Sayce Kenneth John 2/Lt 226614

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Name Sayce Kenneth John
Army number 226614
Rank 2/Lt
Date of birth 10/02/1920, Hereford. Mother's maiden name Stephens.
Age 90 at the time of his death.
Unit Posted to 165 O.C.T.U. as a Cadet. Joined The Durham Light Infantry - Commissioned as a 2/Lt 28/2/1942. Posted to the 11th Battalion DLI 6th March 1942. Posted to No 4 I.T.C. 1/11/1942. Left ITC by 1/7/1945. Unemployed list 1946. Relinquished Commission 1/4/1958 on being appointed to the Canadian Forces - retained rank of Honorary Captain.
Company/Battery 11th Battalion - B Company. ITC - Depot Company, No 54 Primary Training Wing, A Company, Depot Company, HQ Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role ITC - Passive Air Defence Officer. 11th Battalion - Duty Officer.
Joined Brigade
Promotions W/S Lt 1/10/1942, T/Captain 17/8/1944.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not so far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Died 27/6/2010 in Cumming, Forsyth, Georgia, USA.
Home address Father John Ernest Sayce (1888 - 1996), mother Lucy Eveline Stephens (1888 - 1975). Married Jennifer Winifred Broadhursy (1921 - 1992) Q4 1941. 11th Battalion Part II Orders of 1st May 1942 show that his home had moved to Hesketh Lodge, Ledbury Road, Hereford. Other research suggests that he lived at Ringwood, Hampshire, but these details need to be confirmed. Worked as a Marketing Manager. In 1972 he was living in Ontario, Canada, and in 1998-99 he resided in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Source table 11DLI