Rowell Thomas Henry 2/Lt 89754

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Name Rowell Thomas Henry
Army number 89754
Rank 2/Lt
Decorations Territorial Efficiency Decoration 3/9/1984
Date of birth 23/3/1914
Age 84 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry - enlisted as 4450771. Commissioned as a 2/Lt in the 8th Battalion 17/6/1939. Embodied 24/8/1939. Posted to the 11th Battalion DLI 1/9/39. Attended 169 OCTU Course No 4 May 1940 (Confirmed by Weekly Return of Officers as at 5/5/1940). Posted to the 11th Battalion DLI. Served Iceland. Posted to No 4 ITC (Y List) by 1/10/1943. Left ITC by 1/9/1944. Released as Honorary Captain 1946. Captain TARO 1/7/1950. Ceased TARO liability 1/4/1964 on age grounds.
Company/Battery B Company, C Company, HQ Company, S Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit S Company - Mortar Platoon.
Task or role Battalion Messing & Gas Officer, Mortar Officer, Platoon Commander.
Joined Brigade 01-Sep-39.
Promotions W/S Lt 1/1/1941, Captain 1/5/1947.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Death registered June 1998, Middlesbrough.
Home address Worked as a Salesman - Boot and Shoe trade - I W S Bainbridge & Co, Newcastle upon Tyne
Source table 11DLI

Lt Rowell was included on the Battalion Nominal Roll as at September 1939 but listed as in the UK (attending his OCTU Course) at the time of the B.E.F. Nominal Roll on 5/5/1940.