France Bertram Cecil Lt 271488

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Name France Bertram Cecil
Army number 271488
Rank Lieutenant.
Decorations None known so far.
Date of birth 16/9/1921 at Bridgnorth, Shropshire.
Age 70 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined the Royal Artillery - granted an Emergency Commission as a 2/Lt 17/4/1943. Transferred to the King's Shropshire Light Infantry 23/1/1944 as a W/S Lt. Posted 32 RSU. Served Normandy. Transferred to The Durham Light Infantry 2/7/1944 and posted to the 11th Bn DLI. With the Battalion on disbandment 26/8/1944. Posted 7th Green Howards. RARO (SSC) to be Captain, retaining seniority 5/9/1955.
Company/Battery A Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Platoon Commander.
Joined Brigade 02-Jul-44.
Promotions W/S Lt 17/10/1943.
Wounded Yes - while with Green Howards - date not yet known.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Died 26/03/1992 at Whitchurch, Shropshire.
Home address Son of George Thomas France (1884 - 1971) and Mary Grace Broom (1885 - 1960). At the time of the 1939 General Register he was living with his family at Grove House in Bridgnorth and was looking for his first job.
Source table 11DLI