Metheringham John William Sgt 4449491

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Name Metheringham John William
Army number 4449491
Rank Sergeant.
Decorations Distinguished Conduct Medal (but see note below).
Date of birth Not yet known.
Age Not yet known.
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry, enlistment date not yet known. Posted 10th Bn DLI. Served B.E.F. Served Iceland? Transferred to the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers 29/6/42, posted 30th Battalion. (See RNF Book 358 31/57). Transferred back to the DLI 18/3/43, posted ? Bn DLI. Relegated to Class Z Army Reserve 2/2/46.
Company/Battery Not yet ascertained.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known.
Joined Brigade Not yet known, but probably 1/9/1939.
Promotions Company Sergeant Major.
Wounded Not as far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not as far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known.
Home address No family information as yet (see note below).
Source table

Genealogical research has turned up so may men with the same name that it has not proved feasible to definitively identify Sgt Metheringham's family. The assistance of his relatives would thereforre be most welcome in order to complete the gaps in the information on this page. An internet record on gallantry awards indicates that he was awarded the Military Medal - gazetted 11/7/1940, whereas other sources mention the DCM. It appears that his name was not recorded correctly in the London Gazette so this cannot yet be checked.