Dyson Vane Pte 4456329

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Vane Dyson aged barely 18 - "Never been kissed or run ower!"
Vane Dyson aged barely 18 - "Never been kissed or run ower!"

Name Dyson Vane
Army number 4456329
Rank Private
Decorations None known except Service Awards.
Date of birth September 1921.
Age 91 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry in Crook, aged 17 (lied about his true age) in Spring 1939. Posted to 6th Battalion DLI. Posted to 10th Battalion DLI - probably 1/9/1939. Training intensified, including leaning to drive at South Shields. Could not join the rest of the Battalion with the B.E.F. in France in April 1940 as he was still an "immature", so was transferred to the "Divisional Details" in Crook under Captain Wilkinson. However, he was part of one of the final troop movements to France, but, as the conflict had already escalated, did not get further than Le Havre, where he was involved in driving a Carrier engaged in unloading material on the Docks. Evacuated to the UK. Joined the 10th Battalion at Okehampton. Hospitalised for three weeks with Appendicitis. Served Iceland. Served Normandy - played an active role in the Rauray battle. Posted to 6th Battalion DLI on the disbandment of 10th Battalion.
Company/Battery 6th DLI - D Company at Crook. 10th Battalion - B ompany, HQ Company, S Company in 1942 and subsequently.
Platoon or other sub-unit Motorcycle Platoon under Lt Mackie. Carrier Platoon.
Task or role Driver, Rider, Bugler, Batman, Carrier Driver.
Joined Brigade 1/9/1939.
Wounded Yes - injured in road accident in Reykjavik. Developed a reaction to injections before invasion and had his return to his unit delayed. Wounded in Normandy in 1944.
Prisoner of War No.
Died/Killed in action Died October 2012.
Home address Lived in Wolsingham, County Durham at the time of his interviews with the Lead Researcher in 2005 and 2010.
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Thanks are due to Peter Dyson for supplying family information.