Livesey Frederick Cardwell Lieutenant 174491

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Lt F C Livesey's CWGC headstone.
Lt F C Livesey's CWGC headstone.

Name Livesey Frederick Cardwell
Army number 174491
Rank Lieutenant
Date of birth 1914 in the USA
Age 30
Unit Enlisted in the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry - served in the ranks. Posted to OCTU. Durham Light Infantry - Emergency Commission as 2/Lt 22/2/1941. Posted 70th Bn DLI. Posted 10th Bn DLI 10/4/1943. Served Normandy. KILLED in ACTION 2/8/1944 with 10th Bn Durham Light Infantry.
Company/Battery Support Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit Pioneers.
Task or role Asst OC Platoon.
Joined Brigade 10-Apr-43.
Promotions W/S Lt 22/8/1942.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 02-Aug-44.
Home address Resident of Oxford. Educated Dragoon School, Oxford, Eastmans School Southsea and Pangbourne Nautical College. Son of Lees and Anna Livesey, husband of Kathleen Mary Livesey, La Rocque, Jersey, Channel Islands. Buried Grave IX. A. 27. Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery.
Source table 10DLI

The McGregor Card Index of DLI Officers contains the following information...."After leaving Pangbourne he lived a varied life. He trained shooting dogs, farmed for a while in Essex and, after his marriage, ran a hotel in London. The outbreak of War found him in Jersey learning all departments of his father-in-law's business, with a view to becoming a Director. He volunteered at once and went to England where, after a period in the ranks of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, went to OCTU and then joined the Durham Light Infantry. He went with them to Normandy in June 1944 where he was killed".