McIlvenna John Anthony Lt 176377
Name McIlvenna John Anthony
Army number 176390
Decorations M.i.D. 9/8/1945, C.B. 14/6/1980
Date of birth 10/12/1919
Unit King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry - served as Private soldier (Enlistment Books missing), Durham Light Infantry - Emer. Comm. as 2/Lt 1/3/1941, Posted 10th Bn DLI 30/4/1941, Iceland, Trf South Wales Borderers on disbandment of the Battalion, Posted 2nd Bn, Captain- Army Legal Service 1950, Served Hong Kong, Aden, Egypt, Libya, BAOR, Director of Army Legal Corps 1978, Retired as Director 10/12/1980.
Company/Battery Bn HQ, HQ Coy
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Adjutant, Signals Officer
Joined Brigade 30-Apr-41
Promotions W/S Lt 1/9/1942, A/Captain, W/S Captain and T/Major, Unemployed list 18/9/1946,to 31/12/1948, RARO Captain 1/1/1949, Lt-Col, Major General
Wounded Yes, in Holland - exact date not known.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 18/12/1997, Ashford Kent.
Home address Son of Joseph Henry McIlvenna of Gateshead and his wife Dorothy (nee Brown). Educated Royal Grammar School Newcastle and Hymers College, Hull. Durham University (LLB 1940).Admitted Solicitor 1947. Address - Westfield, Biddenden, Kent,TN27 8BB
Source table 10DLI
For an Obituary in The Catholic Herald please see http://archive.catholicherald.co.uk/article/16th-january-1998/7/obituaries