Laidler William Walton RAOC Captain 243287

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Name Laidler William Walton
Army number 243287
Rank Temporary Captain.
Decorations Mentioned in Despatches (North West Europe) (gazetted 2/4/1946).
Date of birth Born 1904 in Whitley Bay, mother's maiden surname Maddison.
Unit Cadet at OCTU. Commissioned as a 2/Lt in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps 22/8/1942 (gazetted 8/9/1942). Posted to 70 Brigade Workshops 15/4/1944 and taken on strength 10/4/1944. Served Normandy. Appeared in the Army Lists in the RAOC in 1942.1943,1944 and 1945.
Company/Battery 70 Brigade Workshops.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Operations Officer.
Joined Brigade
Promotions Temporary Captain.
Wounded Not as far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not as far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Died 4/10/1955. Probate granted to his widow on 14/11/1955.
Home address Appeared in the 1911 Census as a six-year old living at 18, Princes Gardens, Monkseaton. Parents William Walton Laidler and Eva (nee Maddison) who had married in 1903. In Q1 1930 he married Teresa O'Brien in Middlesbrough. Lived subsequently at Inglenook, Potto, Yorkshire.
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