Donnelly Bernard Lawrence Oswald 2/Lt 155730

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Name Donnelly Bernard Lawrence Oswald
Army number 155730
Rank 2/Lt
Date of birth 30/5/1918
Age 0
Unit 166 OCTU. Durham Light Infantry - Emergency Commission as a 2/Lt 9/11/1940. Posted 10th Bn DLI until 1941. Served in Iceland? Posted 70th Bn DLI April 1941. Attached Royal Indian Army Service Corps 1942. Relinquished Commission on grounds of disability 4/7/1948 and granted the rank of Honorary Captain.
Company/Battery A Coy 70th Bn
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Platoon Commander.
Joined Brigade Shortly after 9/11/1940.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Research indicates that death was registered in December 1983 in Sefton, Lancashire, at the age of 65.
Home address No family information as yet.
Source table 10DLI

Dates given for 10th Bn did not entirely fit the Battalion location as the Battalion was in Iceland at that time. It cannot yet be confirmed if Lt Donnelly did in fact serve for part of the posting to Iceland. Lt Donnelly is shown as a Lt in RASC 9/5/1942 (Gazetted 9/9/1946). Research in the genealogy field suggests that there are errors in the McGregor Index data and amendments were required. It is hoped that further family history information will clarify the dates more accurately.