Cairns Thomas Lt 138519

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Name Cairns Thomas
Army number 138519
Rank Lt
Decorations LSGC 15/4/49.
Date of birth Not yet ascertained.
Age 0
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry - granted an Emergency Commission as a Lt 4/7/1940. Posted to No 4 I.T.C. Brancepeth 6/7/1940. Posted 11th Bn DLI 9/7/1940. Served Iceland. Posted 49th Division HQ 7/9/1942 as Camp Commandant. Posted to No 4 ITC by July 1943. Attached to the Pioneer Corps 12/7/1943. Posted to No 53 PoW Camp. Served Middle East and N W Europe. Released from service 1946 as Hon Captain.
Company/Battery B, A, C.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role 2i/c, OC.
Joined Brigade 09-Jul-40
Promotions T/Captain 26/3/41.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known.
Home address Educated St Aloysius College, Glasgow.
Source table 11DLI