Pallister Lionel Keith Captain 176397

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Name Pallister Lionel Keith
Army number 176397
Rank Captain
Decorations M.i.D. London Gazette 22/3/1945.
Date of birth 31/5/1916.
Age 84 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry - granted an Emergency Commission as a 2/Lt 1/3/1941. Posted to the 14th Battalion DLI. Posted to the 11th Battalion DLI 5/12/1943. Served Normandy. With the Battalion on disbandment 26/8/1944. Attached 49th Divisional HQ 30/9/1944. Transferred to the South Wales Borderers and posted to the 2nd Battalion. Unemployed list 1946. Relinquished Commission 22/5/1960.
Company/Battery 14th Battalion - C Company. 11th Battalion - Support Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit Carrier Platoon.
Task or role Platoon 2 i/c, Platoon Commander, Duty Officer, Company Commander.
Joined Brigade 05-Dec-43.
Promotions W/S Lt 1/9/1942, A/Captain 21/1/1943, T/Captain 21/4/1943. Lt 1/1/1957.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Death registered June 2006, aged 90, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Home address Research indicates that Captain Pallister qualified as an Architect and was successful in competing for designs for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission - this is to be confirmed.
Source table 11DLI