Thomas Clifford Vincent 2/Lieutenant 249834

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Personnel Entry

Lt C V Thomas' CWGC headstone.
Lt C V Thomas' CWGC headstone.

Name Thomas Clifford Vincent
Army number 249834
Rank 2/Lt
Date of birth Born Monmouthshire 1921.
Age 23 at the time of his death.
Unit Posted to 168 O.C.T.U. as a Cadet. Joined The Durham Light Infantry - Emergency Commission as a 2/Lt 31/10/1942. Posted to, and joined, 10th Bn DLI 6/11/1942. Served Normandy. Evacuated to 146 Field Ambulance 17/8/1944. DIED of WOUNDS 18/8/1944 while with 10th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry. (NB. Graves Registration documentation lists Lt Thomas as Killed in Action rather than Died of Wounds - this may be a manuscript error).
Company/Battery A, S.
Platoon or other sub-unit Carrier.
Task or role OC.
Joined Brigade 06-Nov-42.
Promotions W/S Lt 17/5/1943.
Wounded 17/8/1944.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 18-Aug-44. Interred initially near Le Mesnil Manger, Map 7F/4, reference 314576.
Home address Resident of Newport. Son of Clifford Edward and Rosa Thomas, husband of Joyce Thomas, St Marychurch, Torquay, Devon. Re-buried 17/7/1946 in Grave XV. E. 13. Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads "TO THE WORLD, A SOLDIER, TO US, THE WORLD".
Source table 10DLI