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Hi, I have recently returned from Kohima where I went to pay respect to my father's brother and my uncle Thomas Flanagan who fell at kohima.It was an amazing and emotional experience.
My uncle Thomas Flanagan was 1/8th Lancashire Fusiliers, 143 Special Services Company.
He was killed on 3/4 May 1944 whilst attacking the Japs at Naga village Kohima.
I only knew he was Special Services when I found his name on the Kohima epitaph.
I know you glorious men are now few and often don't like to talk about the battle, but now having had the honour of paying respects to all in the war cemetery I would love to talk with anyone who was there, my uncle Thomas was not found. Anyone who was there or even knew my uncle who would talk I would love to hear from.

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