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|Rank=Lance Corporal.
 
|Rank=Lance Corporal.
 
|Unit=Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry, no exact enlistment date known, but his Regimental Number suggests Spring/Summer 1939.  Posted 6th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry.  Posted to the 10th Battalion DLI - probably 1/9/1939.  Served in Northern France with the B.E.F. Taken Prisoner of War at Arras on 20/5/1940 - notified 9/9/1940.  Repatriated to the UK in 1945.  Relegated to the Class Z Army Reserve 25/6/1946.
 
|Unit=Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry, no exact enlistment date known, but his Regimental Number suggests Spring/Summer 1939.  Posted 6th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry.  Posted to the 10th Battalion DLI - probably 1/9/1939.  Served in Northern France with the B.E.F. Taken Prisoner of War at Arras on 20/5/1940 - notified 9/9/1940.  Repatriated to the UK in 1945.  Relegated to the Class Z Army Reserve 25/6/1946.
|Promotions=L/Cpl
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|Promotions=Lance Corporal.
|Prisoner of War=Camps 20A (3A) and 383, PoW number  20870.
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|Prisoner of War=Yes - after capture he was taken to Stalag VI D and then to Camp 20A (3A) arriving on 31/5/1940. He was also held at Bau und Arbeits Bataillon 20 from 26/1/1942, Stalag VIIIB from 27/8/1943 and Oflag IIIC (possibly as a Batman), PoW number  20870.
|Home address=Lived at The Oaks, Evenwood, but his family moved later to West Auckland.
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|Home address=Resident of Evenwood, Couty Durham.  Father - John William Walton (1886 - 1963).  Mother - Isabella Taylor (1888 - 1950).  Lived at The Oaks, Evenwood, but his family moved later to 24, West End Gardens, West Auckland.  Married Eugenie Wade (1918 - 2005) at St Helen's Church, County Durham on 11/8/1947 (possibly at St Helens Auckland).  Brother to Pte John Robert Walton, 10th DLI.
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|Image Title=Lance Corporal George Cameron Walton, 10th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry.
 
|Source table=10DLI
 
|Source table=10DLI
|Decorations=
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|Decorations=None known beyond Service Awards.
|Date of birth=
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|Date of birth=20/10/1915 at Evenwood, County Durham.  Mother's maiden surname Taylor.
|Age=(At the time of his death).   
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|Age=79 at the time of his death.   
|Company/Battery=
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|Company/Battery=Not yet ascertained but possibly C Company.
|Platoon or other sub-unit=
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|Platoon or other sub-unit=Not yet known.
|Task or role=
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|Task or role=Rifleman, as far as is known.
|Joined Brigade=
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|Joined Brigade=Probably 1/9/1939.
|Promotions=
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|Promotions=Non known beyond Lance Corporal - though German PoW records show his as a Corporal.
|Wounded=
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|Wounded=Yes - German PoW records show him as slightly wounded.
|Died/Killed in action=
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|Died/Killed in action=Died 15/10/1995 at Basford, Nottinghamshire.
 
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Thanks are due to Kevin Richardson for local family history information.

Latest revision as of 11:06, 5 November 2021

Personnel Entry

Lance Corporal George Cameron Walton, 10th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry.
Lance Corporal George Cameron Walton, 10th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry.

Name Walton George Cameron
Army number 4456684
Rank Lance Corporal.
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards.
Date of birth 20/10/1915 at Evenwood, County Durham. Mother's maiden surname Taylor.
Age 79 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry, no exact enlistment date known, but his Regimental Number suggests Spring/Summer 1939. Posted 6th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry. Posted to the 10th Battalion DLI - probably 1/9/1939. Served in Northern France with the B.E.F. Taken Prisoner of War at Arras on 20/5/1940 - notified 9/9/1940. Repatriated to the UK in 1945. Relegated to the Class Z Army Reserve 25/6/1946.
Company/Battery Not yet ascertained but possibly C Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Rifleman, as far as is known.
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Promotions Non known beyond Lance Corporal - though German PoW records show his as a Corporal.
Wounded Yes - German PoW records show him as slightly wounded.
Prisoner of War Yes - after capture he was taken to Stalag VI D and then to Camp 20A (3A) arriving on 31/5/1940. He was also held at Bau und Arbeits Bataillon 20 from 26/1/1942, Stalag VIIIB from 27/8/1943 and Oflag IIIC (possibly as a Batman), PoW number 20870.
Died/Killed in action Died 15/10/1995 at Basford, Nottinghamshire.
Home address Resident of Evenwood, Couty Durham. Father - John William Walton (1886 - 1963). Mother - Isabella Taylor (1888 - 1950). Lived at The Oaks, Evenwood, but his family moved later to 24, West End Gardens, West Auckland. Married Eugenie Wade (1918 - 2005) at St Helen's Church, County Durham on 11/8/1947 (possibly at St Helens Auckland). Brother to Pte John Robert Walton, 10th DLI.
Source table 10DLI

Thanks are due to Kevin Richardson for local family history information.