It is only in the last few days that some of the mysteries surrounding my late father-in-law have begun to unravel. My sister-in-law finally managed to find her parents marriage certificate which, fortunately, had on it her father's name, rank and serial number and the fact that he didn't change his surname until after the end of the war. From that information I was able to do some searching and discovered that he had been in the 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders (my husband and brother-in-law thought he was in the Camerons ,however, I found that the two were linked) and had served in Burma. We already knew that he had been a PoW and was very likely one of those prisoners who were part of the "Death Railway" although this and his time in the service were never really discussed. What records I have found online so far, not a lot, did however reveal that much to everyone's surprise was that he had been Mentioned in Dispatches. The MID was listed in the London Gazette in April 1945. There was, however, no indication as to what happened. The 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders joined the 1st Indian Brigade in the 23rd Indian Division in May 1942 Whilst I never met my late father-in-law I do know that he was very secretive about his past and it is extremely likely that he suffered from what today would be called PTSD, he used to go away from time to time to the Erskine Hospital for either respite or treatment. I am hoping that I shall be able to get some more information to help put something together for my husband and his siblings.