Kellett John Ryerson 2/Lt 269445

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Name Kellett John Ryerson
Army number 269445
Rank 2/Lt
Date of birth Born Ceylon 3/2/1924.
Age 20 at the time of his death.
Unit Posted as Cadet to 161 O.C.T.U. Joined The Durham Light Infantry - commissioned as a 2/Lt 2/4/1943. Posted to the 11th Battalion DLI 8/4/1943. Served Normandy. Evacuated wounded to No 3 Casualty Clearing Station 27/6/1944. DIED of WOUNDS with 11th Bn Durham Light Infantry 27/6/1944.
Company/Battery B Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Duty Officer. Platoon Commander.
Joined Brigade 08-Apr-43.
Promotions W/S Lt 2/10/1943.
Wounded 27/6/1944.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action DIED of WOUNDS 27-Jun-44. Initially interred at Chateau De Bussy (possibly the location of a Medical Unit) alongside other men who had died of wounds - Map 7F/1 reference 772.788. Re-buried 22/1/1945 in Grave XII. B. 3. Bayeux War Cemetery. No inscription on his headstone.
Home address Resident of Bedford. Son of Mrs F G Kellett, Silverdale, Lancashire.
Source table 11DLI