Pearson John Henry Captain 176392

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Name Pearson John Henry
Army number 176392
Rank Captain
Date of birth Not yet ascertained.
Age 0
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 No 40 Replacement Holding Unit 30/9/1944. Posted to No 4/38 Reinforcement Holding Unit 1/11/1944. Unemployed list 1946.
Company/Battery 14th Battalion - HQ Company. 11th Battalion - HQ Company, Support Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role 14th Battalion - Duty Officer, Intelligence Officer, Adjutant. 11th Battalion - Duty Officer, Second in Command of 4th (Carrier) Platoon, Company Commander 17/2/1944 and on disbandment.
Joined Brigade 05-Dec-43.
Promotions W/S Lt 13/5/1942, A/Captain 13/2/1942, T/Captain 13/5/1942
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet ascertained.
Home address No family information as yet.
Source table 11DLI

Battalion records have his number as 276392 and that appears to be an error - the number shown above is that used in The Gazette. The relatively common nature of his name has made it impossible to definitively identify him in genealogical records at this time. Family information on him, and his family links, would be most welcome.