Galvin Bernard Pte 14427829

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Army number 14427829
Rank Pte
Date of birth 15/1/1925.
Unit General Service Corps - enlisted May 1943. Posted No 4 ITC Brancepeth. Trf to The Durham Light Infantry 18 June 1943, Posted 10th Bn DLI. Served Normandy. Posted 8th Bn DLI. Posted 9th Bn DLI. Posted to War Office Selection Centre. Posted to HQ Western Command. Discharged 1/12/1946. Demobilised 1947.
Company/Battery 10th Bn - HQ Company, 8th Bn - ?, 9th Bn - HQ Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit Signals Platoon.
Task or role Signaller, Rifleman, P.I.A.T. No 2, Signaller, Clerk, Tester, Clerical supervisor.
Joined Brigade October 1943
Promotions Sergeant, on being posted to War Office Selection Centre.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action
Home address Born Leeds. Wetherby. Resident in Scarborough in 2006. Haxby. Surviving Veteran as at 30/9/2014.
Source table 10DLI

At the urging of his family, Mr Galvin wrote up his illicit wartime diary and had it published privately under the title "An Infantryman's Diary 1944-1945".

The lead researcher acquired a copy via The Rifles Office in Durham and, with Mr Galvin's agreement, will be incorporating his recollections into the appropriate sections of the War Diary of the 10th Battalion.