Donnelly Thomas Pte 4455972

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Name Donnelley Thomas
Army number 4455972
Rank Private
Decorations None yet known beyond Service Awards.
Date of birth Not yet known.
Age Not yet known.
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry - May 1939. Posted to ? 6th Battalion DLI. Posted to 10th Battalion DLI - probably 1/9/1939. Served B.E.F.? Served Iceland? Transferred to the Pioneer Corps 23/1/1943. Posted to 805 (S) Company. Details of his subsequent military career could not be accessed.
Company/Battery Not yet known.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known. Probably rifleman.
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Promotions No details yet.
Wounded Not as far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not as far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Not yet known.
Home address No family information yet.
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Private Donnelley's name was extracted from a War Office list of those names being checked during an exercise in 1942 identifying men thought to have been listed as "missing" at the time of Dunkirk. As he was later transferred to the Pioneer Corps it has been assumed, subject to confirmation, that he served in France and Iceland. Family assistance is requested to clarify his later military record. As his is a fairly common name, genealogical research has proved difficult.