Leighton Thomas Pte 2886368

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Name Leighton Thomas
Army number 2886368
Rank Pte
Date of birth
Age 0
Unit Enlisted in the Gordon Highlanders. Transferred to the Black Watch 16/3/44, and posted to the 1st Tyneside Scottish. Served Normandy. Posted to the 5th Battalion Black Watch. Relegated to the Class Z Army Reserve 8/3/46.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action
Home address Understood to have come from Houghton-le-Spring.
Source table 1TS

Tommy Leighton is mentioned in Dr Tom Renouf's sutobiography "Black Watch" but his surname has been spelled "Leyton" in that publication.