Offord Ernest Roland W/S Lt 170041

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Name Offord Ernest Roland
Army number 170041
Rank W/S Lt.
Date of birth Possible birth traced in Q3 1923 in Chorlton, Lancs. Mother's maiden surnae Offord.
Age 0
Unit Enlisted in the 58th Searchlight Battalion, Royal Engineers, TA, April 1939. Transferred to the 74th Searchlight Regiment Royal Artillery. Commissioned in to the Royal Artillery - Emergency Commission as a 2/Lt 25/1/1941. Transferred to the South Lancashire Regiment. Posted 32 R.H.U. Transferred to The Durham Light Infantry 21/6/1944, posted 10th Bn DLI. Evacuated wounded to No 10 CCS 23/6/1944. Unemployed list 1946.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade 21-Jun-44
Promotions W/S Lt 25/7/1942.
Wounded Yes - 23/6/1944.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet definitively known but possiblym January 1995 aged 79, although the associated birth date is at odds with that shown above and is listed as 31/12/1915.
Home address Research suggests a marriage to Cynthia M Hooper at Stratton in Q1, 1946.
Source table 10DLI

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