Boys-Stones Richard Major 51695
Name Boys-Stones Richard
Army number 51695
Decorations M.C. 1/1/1917 and Bar 16/9/1918. M.i D. 20/12/1918. 1915 Star, British War Medal, T.E.D. 1/4/1952.
Date of birth 22/5/1893, Garstang, Lancashire. Baptised 28/6/1893, Garstang.
Age 81 at the time of his death.
Unit Durham Light Infantry - Commissioned as 2/Lt 9th Bn 26/8/1914. Entered France 20/4/1915. Transferred to the TA Reserve 1921. Joined the National Defence Corps. Embodied 24/8/1939. Posted 41st (Durham) NDC 1/9/1939. Posted 13th Battalion DLI. Posted 30th Battalion DLI 20/12/1941. Battalion disbanded 10/10/1942.
Company/Battery 41st (Durham) National Defence Corps Headquarters.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role NDC - Adjutant, 2 i/c. 13th DLI - 2 i/c. 30th DLI 2 i/c then CO.
Promotions Lt 10/10/1914. T/Captain 3/2/1916. Captain 27/9/1917. Maj 20/12/1941. Lt Col by 5/1/1942.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Death registered June 1974, Gateshead.
Home address Son of George and Kate Susanna Boys-Stones. Lived at Hedgefield, Blaydon-on-Tyne as at 3/11/1921. Lived at Balfour House, Finsbury Pavement, London. Appointed High Sheriff 1961.