Donaldson John L/Cpl 4456039
Name Donaldson John
Army number 4456039
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards
Date of birth Not yet ascertained.
Age (At time of death). Not yet known.
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry 25/5/1939 and posted to 9th Battalion DLI for Basic Training. Posted to 12th Battalion DLI 1/9/1939. Transferred to the Black Watch 1/2/1940 on the restructuring of the Battalion and posted to the 1st Tyneside Scottish. Transferred to the Royal Artillery April 1940 and posted to the 57th Anti-Tank Regiment. Posted overseas 29/5/1942. Posted X List (Middle East) 7/9/1942. Posted X List (2) Middle East 26/12/1942. Posted X List (IV) Middle East 7/1/1943. Posted to 57th Anti-Tank Regiment 9/4/1943. Posted X List (1) Central Mediterranean Forces 16/6/1945. Posted to 57th Anti-Tank Regiment 5/7/1945. Posted X List (2) Central Mediterranean Forces 25/7/1945. Posted to 57th Anti-Tank Regiment 31/7/1945. Posted 149th Anti-Tank Regiment 10/8/1945. Posted X List Central Mediterranean Forces. Returned to the UK. Posted Y Release 7/10/1945. Relegated to the Z (T) Reserve 13/1/1946. Demobilised.
Company/Battery Not yet known.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Details awaited.
Joined Brigade 1/9/1939.
Promotions Lance Corporal.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not so far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet ascertained.
Home address No family information yet.
Information on this Page has been extracted from the Royal Artillery Tracer Card found for this soldier on Ancestry.co.uk