Blackett Douglas 2/Lt 92758
Name Blackett Douglas
Army number 92758
Decorations M.i.D. 14/2/1946, TD & clasp 21/4/1950
Date of birth 1/1/1917. Birth registered 1917, Newcastle upon Tyne. Mother's maiden surname Rutherford.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry - Commissioned as a 2/Lt 22/1/1938. Posted to 8th Bn DLI? Posted to the 11th Bn DLI on embodiment 24/8/1939. Served B.E.F. Taken Prisoner of War. Member of TARO (DLI) Captain (Hon Major) 1/9/1948. Ceased to be a member of TARO 1/1/1967.
Company/Battery C Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade 01-Sep-39.
Promotions A/Capt. T/Captain 1/2/1940.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Camp O6B/O7B Eichstatt, Bavaria. Prisoner number 211.
Died/Killed in action Death occurred as a result of an automobile accident in France, 1968.
Home address Educated Rutherford College and Durham University. Married Margaret Anne Robson (1913 - 1989). Worked as a University Professor in Thessalonika, Greece.
Source table 11DLI
Searches produced access to a considerable volume of family history contained on a Website on "The Blacketts of North East England". Captain Douglas Blackett's entry can be found here. Access to this material, via Al Kirtley, is gratefully acknowledged and thanks are extended for the additional family information contained therein, including the invaluable photographs.