Johnson Roy Pte 4457956

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Name Johnson Roy
Army number 4457956
Rank Pte
Date of birth Not yet known.
Age Not yet ascertained.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, T, no enlistment date but possibly Summer 1939. Posted ? 8th Battalion DLI. Posted ? 11th Battalion DLI - possibly 1/9/1939. Served B.E.F.? Transferred to the Black Watch 16/7/1940. Posted to the 1st Tyneside Scottish. Transferred back to The DLI 26/7/40. Posted to the 11th Battalion DLI. Served Iceland. Served Normandy. Posted ? Bn DLI on the disbandment of 11th Battalion. Transferred to the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry 5/12/44, Enlistment Book understood not to be available in order to verify his later discharge and Reserve status.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade 16/7/1940, and possibly earlier dependent on initial postings.
Promotions Lance Corporal.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action
Home address Resident of Willington, County Durham in the 1940's. No further family information as yet.
Source table 11DLI

Private Johnson was identified via the War Office's "missing" exercise carried out in 1942 and documented at The National Archives.