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Name Walker Thomas Barron
Army number 138522
Rank 2/Lt
Decorations None yet known.
Date of birth 17/9/1915 at Hartlepool.
Age 90 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry - Granted an Emergency Commission as a 2/Lt 4/7/1940. Posted No 4 I.T.C. Brancepeth. Posted to the 11th Battalion DLI 9/7/1940. Served Iceland. Attended Course at Army Radio School. Transferred to the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers 24/6/1943 as W/S Lt retaining seniority. From an Emergency Commission to be Captain 1/1/1949. On retirement was granted the rank of Honorary Major.
Company/Battery 11th Battalion - A Company, B Company, Battalion HQ.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Platoon Commander, Intelligence Officer, Adjutant - as at 1/1/1942.
Joined Brigade 09-Jul-40.
Promotions W/S Lt 4/1/1942, T/Captain 8/9/1942, W/S Captain.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not so far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Died 31/8/2006. Cremated and remains held in Nettlesham Cemetery, West Lindsey, Lincolnshire.
Home address Father - William Marshall Walker (1884 - 1956), mother - Olive Iley Barron (1881 - 1958). Married Stephanie Pritchard Brown on 5/2/1945 at Tonbridge, Kent.
Source table 11DLI

Some sources show his middle name as Barren.