Troupe Leslie Clement 2/Lt 247059
Name Troupe Leslie Clement
Army number 247059
Decorations O.B.E. - 1983
Date of birth 23/1/1923 at Hartlepool, County Durham. Birth registered Q1 1923, mother's maiden name Bainbridge.
Age 68 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry - enlisted in the ranks aged 18. Posted 70th (Young Soldiers) Battalion DLI. Posted as Cadet to 164 OCTU. Granted an Emergency Commission as a 2/Lt in The Durham Light Infantry 3/10/1942. Posted to the 11th Battalion DLI 1942. Posted to 70th Brigade HQ 23/3/1943. Posted to 49 Div HQ. Posted Directorate of Military Training GHQ India 1/6/1946.
Company/Battery 11th Battalion - Company not yet known. 70th Brigade Headquarters.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role 11th Battalion - Duty Officer? 70th Brigade HQ - Liaison Officer. 49 Div HQ - OC Defence and Employment Platoon. India - GSO3.
Joined Brigade 3/10/1942, or shortly thereafter.
Promotions W/S Lt 9/3/1943, T/Captain.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not so far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Died 23/8/1991 aged 68.
Home address Worked as Forestry Commission Conservator, Stoke Bishop, Bristol.
Source table 11DLI