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Mike Johnson and ed haynes can confirm this but my short answer, sadly, is "No." Unless you can find someone with a reg't history. A QM Havildar (Sergeant) would be Indian, not British and the records on the Indian ranks are probably buried in an archives in Rawalpindi or New Delhi. Sorry!


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One faint hope would be if he was commissioned as a VCO. The Gazette would show "1346 RQMH Allah Ditta to be Jemadar" or similar wording.

Unfortunately I would doubt that many Quartermaster-Havildars would have been commissioned, the openings would more likely go to Company Havildar-Majors.

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Thank You!! I have spent a lot of time narrowing the possibilities down to the 1st-4th Bn/15th Punjab. I had hoped that I could find him in one of the battallions. I'm NOT giving up!!! I've come to close to give up. It must be the stubborn Irish in me :cheeky:

:beer: Doc

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