Oxley Clifton Widdrington Major 37506

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Name Oxley Clifton Widdrington
Army number 37506
Rank Major
Decorations T.D. 19/8/1943
Date of birth 1/7/1904
Age 0
Unit Durham Light Infantry - Commissioned as 2/Lt 9th Bn 16/3/1927. Embodied 24/8/1939. Posted 12th Bn DLI. Trf Black Watch 20/12/39. Posted 1 TS 1/2/1940. Senior Officers' Course May 1940 (causing him not to be with the Battalion in the BEF), Served Iceland. Posted 14th Bn DLI 1/7/1943 in command. Seconded to Imports Branch Allied Coal Commission, Italy. Demobilised Aug 1945 as Honorary Lt Col. TARO (BW) 1/9/1948. Ceased TARO liability on age grounds 25/8/1954.
Company/Battery Bn HQ
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role 2 i/c TS, CO 1 TS, CO 14 DLI, Head of Section
Joined Brigade 01-Sep-39
Promotions Lt 16/3/1930, Captain 17/5/1933, Major 5/5/1939, T/Lt Col 22/9/40.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 13/3/1977 - Northumberland.
Home address Son of Alfred Oxley, 4 Selbourne Avenue, Low Fell. Educated Royal Grammar School, Newcastle. 11, Rectory Drive, Gosforth
Source table 1TS