Allison Thomas Wilfred Pte 4458107

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Personnel Entry

Pte T W Allison's CWGC headstone.
Pte T W Allison's CWGC headstone.

Name Allison Thomas Wilfred
Army number 4458107
Rank Pte
Decorations
Date of birth Birth registered Q1 1919, Teesdale, Durham.
Age 22
Unit Enlisted in the Durham Light Infantry, T, no enlistment date as yet. Posted ? 6th Bn DLI. Posted 10th Bn DLI. Served Iceland. DIED 15/6/1941 in Iceland while with 10th Bn Durham Light Infantry.
Company/Battery
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Date not yet confirmed, but before September 1940.
Promotions
Wounded
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 15-Jun-41
Home address Son of George and Monica Allison, Startforth, Yorks. Buried Grave C37. 17. Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery.
Source table 10DLI

The DLI Roll of Honour shows Pte Allison as a member of 1st Battalion, DLI. This should read 10th Battalion.

CWGC records show him as born in Yorkshire - it is believed that this is because, although a birth was registered in Teesdale, his parents lived in Startforth which is on the Yorkshire side of the Tees about a mile from Barnard Castle.