Cleminson John Henry 2/Lt 240439
Name Cleminson John Henry
Army number 240439
Decorations M.B.E. Military Division. Gazetted 24/1/46 for services in N W Europe.
Date of birth 31/8/1916, registered in Darlington. Mother's maiden surname Thomas.
Age 63 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry - granted an Emergency Commission as a 2/Lt 1/8/1942. Posted 17th Bn DLI. Posted 11th Bn DLI 8/9/1942. Served Normandy. Posted Brigade HQ 7/7/1944. Posted 102 Reinforcement Group. Released 1946 as Hon Captain. Relinquished Commission 28/1/1953 and granted Honorary Rank of Captain. Re-enlisted in the Royal Army Chaplains Department as Chaplain 4th Class (Methodist) 4/9/1953. Resigned Commission 27/5/1958.
Company/Battery C Company and HQ Company in the 11th Battalion. Brigade HQ.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Platoon Commander. Platoon Commander of 2nd Platoon (Transport) in HQ Company and Battalion Transport Officer 16/4/1943.
Joined Brigade 08-Sep-42.
Promotions W/S Lt 1/4/43, Captain 3/10/44, Chaplain 4th Class.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Death registered December 1979, Lincoln, aged 63. No probate ttraced.
Home address At the time of the 1939 General Register he was living at 25, Longfield Road, Darlington with his mother and siblings and working as an Insurance Agent. No marriage traced.
Source table 11DLI
McGregor Card Index records show his number as 240349. This appears to be a transcription error.