Yorke David Garnett Downing Lt 253705
Name Yorke David Garnett Downing
Army number 253705
Date of birth
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.
Company/Battery 14th Bn - B Company, Bn HQ. 11th Battalion - A Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role 14th Bn - 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.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action
Source table 11DLI
The McGregor Card Index has Lt Yorke's Officer number as 243745 - it appears that 253705 is correct.