Boucher James Allan Major 140026

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Name Boucher James Allan
Army number 140026
Rank Major
Decorations M.i.D 22/3/1945
Date of birth 27/10/1916 - registered at Barrow in Furness. Mother's maiden surname Wardle.
Age 86 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined the Manchester Regiment - Emergency Commission as a 2/Lt 27/7/1940. Attached to The Durham Light Infantry 6/2/1943. Posted 70th Bn DLI. Posted to the 11th Bn DLI 8/4/1943. Served Normandy. With the Battalion on disbandment as Battalion 2 i/c 26/8/1944. Wounded. Released as Hon Major 1946.
Company/Battery B Company. Battalion HQ.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Company Commander 8/4/1943. Battalion 2 i/c 8/8/1944.
Joined Brigade 08-Apr-43.
Promotions W/S Lt & T/Capt 24/7/41. T/Major 29/9/42.
Wounded Yes - exact date not known.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Date of death September 2003, aged 86, at Wallasey, Cheshire.
Home address In 1939 he was living in Wallasey and working as a Municipal Civil Engineer. He married Gertrude M Ambler (born 8/11/1913) in Q1 1939 in Wallasey.
Source table 11DLI