Murray Vivian Bernard 2/Lt 138538

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Name Murray Vivian Bernard
Army number 138538
Rank 2/Lt
Date of birth His date of birth is recorded as 11/3/1907 at Wandsworth.
Age 86 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry - granted an Emergency Commission as a 2/Lt 5/7/1940. Posted to No 4 I.T.C. Brancepeth 6/7/1940. Posted 11th Battalion DLI 9/7/1940. Served Iceland. Posted 70th Brigade HQ 1/8/1941. Posted 70th Battalion DLI. Posted No 4 ITC. Posted 14th Battalion DLI September 1943. Left 14th Battalion by 1/11/1945. Unemployed list as Hon Captain 1945.
Company/Battery 11th Battalion - Duty Officer, 70th Battalion - C Company, ITC - B Company, 14th Battalion - HQ Company, A Company, B Company, E Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Platoon Commander. Mortar Officer. Company Commander. 70th Brigade HQ - Camp Commandant and Defence Platoon Commander.
Joined Brigade 09-Jul-40.
Promotions W/S Lt 4/1/1942, T/Captain 5/3/1944.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not so far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Died 4/6/1993 at Bognor Regis, West Sussex. Registered at Chichester. Probate granted at Brighton Registry in 1993.
Home address Father - Vivian Spencer Murray (1977 - 1955), mother - Mabel Skedge Darby (1882 - 1950). At the 1911 Census he was with his family in West Ham. Married Winifred L. Chessum (1909 - 1991) in Birmingham South, Warwickshire, in Q1 1930. Lived in Walton-on-Thames in later life.
Source table 11DLI