Blackett Rupert Henry Captain 45466
Name Blackett Rupert Henry
Army number 45466
Date of birth 13/2/1911 at Matfen Hall, Northumberland.
Unit Durham Light Infantry - Commissioned as a 2/Lt University Candidate 6/7/1930. Posted 2nd Bn 30/10/1939. Posted 15th Bn DLI. Posted 70th Bn DLI 31/7/1942. Posted 10th Bn DLI 12/12/1942. Normandy. Evacuated to 146 Field Ambulance 19/6/1944. Posted No 4 ITC 1/10/1944. Posted 9th Bn DLI 20/5/1945. BAOR. Retired 11/7/1948.
Company/Battery 10th Bn Company, D Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Company Commander.
Joined Brigade 12-Dec-42
Promotions T/Major 12/1/1943. Major 1/7/1946.
Wounded 15/5/1940. 1/9/1944.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 1/5/1992 at the age of 81. Death registered May 1992 in Northumberland West.
Home address Son of Hugh Douglas Blackett and Helen Katherine Blackett (nee Lowther) of Matfen Hall, Northumberland. Educated at Eton and Oxford, graduating with a BA in 1932. Married 11/1/1941 in West Hartlepool to Felicity Mary Audley Scudamore-Smith.
Source table 10DLI
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