Smallwood Charles Alfred 2/Lt 88785

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Name Smallwood Charles Alfred
Army number 88785
Rank 2/Lt
Decorations
Date of birth 16/9/1913 - Medomsley, Consett, County Durham.
Age 75 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry - Commissioned as a 2/Lt in the 8th Battalion 31/5/1939. Embodied 24/8/1939. Posted to the 11th Battalion DLI 1/9/39. Served B.E.F. Served Iceland. Served Normandy. Wounded and evacuated beyond Regimental Aid Post 29/6/1944. Released as Hon Major 1946. Captain TARO 1/9/1948. Ceased TARO obligation on age grounds 11/12/1963.
Company/Battery D, A, C Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Duty Officer, 2i/c, Company Commander.
Joined Brigade 01-Sep-39.
Promotions A/Capt 4/7/1940, W/S Lt and T/Captain 10/9/1940, W/S Captain 4/1/1942, T/Major 21/1/1943.
Wounded 29/6/1944.
Prisoner of War Not so far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Cricket Archive states date of death as 29/6/1981 but this appears to be confused with the date for another man with the same name. McGregor Card Index states 28/6/1989 in Birmingham and this appears to be correct.
Home address Son of Percy Edmund Smallwood (1879 - 1948), The Garth, Medomsley, and Adelaide Smallwood (nee Welsh 1879 - 1916). Educated Durham School and Armstrong College. Admitted as a Solicitor, November 1937. Worked as Prosecuting Solicitor, Birmingham Corporation. Married Enid Smith at St Margaret's Church, Durham on 9/4/1940.
Source table 11DLI