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|Army number=253705
 
|Army number=253705
 
|Rank=Lt
 
|Rank=Lt
|Decorations=
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|Decorations=None known beyond service medals.
|Date of birth=
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|Date of birth=24/3/1921 at Lancaster.
|Age=0
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|Age=85 at the time of his death.
|Unit=Posted as Cadet at 164 OCTU.  The Durham Light Infantry - Emergency Commission as 2/Lt 28/11/1942.  Posted 14th Bn DLI 28/11/1942.  Posted 11th Bn DLI 5/12/1943.  Posted to 52 Regimental Holding Unit.  Posted 101 Reinforcement Group 6/5/1944 - return to Battalion requested 27 May 1944.  Posted 11th Bn DLI 5/6/1944.  Served Normandy.  Evacuated wounded to No 3 Casualty Clearing Station 27/6/1944.  Posted 14th Bn DLI.  Unemployed list 1947.  Relinquished Emergency Commission on appointment to a Commission on the TA General List 1/9/1948.  2/Lt - Cambridge and County School Contingent Combined Cadet Force 1/9/1948.  RARO Lt (Hon Lt) 1/4/1950.  Resigned Commission 31/8/1952.  
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|Unit=Posted as Cadet to 164 OCTU.  Joined The Durham Light Infantry - granted an Emergency Commission as a 2/Lt 28/11/1942.  Posted to the 14th Battalion DLI 28/11/1942.  Posted to the 11th Battalion DLI 5/12/1943.  Served Normandy.  Posted to No. 52 Regimental Holding Unit.  Posted 101 Reinforcement Group 6/5/1944 - return to 11th Battalion requested 27 May 1944.  Posted to the 11th Battalion DLI 5/6/1944.  Evacuated wounded to No 3 Casualty Clearing Station 27/6/1944.  Posted to the 14th Battalion DLI.  Unemployed list 1947.  Relinquished Emergency Commission on appointment to a Commission on the TA General List 1/9/1948.  Posted as a 2/Lt - Cambridge and County School Contingent Combined Cadet Force 1/9/1948.  RARO Lt (Hon Lt) 1/4/1950.  Resigned Commission 31/8/1952.  
|Company/Battery=14th Bn - B Company, Bn HQ.  11th Battalion - A Company.
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|Company/Battery=14th Battalion - B Company, Battalion HQ.  11th Battalion - A Company.
 
|Platoon or other Sub-Unit=7th Platoon.
 
|Platoon or other Sub-Unit=7th Platoon.
|Task or role=14th Bn - Duty Officer 1942.  Platoon Commander - 7th Platoon.  Captain and Assistant Adjutant 1945
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|Task or role=14th Battalion - Duty Officer 1942.  Platoon Commander - 7th Platoon.  Captain and Assistant Adjutant 1945
|Joined Brigade=05-Dec-43
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|Joined Brigade=05-Dec-43.
 
|Promotions=W/S Lt 28/5/1943, T/Captain 15/6/1945, Lt 1/9/1948.
 
|Promotions=W/S Lt 28/5/1943, T/Captain 15/6/1945, Lt 1/9/1948.
|Wounded=27/6/1944.
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|Wounded=Yes - 27/6/1944.
|Died/killed in action=
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|Prisoner of War=Not as far as is known.
|Home address=
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|Died/killed in action=Died 17/12/2006.  Death registered December 2006 in Barnet, London.
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|Home address=Father - Garnet Oliver James Alexander Yorke, mother Adelaide Mathews.  In the 1939 Register he lived at Hullah, Outwood Lane, Horsforth, Leeds.  Went up to Cambridge in 1939 - Downing College - to read Geography.  Married Pauline Groves July 1945 in Central Durham.  Occupation post-war - Schoolmaster.  Resident in Cambridge 1950.  Their son - Michael Downing Yorke - also was an undergraduate at Downing College in 1965.
 
|Source table=11DLI
 
|Source table=11DLI
 
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The McGregor Card Index has Lt Yorke's Officer number as 243745 - it appears that 253705 is correct.
 
The McGregor Card Index has Lt Yorke's Officer number as 243745 - it appears that 253705 is correct.

Latest revision as of 17:45, 12 August 2019

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Name Yorke David Garnett Downing
Army number 253705
Rank Lt
Decorations None known beyond service medals.
Date of birth 24/3/1921 at Lancaster.
Age 85 at the time of his death.
Unit Posted as Cadet to 164 OCTU. Joined The Durham Light Infantry - granted an Emergency Commission as a 2/Lt 28/11/1942. Posted to the 14th Battalion DLI 28/11/1942. Posted to the 11th Battalion DLI 5/12/1943. Served Normandy. Posted to No. 52 Regimental Holding Unit. Posted 101 Reinforcement Group 6/5/1944 - return to 11th Battalion requested 27 May 1944. Posted to the 11th Battalion DLI 5/6/1944. Evacuated wounded to No 3 Casualty Clearing Station 27/6/1944. Posted to the 14th Battalion DLI. Unemployed list 1947. Relinquished Emergency Commission on appointment to a Commission on the TA General List 1/9/1948. Posted as a 2/Lt - Cambridge and County School Contingent Combined Cadet Force 1/9/1948. RARO Lt (Hon Lt) 1/4/1950. Resigned Commission 31/8/1952.
Company/Battery 14th Battalion - B Company, Battalion HQ. 11th Battalion - A Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role 14th Battalion - Duty Officer 1942. Platoon Commander - 7th Platoon. Captain and Assistant Adjutant 1945
Joined Brigade 05-Dec-43.
Promotions W/S Lt 28/5/1943, T/Captain 15/6/1945, Lt 1/9/1948.
Wounded Yes - 27/6/1944.
Prisoner of War Not as far as is known.
Died/Killed in action
Home address Father - Garnet Oliver James Alexander Yorke, mother Adelaide Mathews. In the 1939 Register he lived at Hullah, Outwood Lane, Horsforth, Leeds. Went up to Cambridge in 1939 - Downing College - to read Geography. Married Pauline Groves July 1945 in Central Durham. Occupation post-war - Schoolmaster. Resident in Cambridge 1950. Their son - Michael Downing Yorke - also was an undergraduate at Downing College in 1965.
Source table 11DLI

The McGregor Card Index has Lt Yorke's Officer number as 243745 - it appears that 253705 is correct.