Loftus James Sylvester Pte 4461563
Name Loftus James Sylvester
Army number 4461563
Date of birth Research indicates his birth was registered in Q1 1915 in Stockport, Cheshire, mother's maiden name Tracey.
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry (probably Spring/Summer 1940). Posted 11th Bn DLI. Served Iceland. Served Normandy. Trf Dorsetshire Regiment on the disbandment of 11th Battalion 28/8/44. Posted 4th Bn Dorsets. KILLED in ACTION 15/2/45 with 4th Bn Dorsetshire Regiment.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Date not yet known.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 15-Feb-45
Home address Research suggests that he married Mary E. Glindon in Stockport in 1940. Buried Grave 57. F. 9. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.
Source table 11DLI
Because of Pte Sylvester's transfer to the Dorsetshire regiment he is not included in the DLI Roll of Honour in Durham Cathedral.
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