Middleton Philip Pte 4461573

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Name Middleton Philip
Army number 4461573
Rank Pte
Date of birth 6/5/1915
Age 0
Unit Durham Light Infantry - enlisted 14/5/1940, Posted 11th Bn, Iceland, Trf Pioneer Corps 1/5/42, Docs to Bournemouth 16/5/42, Posted No 6 Centre, Class A Release 18/2/1946.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade 14/5/1940
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action
Home address
Source table 11DLI

As the Brigade was in France, and indeed in action, at the time of his enlistment it is likely that this man spent his first few weeks with the Home Details of the Brigade and joined the Brigade at Launceston on their return via Dunkirk.

The Royal Pioneer Corps records suggest that this man may have been transferred back to the DLI on 4/5/1942, but this is not reflected in the DLI Enlistment Books. The entry may refer to his arrival at No 6 Centre?