Robinson Percy Burnall Lt Col 7425
Name Robinson Percy Burnall (possibly Burrell or Burrill)
Army number 7425
Rank Lt Col
Decorations Territorial Decoration 21/7/1939.
Date of birth 7/1/1900. Mother's maiden surname Burrell.
Unit Queens (Royal West Surrey) Regiment - Commissioned as a 2/Lt in the 4th Bn 13/11/1918. Transferred to The Durham Light Infantry - Lt in the 6th Bn 29/7/1922. Embodied 24/8/1939. Posted 10th Bn DLI on mobilisation. CO from 1/9/1939 until 11/2/1940. Posted No 4 ITC Brancepeth. Reverted to Major at own request 7/6/1940. Posted 6th Bn DLI June 1940. Posted 9th Bn DLI 28/7/1941. Posted 6th Bn DLI as 2 i/c by 31/10/1941. Relinquished post as 2 i/c 16/3/1942. Appointed DAA & QMG of the Middle East School of Administration 25/4/1942 and struck off strength of 6th Bn. Released 31/10/1944 as Lt Col on age grounds. Ceased to belong to TARO 29/1/1955, retaining rank.
Company/Battery Bn HQ.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Battalion Commander.
Joined Brigade 01-Sep-39.
Promotions Captain 17/11/1925, Major 1/11/1934, Lt Col 5/5/1939.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Death registered June 1996 - East Staffordshire - aged 96.
Home address Married 21/12/1929 at Nottingham to Kathleen M. Brooks. Address - 22, Aynsley Terrace, Consett. In 1939 Register the Robinsons was shown as living at 28, Aynsley Terrace.
Source table 10DLI
There may have been a manuscript error in DLI records as regards to his second forename. Genealogical practice would suggest that this may perhaps have been his mother's maiden surname which an Ancestry.co.uk user has identified as Burrell. London Gazette entries only use his initials.