Humphreys R.B. Capt 64658

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Name Humphreys R.B.
Army number 64658
Rank Captain
Decorations
Date of birth Not yet known.
Age 0
Unit Commissioned as 2/Lt in The Durham Light Infantry in the Regular Army. Posted to the 1st Battalion DLI until 19/9/1939. Posted to No 4 ITC at Brancepeth. Posted to the 11th Battalion DLI 19/7/1940. Served Iceland. Served Normandy. With the Battalion on disbandment 26/8/1944. Posted to the 7th Bn Green Howards on disbandment of the 11th Battalion. Posted to the 2nd Battalion DLI 29/3/1946.
Company/Battery C, HQ, 11th Battalion - A Company. Commanded 17th (DLI) PARA (TA) 1950 - 1953.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Company Commander 24/9/1940. Battalion Commander.
Joined Brigade 19-Jul-40.
Promotions Captain 31/1/1943. T/Major. Major 31/1/1948. Lt Colonel 30/11/1956. Supernumerary to Establishment 30/11/1959.
Wounded
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known.
Home address No family information as yet.
Source table 11DLI

As none of the records used to source information for the Website identify the forenames for this Officer, it has not proved possible to fully trace his family information, birth and death details. However, Durham County Record Office does hold photographs of him, especially as part of the 2nd Battalion Polo Team.