Davidson John Henry Forster Pte 4457171

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Name Davidson John Henry Forster
Army number 4457171
Rank Pte
Decorations None known other than Service Awards.
Date of birth 8/2/1919.
Age 86 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, Territorial Army, no exact enlistment date known, but his Regimental Number suggests May 1939. Posted ? 9th Battalion DLI. Posted 12th Battalion DLI 1/9/1939. Transferred to the Black Watch 1/2/1940, and posted to the 1st Tyneside Scottish. Servied with the B.E.F. in France. Taken Prisoner of War - probably on or around 20/5/1940. Repatriated.  ? Transferred to the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders and posted to the 11th Battalion. Transferred to the Royal Engineers 21/6/45, Authority: Part II Order 11 A & S H/41/45. Royal Engineers Enlistment Books destroyed, so not yet able to determine date of release from Army Service.
Company/Battery Not yet known.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Not yet known.
Joined Brigade 1/9/1939.
Promotions None known.
Wounded Not as far as is known.
Prisoner of War Yes - Stalag 20B, PoW Number 6960.
Died/Killed in action Died 11/9/2005 in North Tyneside - registered September 2005.
Home address Mother - Mrs Martha Davidson. Lived at 851, Walker Rd. Newcastle upon Tyne. Marriage not yet definitively identified - due to this being a common name locally.
Source table 1TS