O'Hara John Pte 4454614

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Name O'Hara John
Army number 4454614
Rank Pte
Date of birth Born 21/9/1918 at 22, Catherine Street, Spennymoor.
Age 0
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry 24/4/1939. Posted 6th Battalion DLI. Posted 10th Bn DLI 1/9/1939. Served BEF? Posted 70th Brigade HQ. Served Iceland. Transferred to East Yorkshire Regiment 22/10/1942. Transferred to Royal Northumberland Fusiliers 25/6/1943. Released to Z Class Reserve 14/6/1946.
Company/Battery Brigade Headquarters.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Dining Room Orderly.
Joined Brigade 1/9/1939.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 27/2/1992.
Home address Resident in Spennymoor in 1949.
Source table 10DLI

John O'Hara was one of three brothers from Spennymoor who all served in the DLI. William died of wounds at FICHEUX 20/5/1940 with 10th DLI and Harry remained with 6th Battalion.

Sincere thanks are due to Tom O'Hara, John O'Hara's son, for family and military information supplied.