Robson Joseph Walton 2/Lt 138539

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Name Robson Joseph Walton
Army number 138539
Rank 2/Lt
Date of birth 5/8/1918.
Age 0
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry - Emergency Commission as 2/Lt 4/7/1940. Reported to No 4 I.T.C. Brancepeth 6/7/1940. Posted 10th Bn DLI 10/7/1940. Served Iceland. Posted 70th Brigade HQ 23/2/1942. Left 10th Bn by June 1943. Posted ? Bn. Served Normandy? Wounded 1944. Unemployed list 1946 as Hon Captain.
Company/Battery B Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Platoon Commander.
Joined Brigade 10-Jul-40.
Promotions W/S Lt 4/1/1942, T/Captain 9/4/1943, W/S Captain and T/Major 12/1/1946.
Wounded Yes - as listed in August 1944 Regimental Newsletter, but not identified as to which Battalion he was serving with at the time.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Death registered in Lewes, Sussex in March 1998.
Home address Son of Lancelot Robson and Gladys Margaret Liddell. 1939 Register shows residence as Garden House, Hartburn, Morpeth, and Joseph as an Agricultural Student. He and his father and brothers had all volunteered as ARP Wardens. Married 12/8/1942 Adelaide Mary Langford at Salisbury, Wiltshire.
Source table 10DLI