Thompson Alfred Lt 292736

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Name Thompson Alfred
Army number 292736
Rank Lt
Date of birth 5/4/1919.
Age 0
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry as 4466306. Emergency Commission in the DLI as a 2/Lt 3/9/1943. Posted to the 11th Bn DLI 9/9/1943. Posted Reinforcement Company 6/5/1944. Posted to Reinforcement Holding Unit 52. Posted to the 10th Bn DLI as W/S Lt 21/6/1944. Wounded. Posted 16th Bn DLI on 2 CRU 9/9/1944. Unemployed list 20/10/1946. Enlisted in the - Parachute Regiment (TA) as a Lt 11/12/1950 with seniority from 13/7/1946.
Company/Battery 11th Bn - C Company
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Duty Officer.
Joined Brigade 09-Sep-43
Promotions W/S Lt 3/3/1944, T/Captain 30/10/1945, Captain 19/6/1953, Major. Transferred from the Active List to TARO 15/8/1956 - retaining seniority.
Wounded 12/7/1944.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action
Home address Educated Durham University (BSc). Schoolmaster. Lived at 58, Mitchell Gardens, South Shields. Subsequently at 21, The Chestnuts, 41, West Street, Godmanchester, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.
Source table 11DLI

The common nature of the name prevented definitive research coming up with death and marriage dates.