Blagdon Joseph Pte 4455528

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Name Blagdon Joseph
Army number 4455528
Rank Pte
Date of birth Research indicates birth registered Q2 1919 in Durham, mother's maiden surname Melia. This suggests he was the brother of Corporal Sydney Blagdon - a casualty, also on the 11th DLI personnel list.
Age 0
Unit Enlisted in the Durham Light Infantry, T, no enlistment date (but almost certainly early May 1939 judging by the Regimental Number). Posted ? 8th Bn DLI. Posted 11th Bn DLI. Served BEF? Served Iceland. Served Normandy. Transferred to the Dorsetshire Regiment 28/8/44 on the disbandment of 11th Battalion. Class Z Army Reserve 10/5/1946.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Research indicates his death was registered April 1997 at the age of 79 in Durham Central District.
Home address Resident in Sherburn Estate, Durham in 1944. Thought to have been the brother of Corporal Sydney Blagdon. Currently no trace of a marriage.
Source table 11DLI