkhill which in more normal times would look up what they have on 23 Field Brigade in India but Covid isn't helping:

https://royalartillerymuseum.com/contact

For WW2 the war diaries are here:http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/results/r?_aq=160%20field%20regiment%20artillery&_cr=WO%20172&_dss=range&_ro=any&_st=adv

Not digitised though.

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Re: John William Mason 1908
« Reply #8 on: Monday 05 October 20 17:54 BST (UK) »
Thanks for all your help which has been very valuable.
Rod East