SMHS Meeting - A Soldier's Story

20 Jan 2012

In January we were joined by Penny Kocher, daughter of John Archibald Hislop who served as an Officer in the Indian Army 1933-1947. Penny has edited her Father's memoir and we were treated to a presentation of photos, audio clips and sketch maps detailing Hislop's postings to the Khyber Pass, the border with Afghanistan and his time in Burma during WW2.

Penny described how she didn't listen much to her Father when he was alive and she was younger, however by writing his memoir he has left a legacy that she has been able to research, verify and now share with military enthusiasts including ourselves.

Penny's talk is a timely reminder of the importance of keeping records, both written and pictorial which is vital to preserve military history not just for our own enjoyment but also for generations to come.

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Royal Oak Public House,
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