Pexton David Lowell Sgt 4443103

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Name Pexton David Lowell
Army number 4443103
Rank Sergeant
Date of birth
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, enlisted 27/11/1923 as a Regular Soldier for 7 years with the Colours and 5 years on the Reserve, Aged 18. Native of Hull. Posted ? Battalion DLI. Posted 11th Battalion DLI. Served in France with the B.E.F. Taken Prisoner of War - probably around 20/5/1940 - notification via the Red Cross 12/7/1940. Repatriated. Relegated to Class Z Army Reserve 5/12/1945 as a Sergeant.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Not known exactly but possibly in the period leading up to mobilisation.
Promotions Sergeant
Prisoner of War Yes - Camps 20B and 383. PoW Number 8806.
Died/Killed in action
Home address Born Drypool, Hull. Farm Labourer. Father was next of kin at enlistment - D L Pexton.
Source table 11DLI

Sergeant Pexton's personal memoir is held within the Collections of the Imperial War Museum - a description of the contents can be found here.

Quotes from Sergeant Pexton's memoir were featured in the first DVD "A New World Order" of the Daily Telegraph's "Second World War in Colour" series and he is identified in that film as serving with The Durham Light Infantry.