Chamberlain Thomas ffoster Lt 73174
Name Chamberlain Thomas ffoster
Army number 73174
Date of birth 27/5/1917 in Egypt (Some records show birth in Bristol).
Age 25 at the time of his death.
Unit Commissioned as 2/Lt in The Durham Light Infantry 26/8/1937. Posted 6th Bn DLI as Adjutant 21/4/1939 - 8/8/1939. Posted No 4 ITC 7/9/1939. Posted 8th Bn DLI 8/9/1939. Posted 10th Bn DLI 26/10/1939. Posted 6th Bn DLI 29/1/1940. Served B.E.F. Posted Overseas. Served Egypt. KILLED in ACTION with 6th Bn DLI 24/25th October 1942.
Company/Battery Bn HQ, S Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit Mortar Platoon.
Task or role Adjutant 13/11/39. Platoon Commander and Gas Officer.
Joined Brigade 26-Oct-39.
Promotions Lieutenant 26/8/1940. Acting Captain 15/12/1940 to 17/3/1941. Temporary Captain 18/3/1941.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 24-Oct-42.
Home address Resident of Bristol. Son of Thomas Arthur and Frances Mary Chamberlain, of Failand, Somerset. Buried Grave XXV. D. 2 El Alamein War Cemetery.
Source table 10DLI
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He is recorded as travelling, aged 20, with his parents to and from Lisbon on SS Asturias and SS Alcantara respectively, leaving on 7/8/1937 and landing back in the UK on 16/8/1937. A similar trip was made the following year, landing on 15/8/1938.