Merryweather Henry Reginald Cockaigne 2/Lt 311482

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Name Merryweather Henry Reginald Cockaigne
Army number 311482
Rank 2/Lt
Decorations None known beyond WW2 service medals. Date of birth=Birth registered July 1920 in Glanford, Brigg, Lincolnshire. Mother's maiden surname Portus.
Date of birth
Age 0
Unit Previously served in the RAPC ranks as 7670993. Joined the Royal Berkshire Regiment - granted an Emergency Commission as a 2/Lt 4/3/1944. Attached to The Durham Light Infantry 30/6/1944. Posted to the 11th Battalion DLI. With the Battalion on disbandment 26/8/1944. Attached to the 2nd Bn Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Continued to be shown in the Army List in 1945 as on the strength of the Royal Berkshire Regiment.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Platoon Commander.
Joined Brigade 30-Jun-44.
Promotions W/S Lt 4/9/1944.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not so far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known.
Home address Marriage in Colchester, April 1940, to Elizabeth M. Williams (to be confirmed).
Source table 11DLI

Lt Merryweather (to be confirmed) was traced to an outward passenger list on the "Oranje" going to Malay, etc, in June 1951, from a home address of 63, Creffield Road, Colchester and listed as working in a rubber plantation. That may be why a date of death has not yet been traced.