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101st H.A.A. Regiment Royal Artillery

This is a list from Ubique, of all the Orkney "other ranks" who were part of the 226 battery The 101st Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Regiment of Artillery who served in Burma during that campaign.
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can anybody out there give more info on the Gnr A Foulis from White Street?
Added by John A Foulis on 04 October 2007
It was about Christmas 1945 when I was in transit in Dacca, East Bengal, on my way to my unit in Chittagong, that a group of Orkney gunners joined us on their way out of Burma. I remember Sgt Jim Dowell and John "Bulldog" Robinson among others and I vaguely recollect a Linklater, I think from Stenness. The vagueness of the meeting was probably due to the Black Horse beer we were able to acquire. One name in the list puzzles me and I hope Peter will explain. I see Bdr. W. Burges of 7 Slater Street in the lists. Now I had already met cousin William sometime previously in the Signals Training Centre in Mhow, Indore, Central India, where he was a sergeant in Royal Corps of Signals. I was not aware that William was in the Royal Artillery before the Signals, the only other William at 7 Slater Street was his father.
Added by Tom Scott on 18 October 2007
Gnr A Foulis, White Street - Alfred (Alfie) Foulis?
Anonymous comment added on 19 October 2007
Tom, I am only too glad to explain.
My uncle (your cousin) was indeed in both regiments, at different times of course.Sometime after he arrived in India he was transferred to the Royal Corps of Signals, because of his wide knowledge of wireless. He was at this Signals Training School at Mhow, a photograph of which I also have, as far as I know, until the end of the war. Best regards, Peter
Added by Peter Burges on 19 October 2007
Correct info Pte. J W N Drever, 2 St Rognvald St, Kirkwall
This was my dad
Added by Shirley Drever on 04 December 2008
I am advised (outwith this format) that the A Foulis, White St was infact my father Alec Foulis
Added by John Foulis on 06 December 2008
Hope you`re stiil on-line John, just wondered if your father`s full name was Alexander Arbuthnott Foulis, born 1900?

Im doing research on 226 HAA Bty. and note that Army No.1433651 has a serial number very close to the other Orkney boys. There aren`t many in the Royal Artillery Records by this surname so I`m guessing in might be him.
Added by John Heard on 02 December 2018
Hi John, the details that you give are indeed my Father’s. I would appreciate any details on him that you pull together during your research. By the way his birth certificate shows a single r at the end of his middle name.
Added by John A Foulis on 17 December 2018
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