Winter Cyril Godfrey Lt 71438
Name Winter Cyril Godfrey
Army number 71438
Decorations Bronze Star - USA - Gazetted 15/8/1946.
Date of birth 10/7/1908 Newcastle upon Tyne
Unit Durham Light Infantry - Commissioned 2/Lt 8th Bn 21/4/1937, Embodied 24/8/1939, Posted 11th Bn DLI 1/9/39, Military Law Course 11/39, B.E.F., Injured while with B.E.F., Posted Brancepeth No 4 I.T.C. 24/8/1940, Posted back to 11th Bn DLI 24/9/1940, ? Iceland, Posted 13th Bn DLI, Attached to Home Guard as at November 1941, awaiting posting orders on strength of No 4 ITC, Posted 17th Bn DLI, left 17th Bn by May 1942, Released from service as Hon Major 1945, TARO 1/9/1948, Ceased TARO liability on age grounds 20/9/1958.
Company/Battery 11th Bn - Bn HQ, C, 17th Bn - HQ
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role 11th Bn - Adjutant 1/9/1939 to 4/4/1940, Company 2i/c, Company Commander, 17th Bn Assistant Messing Officer.
Joined Brigade 1/9/1939
Promotions A/Captain 1/9/1939, W/S Lt 21/4/1940, T/Captain 23/11/1942, A/Major 11/3/1943, W/S Captain and T/Major 11/6/1943
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 1970 Hertfordshire.
Home address Educated at Newcastle Modern School and Kingswood. Stockbroker. 48, Larkspur Terrace, Jesmond.
Source table 11DLI
The McGregor Card Index shows Lt Winter as Adjutant to the 8th Battalion at the start of the War but also shows him on the 11th Battalion Nominal Roll as at 1/9/1939 and 5/5/1940. His presence with the Battalion in France as an A/Captain on 5/5/1940 is confirmed by the Weekly Field Return of Officers of that date. The Field Return of Officers shows him as Adjutant of the 11th Bn over that initial period.