Bamforth Thomas Pte. 4456999
Name Bamforth Thomas
Army number 4456999
Decorations None known so far.
Date of birth Not yet known definitively, but possibly 1920. Born Bessemer Terrace, Mount Pleasant, Spennymoor, County Durham.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry. No enlistment date as yet, but probably Spring 1939 judging by his Regimental Number. Posted to the 6th Bn DLI. Posted to the 10th Bn DLI - probably on the establishment of the send-line Battalion. Served B.E.F. Taken Prisoner of War May 1940. Notification of PoW status 12/7/1940. Repatriated to the UK. Posted to ? Bn DLI. Discharged under King's Regulations 1940 Para 390 (xvi) 9/2/1946.
Company/Battery C Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Promotions None known so far.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Camps 1VC and 4C PoW Number 2785
Died/Killed in action
Home address Royal Hospital, Chelsea as at July 2016.
Source table 10DLI
I had the great pleasure of meeting Mr Tommy Bamforth, then aged 94, at Durham, during the DLI Reunion Weekend on 13th September 2014, and he was able to confirm the above details. Delighted to find another surviving 70th Brigade Veteran.