Day Philip Anston Pte 4458086

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Name Day Philip Anston
Army number 4458086
Rank Pte
Decorations M.i.D. London Gazette 22/3/1945.
Date of birth Research suggests that he was born on 9/4/1919 and that his birth was registered in Sheffield in Q2 1919, mother's maiden name Haigh.
Age 0
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, T, no enlistment date as yet. Posted 11th Bn DLI. Served BEF? Served Iceland. Posted from Battalion to 70th Brigade HQ. Served Normandy. Posted ? Bn DLI on the disbandment of 11th Battalion. Transferred to the Green Howards 11/10/44, docs to Section 27/11/44. (Green Howards Enlistment Book Missing).
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Date not yet confirmed.
Promotions Sgt.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Death registered August 2005 in Solihull, West Midlands.
Home address Resident in Sheffield 6 in 1946. No further family information as yet.
Source table 11DLI

Information contained in the Brigade HQ War Diary indicates that Pte Day had served in 1st Tyneside Scottish and had been posted to work at Brigade HQ. The information was checked with the DLI Enlistment Book which makes no mention of a transfer to The Black Watch, nor could he be traced in the Black Watch Enlistment Books. The entry in the Brigade document may therefore be in error.