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|Date of birth=November 1920.
 
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|Unit=The Durham Light Infantry - Commissioned as 2/Lt 8th Bn 1/7/1939.  Embodied 24/8/1939.  Posted 11th Bn DLI 1/9/39.  ASPT Course May 1940 (Confirmed by Weekly Return of Officers as at 5/5/1940).  Served Iceland.  1st Reinforcements as 2nd Carrier Officer.  Posted 70th Bde HQ 21/8/1942 as Liaison Officer.  Posted back to 11th DLI 16/2/1943 as Carrier Officer.  Served Normandy.  Wounded in action 16/7/1944. Relinquished Commission on grounds of disability 15/10/1945 and granted the rank of Hon Captain.
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|Unit=Joined The Durham Light Infantry - Commissioned as a 2/Lt in the 8th Battalion 1/7/1939.  Embodied 24/8/1939.  Posted to the 11th Battalion DLI 1/9/39.  ASPT Course May 1940 (Confirmed by Weekly Return of Officers as at 5/5/1940).  Served Iceland.  Posted to 1st Reinforcements as 2nd Carrier Officer.  Posted 70th Brigade HQ 21/8/1942 as Liaison Officer.  Posted back to 11th Battalion DLI 16/2/1943 as Carrier Officer.  Served Normandy.  Wounded in action 16/7/1944. Relinquished Commission on grounds of disability 15/10/1945 and granted the rank of Honorary Captain.
 
|Company/Battery=B, C, HQ, E, Support Company.
 
|Company/Battery=B, C, HQ, E, Support Company.
 
|Platoon or other sub-unit=4th (Carrier) Platoon within Support Company.
 
|Platoon or other sub-unit=4th (Carrier) Platoon within Support Company.

Latest revision as of 13:13, 30 July 2019

Personnel Entry

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Name Nicholson James Baker
Army number 90798
Rank 2/Lt
Decorations Territorial Efficiency Decoration and 1st clasp 11/1/1986.
Date of birth November 1920.
Age 0
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry - Commissioned as a 2/Lt in the 8th Battalion 1/7/1939. Embodied 24/8/1939. Posted to the 11th Battalion DLI 1/9/39. ASPT Course May 1940 (Confirmed by Weekly Return of Officers as at 5/5/1940). Served Iceland. Posted to 1st Reinforcements as 2nd Carrier Officer. Posted 70th Brigade HQ 21/8/1942 as Liaison Officer. Posted back to 11th Battalion DLI 16/2/1943 as Carrier Officer. Served Normandy. Wounded in action 16/7/1944. Relinquished Commission on grounds of disability 15/10/1945 and granted the rank of Honorary Captain.
Company/Battery B, C, HQ, E, Support Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit 4th (Carrier) Platoon within Support Company.
Task or role Duty Officer, Platoon Commander 15/2/1943.
Joined Brigade 01-Sep-39.
Promotions W/S Lt 1/1/1941, T/Captain 30/7/1943.
Wounded 16/7/1944.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Surviving Veteran - resident in Farnham, Surrey.
Home address Educated St Bees School. Also had a role as Battalion Sports Officer. Battalion records show his number as 80798.
Source table 11DLI

Captain Nicholson was made Treasurer of the 8th/11th Battalions Old Comrades Association in April 1960.

To listen to an interview with Captain Nicholson, conducted by Harry Moses, for the Imperial War Museum's Sound Collection, please click here