Layfield Stanley Pte 14404605
Name Layfield Stanley
Army number 14404605
Date of birth 28/3/1924
Unit Attested 8/9/1942 - expressed preference for DLI. Called up 15/10/1942 and reported to No 4 Infantry Training Centre, Brancepeth. Six weeks Basic Training. Posted 70th (Young Soldiers) Battalion, DLI at Westwick Camp Barnard Castle. Selected as potential Officer and made Lance Corporal. Battalion disbanded July 1942. Posted to Binks House Farm for intensive Infantry training. Posted 10th Bn DLI at Hamilton - probably late July/early August 1943. Attached in early 1944 to Royal Warwickshire Regiment at Deal. Posted to No 4 ITC and sent on OCTU Course then returned to No 4 ITC for duties as an Instructor with A Company, after attending an Instructors' Course. Class A release 2/5/1947.
Company/Battery Various postings within 10th DLI.
Platoon or other sub-unit Various postings within 10th DLI.
Task or role L/Cpl Bren Group Commander.
Joined Brigade Late July/early August 1943.
Promotions L/Cpl, Cpl, Sergeant (late 1945/early 1946).
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action
Home address Worked as Clerk and then returned to shop to assist father as Butcher. Married - now widowed. Lives in Newton Aycliffe. Surviving Veteran as at 31st October 2014.