Swannell David W.A. 2/Lt 74691
Name Swannell David William Ashburnham
Army number 74691
Decorations M.B.E. (Military) Gazetted 30/10/1953.
Date of birth 1918 Newport, Oxfordshire. Mother's maiden surname Abraham.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry. Posted 2nd Bn Home Service Details 10/10/1939. Posted 167 OCTU 21/10/1939 as a Cadet. Commissioned as a 2/Lt in The Durham Light Infantry - Gazetted 1/1/1941. Posted 10th Bn DLI 13/8/1940. Served Iceland. Posted 103 Rft Grp 6/5/1944. Posted 10th Bn DLI 18/6/1944. Served Normandy. Transferred to the Green Howards, probably on the disbandment of 10th Battalion DLI. Posted 7th Bn Green Howards. Posted No 4 ITC Brancepeth 1/12/1944. Retired 17/2/1956.
Company/Battery Bn HQ, HQ, D.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Acting Adj, OC, OC.
Joined Brigade 13-Aug-40.
Promotions Captain 27/1/1946. Major 27/1/1951.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Died 24 July 1992 aged 74. Death registered July 1992, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Probate granted Newcastle Registry 19/8/1992.
Home address At his death was living at 11, Cardigan Street, Newmarket, Suffolk.
Source table 10DLI