Cookson John James Pte 3658406

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Name Cookson John James
Army number 3658406
Rank Pte
Date of birth Not yet known.
Age 0
Unit South Lancs Regiment 18/4/40, Basic Training at ITC, Trf Durham Light Infantry 27/6/40, Posted 10th Bn DLI, Iceland ?, Trf Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers 2/11/1942, Docs to Leicester 9/11/1942, Posted 103 Company 2/11/1942, Posted 27th Armoured Brigade Workshop 6/1/1943, Posted 36 Tank Brigade Workshop 20/5/1943, Posted 27 Armoured Brigade Workshop 21/5/1943, Embarked 3/6/1944 for 21st Army Group, X II List 22/7/1944, Evacuated to UK Y List A 27/7/1944, Mobilisation Centre 26/11/1944, Y List 23/3/1945, Discharged 30/6/1945 under King's Regulations 1940 Para 390 (xvi).
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade 27-Jun-40
Wounded Pte Cookson's evacuation, and subsequent discharge suggests that he may have been wounded while in Normandy, but this has not yet been confirmed.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known.
Home address No family information as yet.
Source table 10DLI