Dabner Thomas Cyril Wallace Pte 4457133

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Name Dabner Thomas Cyril Wallace
Army number 4457133
Rank Pte
Decorations M.M. (Gazetted 20/12/1940)
Date of birth Born Sunderland 1917/18.
Age 26
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, T, no enlistment date but probably mid-1939. Posted ? 8th Bn DLI. Posted 11th Bn DLI. Served BEF. Served Iceland. Posted 16th Bn DLI. KILLED in ACTION with 16th Bn Durham Light Infantry 12/9/44.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade
Promotions Cpl (Iceland), Sgt.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 12-Sep-44
Home address Resident of Sunderland. Son of Thomas Wallace Dabner and Doris Elizabeth Dabner of Sunderland. Ranked as Sergeant at the time of his death. Buried Grave XIX. J. 4. Coriano Ridge War Cemetery.
Source table 11DLI

For a photograph of the then Pte DABNER in Iceland, follow this link http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2012/feb/04/readers-favourite-photographs-songs-recipes

Pte Dabner's Military Medal was awarded for his actions in successfully escaping from having been captured by enemy forces, with a truckload of wounded comrades, after the ambush of the Brigade at FICHEUX/MERCATEL.