Allison Thomas Wilfred Pte 4458107

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Personnel Entry

Pte T W Allison's CWGC headstone.
Pte T W Allison's CWGC headstone.

Name Allison Thomas Wilfred
Army number 4458107
Rank Private.
Date of birth Birth registered Q1 1919, Teesdale, Durham.
Age 22 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry, T, no enlistment date as yet. Posted ? 6th Battalion DLI. Posted 10th Battalion DLI. Served B.E.F.? Served Iceland. DIED 15/6/1941 in Iceland while with 10th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry.
Company/Battery Carrier Section, Headquarters Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Date not yet confirmed, but before September 1940.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Died 15-Jun-41 in a fatal shooting accident.
Home address Son of George and Monica Allison, Startforth, Yorks. Buried Grave C37. 17. Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads: AT REST. GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.
Source table 10DLI

The DLI Roll of Honour shows Pte Allison as a member of 1st Battalion, DLI. This should read 10th Battalion. A copy of his Service Record would clarify his initial postings as, given his Regimental Number, it is thought unlikely that he served in 10th Battalion in Northern France. Family help would be most appreciated. No details of the shooting accident are contained in the Battalion War Diary.

CWGC records show him as born in Yorkshire - it is believed that this is because, although a birth was registered in Teesdale, his parents lived in Startforth which is on the Yorkshire side of the Tees about a mile from Barnard Castle.