Bruce James Alexander 2/Lt 138525

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Name Bruce James Alexander
Army number 138525
Rank 2/Lt
Decorations M.i.D. 8/11/1945.
Date of birth 21/11/1918, Sunderland.
Age 80 at the time of his death.
Unit Regular Army Emergency Commission as a 2/Lt in The Durham Light Infantry - Gazetted 5/7/1940. Posted No 4 I.T.C. 6/7/1940. Posted 11th Bn DLI 9/7/1940. Served Iceland. Left Bn by April 1943. Posted 70th Brigade HQ. Posted 49 Divisional HQ. Joined TA as Lt, Royal Grammar School Newcastle Contingent of the OTC 31/1/1949. Promoted to A/Captain 2/9/1953.
Company/Battery HQ. D.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Platoon Commander. Camp Commandant.
Joined Brigade 09-Jul-40.
Promotions W/S Lt 4/1/42, Capt 30/8/45, Major 31/10/45.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Death registered December 1998 in Chester, aged 80.
Home address In the 1939 General Register he is shown as living with his family at the Sunderland Infectious Diseases Hospital - his father was the Hospital's Lodgekeeper. Educated Bede College, Durham University (Hons Degree History post-war). Assistant Master, Royal Grammar School 1948. Headmaster Guisborough and Wallasey Grammar Schools. Resident of Chester in 1980. Regional Co-ordinator for Cheshire on the IWM National Inventory of War Memorials.
Source table 11DLI