Wood Geoffrey Emmerson 2/Lt 92170

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Name Wood Geoffrey Emmerson
Army number 92170
Rank 2/Lt
Decorations M.i.D. 14/2/1946
Date of birth March 1916.
Age 57 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry - commissioned as a 2/Lt in the 8th Battalion 12/7/1939. Embodied 24/8/1939. Posted to the 11th Battalion DLI 1/9/39. Served B.E.F. Taken Prisoner of War. Repatriated. Released from service as Honorary Lieutenant 1946. Lieutenant TARO 1/9/1948 with seniority from 12/1/1941. Ceased TARO liability 26/2/1966.
Company/Battery 11th Battalion - B Company. Battalion HQ.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Duty Officer, Transport Officer.
Joined Brigade 1/9/1939.
Promotions W/S Lt 12/1/1941.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Yes - held in Oflag VII-B. PoW Number 540.
Died/Killed in action Died 1/12/1973 at Durham aged 57.
Home address Educated Giggleswick School and the College of Estate Management. Auctioneer and Estate Agent in Durham.
Source table 11DLI

Captain Wood was made Chairman of the 8th/11th Battalions Old Comrades Association in April 1960.