Dempster John Lt 56399

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Name Dempster John
Army number 56399
Rank Lt
Decorations M.i.D.
Date of birth Research suggests 2/10/1910 - in Newcastle.
Age 0
Unit London Scottish 1/8/29 - 20/6/30. DLI - Commissioned as 2/Lt in the 9th Bn DLI 30/7/1936. Rejoined 10/6/1937. TARO 12/2/1938, Embodied 24/8/1939, Posted 12th Bn DLI 4/9/1939, Trf Black Watch 20/12/1939, Posted 1 TS 1/2/1940, B.E.F., Wounded and captured. Prisoner of War May 1940, Repatriated 1944. Released 1945. Major (RA) TA 1/5/47. TARO (BW) 30/4/1949 - 11/5/1960 as Major.
Company/Battery B Coy 18/3/1940.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Company Commander.
Joined Brigade 01-Sep-39
Promotions Lt 10/6/37, A/Captain 1/9/1939, T/Captain 1/12/39, T/Captain & T/Major 1/8/44.
Wounded
Prisoner of War PoW in Germany
Died/Killed in action Died 1979.
Home address Educated Royal Grammar School, Newcastle. 144, Grainger St. Newcastle. 46, Moorside, Fenham, Newcastle. 122 Sidney Grove, Newcastle.
Source table 1TS