Rees Ewart John Kenvyn Lt 253654
Name Rees Ewart John Kenvyn
Army number 253654
Date of birth Research suggests his birth was registered in Q1 1922 at Merthyr Tydfil - mother's maiden surname Williams.
Unit Enlisted in the Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment 18/8/1941 - Number 6104976. Posted to 164th OCTU 17/7/1942. Discharged under KIng's Regulations 1940 Para 390 (xvii) on being commissioned. Joined the South Wales Borderers - granted an Emergency Commission as a 2/Lt 28/11/1942. Attached to The Durham Light Infantry 29/6/1944 and posted to the 11th Battalion DLI. With the Battalion on disbandment 26/8/1944. Attached to the Dorsetshire Regiment and posted to the 1st Battalion.
Company/Battery C Company
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Platoon Commander.
Joined Brigade 29-Jun-44.
Promotions W/S Lt 28/5/43, T/Capt 10/3/45.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not so far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Research indicates his death was registered November 2002 in Cardiganshire, Dyfed.
Home address Married Eunice V Rees in July 1949 at Pontypridd, Glamorgan.
Source table 11DLI
Due to the commonality of his surname his birth and death data require confirmation. Family assistance with ensuring we have documented him correctly would be most welcome. Many of the men who enlisted alongside him in the QRWS were also commissioned - which suggests a special status for this unit?