McCoy Charles Milmine Liberty Capt 15971
Name McCoy Charles Milmine Liberty
Army number 15971
Date of birth 25/9/1899. Baptised 15/9/1900 at South Lynn All Saints Church, Norfolk.
Unit Commissioned in The Durham Light Infantry as a Lieutenant from the Royal Military College 20/12/1920. Posted to No. 4 Infantry Training Centre as an Instructor 18/9/1939. Posted 10th Bn DLI 26/10/1939. Served B.E.F. Served Iceland. Posted 30th Bn DLI May 1942. Posted 70th Bn DLI. Posted overseas - Civil Administration. Posted to No.4 ITC 1944. Commanded Regimental Depot Party. Joined Royal Artillery post-War - retired as Hon Major 10/5/1955.
Company/Battery HQ Coy 10 DLI. F Coy 30 DLI. D Coy 30 DLI. F Coy ITC. HQ Coy ITC.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Adjutant (temp) 11/12/39, Officer Commanding Company.
Joined Brigade 26/10/1939.
Promotions A/Capt 26/10/1939, A/Major 1/7/1940, Brevet Major 23/3/1945.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Died 19/6/1978 in North Tyneside, aged 78. Probate granted at Newcastle upon Tyne 2/2/1980.
Home address Born Kings Lynn. Son of Charles Cousins McCoy and Beatrice Lily McCoy. Lived in St Marylebone, London in the early 1930's, at 21 Great Castle Street and 9 Margaret Street.
Source table 10DLI
An extract from an Acquittance Roll dated 11/5/1940 signed by Captain McCoy confirms his presence in France and in Command of HQ Company of 10th DLI.