Parkinson David Fortune Lt 249220

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Name Parkinson David Fortune
Army number 249220
Rank Lt
Date of birth Research indicates he was born in Halifax in 1921 - Mother's maiden name Fortune.
Age 23 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined the Gloucester Regiment - granted an Emergency Commission as a 2/Lt 17/10/1942. Served Normandy. Attached to The Durham Light Infantry 6/7/1944, posted to the 11th Battalion DLI. With the Battalion on disbandment 26/8/1944. Attached 2nd Bn East Yorkshire Regiment on the disbandment of the 11th Battalion. KILLED in ACTION 27/2/1945 with 2nd Bn East Yorkshires.
Company/Battery D.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Platoon Commander.
Joined Brigade 06-Jul-44.
Promotions W/S Lt 17/4/1943.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 27-Feb-45.
Home address No further family information as yet. Resident of Bristol at the time of his death. Buried Grave 48. G. 7. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.
Source table 11DLI