Brewis James 2/Lt 89565
Name Brewis James
Army number 89656 (according to CWGC).
Decorations M.C. 19/10/1944
Date of birth Born County Durham April 1920.
Age 24 at the time of his death.
Unit Commissioned in The Durham Light Infantry - as a 2/Lt in the 8th Bn 17/6/1939. Embodied 24/8/39. Posted to the 11th Bn DLI 1/9/39. Served B.E.F. Served Iceland. Instructor - 49th Division Battle School. Served Normandy. Wounded and evacuated beyond Regimental Aid Post 1/7/1944. DIED of WOUNDS 6/7/1944 while with 11th Bn DLI.
Company/Battery A Coy, C Coy, D Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Platoon Commander, D Company 2i/c 12/7/1943, Company Commander 27/6/1944.
Joined Brigade 01-Sep-39.
Promotions T/Captain, A/Major.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action DIED of WOUNDS 06-Jul-44. Initially interred in the Jerusalem Temporary Cemetery alongside other Brigade casualties - Map 7F/1 reference 816.724. Re-buried 20/2/1945 in Grave III. J. 9. Tilly-sur-Seulles War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "O VALIANT HEART AND TRUE".
Home address Resident of County Durham. Son of William and Edith Jane Brewis, Whittingham, Northumberland. Home - Inverdene, New Washington, County Durham.
Source table 11DLI
Battalion records show his number as 98565. Ranked as Major at the time of his death.