Watkins John George Cpl 4442979

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Name Watkins John George
Army number 4442979
Rank Corporal
Decorations None known so far.
Date of birth Birth registered in Hartlepool, Q2 1903. Probable birth date 1/3/1903.
Age 0
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.
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 Date of death not yet known.
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.
Source table 10DLI