Difference between revisions of "Watkins John George Cpl 4442979"

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|Decorations=None known so far.
 
|Decorations=None known so far.
 
|Age=89 at the time of his death.
 
|Age=89 at the time of his death.
|Unit=Joined The Durham Light Infantry.  Enlisted 10/11/1923 at Durham as a Regular Soldier for a  7/5 engagement, aged 20.  Probably recalled to the Colours from the Reserve or he may have re-enlisted.  Posted to the 10th Bn DLI - date not yet known but known to have been with 10th Battalion in France on 11/5/1940, so may have been mobilised 1/9/1939.  Served B.E.F.  Served Iceland?  Transferred to the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers 20/8/1942.
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|Unit=Joined The Durham Light Infantry.  Enlisted 10/11/1923 at Durham as a Regular Soldier for a  7/5 engagement, aged 20.  Probably recalled to the Colours from the Reserve or he may have re-enlisted.  Posted to the 10th Bn DLI - date not yet known but known to have been with 10th Battalion in France on 11/5/1940, so may have been mobilised 1/9/1939.  Served B.E.F.  Served Iceland?  Transferred to the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers 20/8/1942.  Transferred to the Army Catering Corps 9/9/1944 - Daily Orders M70/44, documents sent.
 
|Joined Brigade=Possibly 1/9/1939.
 
|Joined Brigade=Possibly 1/9/1939.
 
|Wounded=Not so far as is known.
 
|Wounded=Not so far as is known.

Revision as of 17:37, 9 August 2019

Personnel Entry

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Name Watkins John George
Army number 4442979
Rank Corporal
Decorations None known so far.
Date of birth Born 1/3/1903. Birth registered in Hartlepool, Q2 1903.
Age 89 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry. Enlisted 10/11/1923 at Durham as a Regular Soldier for a 7/5 engagement, aged 20. Probably recalled to the Colours from the Reserve or he may have re-enlisted. Posted to the 10th Bn DLI - date not yet known but known to have been with 10th Battalion in France on 11/5/1940, so may have been mobilised 1/9/1939. Served B.E.F. Served Iceland? Transferred to the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers 20/8/1942. Transferred to the Army Catering Corps 9/9/1944 - Daily Orders M70/44, documents sent.
Company/Battery
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Possibly 1/9/1939.
Promotions
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not so far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Died October 1992, Kensington and Chelsea, London. (Had he become an In-Pensioner at Chelsea Hospital?).
Home address Son of John G Watkins (1877 - 1950) and Lily Clark Kilburn (1879 - ? ) Born Holy Trinity, Hartlepool. Worked as a Labourer. Next of kin was his uncle James Kilburn, of Warren St. Hartlepool. No trace yet of a marriage.
Source table 10DLI