Donnini Alfredo Guiseppe Fusilier 4275815
Name Donnini Alfredo Guiseppe
Army number 4275815
Decorations None known
Date of birth 28/2/1918. Mother's maiden surname Brown.
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers - date not known but possibly late 1939. Posted to 9th Battalion. Served B.E.F. Captured during the retreat to Dunkirk. Posted Missing July 1940. Later discovered to be a PoW in German hands. Repatriated 1945.
Company/Battery Not yet confirmed.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not known
Promotions None known
Wounded Not as far as is known.
Prisoner of War Yes - PoW Number 7079. PoW Camp XX-A Thorun, Poland.
Died/Killed in action Died in Cleveland October 1990.
Home address Brother of posthumous VC Winner Dennis Donnini. To read an account of his brother's gallantry, please click here Married in March 1939 to Gladys Thompson. At the time of the 1939 General Register Alfredo was a Heavy Labourer at the Oxide and Cable Works.
Thanks are due to James Pasby - a colleague on the North East War Memorials Project - who had researched much of the above information.