Walton John Robert Pte. 4456762
Name Walton John Robert
Army number 4456762
Date of birth
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry, no enlistment date, but almost certainly joined in Spring/Summer 1939, judging by his Regimental Number. Posted to the 6th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry. Posted to the 10th Battalion DLI - probably 1/9/1939. Served with the B.E.F. in Northern France. Taken Prisoner of War in the Arras area - formally notified 9/9/1940. Repatriated to the UK. Relegated to the Class Z Army Reserve 1/4/1946.
Company/Battery Not yet known - possibly C Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Rifleman.
Joined Brigade 1/9/1939.
Promotions None known.
Wounded Not as far as is known.
Prisoner of War Yes - Camp 4C, PoW number 5467.
Died/Killed in action .
Home address Lived at The Oaks, Evenwood, then his family moved to West Auckland. Brother to George Cameron Walton, 10th DLI.
Source table 10DLI
An image of Private J R Walton in his post-war role as a gamekeeper is set out below:-