Kidd Merrick Athelstan 2/Lt 117993

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Name Kidd Merrick Athelstan
Army number 117993
Rank 2/Lt
Decorations M.i.D. 14/2/1946
Date of birth Born 15/11/1919, Wandsworth. Birth registered March 1920.
Age 97 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry - granted an Emergency Commission as a 2/Lt 10/2/1940. Posted ITC Brancepeth 24/2/1940. Attached to 10th Battalion DLI 24/2/1940. Posted 10th Battalion DLI 26/3/1940. Served B.E.F. Posted to the 11th Battalion DLI by 5/5/1940 as a 2/Lt. Taken Prisoner of War - possibly in the Ficheux area. Repatriated. Relinquished Commission on the grounds of disability 11/2/1946 and granted the rank of Honorary Lt.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade
Promotions W/S Lt 9/9/1941, T/Captain 1/9/1944.
Prisoner of War Yes - Oflag O6B/O7B Eichstatt PoW Number 303.
Died/Killed in action Died 31/1/2017 at Ashstead, Surrey. Had been resident in Leatherhead, Surrey.
Home address Father - Alvin Kidd (1881 - 1957). Mother - Irene Chuter (1892 - 1968). Married Peggy M North (1920 - 2007) 23/6/1945 at St Luke's, London SW.
Source table 11DLI