Coffey Donald Ashton 2/Lt 303044

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Name Coffey Donald Ashton
Army number 303044
Rank 2/Lt
Date of birth Possibly 25/3/1924, mother's maiden name Eastman (to be confirmed).
Age 0
Unit Emergency Commission as a 2/Lt in the Middlesex Regiment 24/12/1943. Attached to The Durham Light Infantry 31/3/1944, Posted 10th Bn DLI, Auth: 21st Army Group dated 22/3/1944. Posting cancelled - Auth: HQ 49th Div 4154/A dated 20/4/1944.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Duty Officer.
Joined Brigade 31-Mar-44
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Possibly October 1991, Sheffield, aged 67.
Home address Lived Haltwhistle? Possibly married to Phyllis (died 2009).
Source table 10DLI

No information was available as to why Lt Coffey's posting to 10th DLI was apparently cancelled. The family history information on this Officer all requires further confirmation.