Lapsley John Harvey Cpl Drummer 3238530
Name Lapsley John Harvey
Army number 3238530
Rank Corporal Drummer.
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards.
Date of birth 02-Aug-02
Age (At the time of his death). Not yet known.
Unit Enlisted at Edinburgh in the Cameronians 7/2/23 as a Regular Soldier for the usual seven years with the Colours and five on the Reserve. He re-enlisted on 15/5/1938 and was transferred to The Durham Light Infantry on 1/9/39 and was probably posted to the 12th Battalion (to be confirmed). Transferred to the Black Watch 1/2/1940 and posted to the 1st Tyneside Scottish. Served with the B.E.F.? Served Iceland. Discharged under King's Regulations 1940 Para 390 (xvi) (ceasing to fulfil Army physical requirements) 30/4/42.
Company/Battery Battalion Headquarters - HQ Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit Pipe Band.
Task or role Drummer
Joined Brigade 1/9/1939.
Promotions None known beyond Corporal.
Wounded Not yet known.
Prisoner of War Not so far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known.
Home address 126, Northumberland St. Wallsend-on-Tyne, Born Sandyfaulds St Glasgow, Father Matthew Faulds Lapsley, Mother Jemima.
Source table 1TS
The photo below was submitted by a descendant of Corporal Lapsley - to who we are very grateful.