Hebbert Michael Cyril 2/Lt 228431
Name Hebbert Michael Cyril
Army number 228431
Date of birth Born Hertfordshire - birth registered in Hatfield April 1941.
Unit Posted as Cadet to 165 O.C.T.U. Joined The Durham Light Infantry - Commissioned as 2/Lt 7/3/1942. Posted to the 11th Battalion DLI 6th March 1942, he had left by October 1943 according to Field Returns. Posted 14th Bn DLI. Posted 9th Bn DLI by November 1944. KILLED in ACTION 9/10 November 1944 with 9th Bn Durham Light Infantry at Nijmegen.
Company/Battery 11th Battalion - A Company. 14th Bn - HQ Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit HQ Coy - Signals Platoon.
Task or role 11th Battalion - Duty Officer.
Joined Brigade 6/3/1942.
Promotions W/S Lt 1/10/1942.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 9/11/1944. Lt Hebbert was originally interred at Elst in Holland at Map Reference - Sheet 5, 1/100,000, 731712. He was subsequently re-buried on 20/5/1947 in Grave 4.D.8. Jonkerbos War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads "ETERNAL REST GIVE UNTO HIM, O LORD; AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON HIM". Probate was granted at Liverpool Registry on 5/12/1946.
Home address Resident of Liverpool. Son of Sydney John and Alice Mary Hebbert (nee Fitzgibbon) of Hightown, Liverpool. Educated St Aloysius College, Glasgow and Pembroke College, Cambridge (BA).
Source table 11DLI
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