Rodham Charles 2/Lt 165878

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Name Rodham Charles
Army number 165878
Rank 2/Lt
Date of birth 28/9/1915 (some sources say 28/7/1915) at 6, Dovedale Gardens, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Age 60 at the time of his death.
Unit Posted as Cadet to OCTU. Joined The Durham Light Infantry - granted an Emergency Commission as a 2/Lt 28/12/1940. Posted to No 4 I.T.C. Posted to the 17th Battalion DLI. Posted to No 4 ITC. Posted to the 11th Battalion DLI 4/5/1942. Left Battalion by 1/7/1943. Posted to the ITC. Disbanded by June 1947.
Company/Battery 17th Battalion - HQ Company, A Company. ITC - B Company. 11th Battalion - HQ Company. ITC - HQ Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role 17th Battalion - Assistant Mortar Officer. ITC - Duty Officer. 11th Battalion - Transport Officer.
Joined Brigade 4/5/1942.
Promotions W/S Lt 28/6/1942, T/Captain 11/1/1946.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Died 28/2/1976 at Spennymoor. Retired Schoolmaster. Death registered 1 March 1976, Newcastle upon Tyne, from Bronchitis. Probate granted 23/8/1976 at Newcastle.
Home address Father - Cuthbert Rodham (1875 - 1951), mother- Mary Ann Davies (1877 - 1967). In the 1939 General Register he is listed as living at 13, Rodewood Crescent, Newcastle upon Tyne and working as an Assistant Librarian. Married Irene W. Dodd (1922 - 1980) in 1941.
Source table 11DLI