Dinnin Ronald Nicholson 2/Lt 138528

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Name Dinnin Ronald Nicholson
Army number 138528
Rank 2/Lt
Date of birth 2/10/1910 South Shields.
Age 0
Unit Joined 1st Cadet Bn DLI 1929 to 1937. Called-up October 1939 and joined Royal Northumberland Fusiliers as a Cadet Officer. Posted Dunbar OCTU. Emergency Commission as 2/Lt 7/7/1940 (Gazetted 4/7/1940). Posted No 4 I.T.C. 7/7/1940. Posted 10th Bn DLI 10/7/1940. Served Iceland. Served Normandy. Attached Essex Regiment on disbandment of 10th DLI August 1944 and posted to 2nd Bn as Assistant MTO on about 10/9/1944 for only two weeks. Attached Leicester Regiment, Posted 1st Bn as 2 i/c of Carrier Platoon. Attached York and Lancaster Regiment November 1944 and posted Hallamshire Battalion as MTO. Posted 4th Training Brigade December 1945 to July 1947. Released 1946 as Hon Captain. Joined Regular Army - RAOC from 1952 - 1960.
Company/Battery HQ Coy, Bn HQ, D.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role WTO, Platoon Commander, Transport Officer 19/3/1943, Carrier Platoon 2 i/c, Transport Officer, Chief Instructor - Technical Battalion.
Joined Brigade 10-Jul-40
Promotions Cadet L/Cpl. Cadet Lt 1933. W/S Lt 4/1/42. T/Captain 29/7/43. RAOC Lt 5/3/51 (Seniority from 27/4/45). Captain 26/8/51. Major 22/10/56.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Death registered October 2002 in South Tyneside at the age of 92.
Home address Son of Robert Nicholson Dinnin and Gertrude Dinnin. At the 1911 Census they were living at 21 Hepscot Terrace, South Shields. Father managed Gents' Outfitters. Had two brothers and two sisters. Both brothers died at an early age - one from influenza in 1919. Married Jessie Berry in Q4 1943 - registered in Westmorland North District. In 1970's was living at Fairbridge, Laburnum Grove, Cleadon, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Source table 10DLI

Some records showed that Captain Dinnin had died in September 2003. The date of October 2002 for the registration of his death was taken from the Ancestry.co.uk archive of registration documents.

To hear an interview with Mr Dinnin, conducted by Peter Hart, Oral Historian at the Imperial War Museum for their Archive Collection please click here.