Sharples John Rfn 4462048

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Name Sharples John
Army number 4462048
Rank Rfn
Date of birth Born 1920/21.
Age 24
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, posted 11th Bn DLI. Served Iceland. Posted ? Bn DLI on the disbandment of the 11th Battalion. Transferred to the Cameronians 21/2/45, posted 9th Bn. (Enlistment Book missing). KILLED in ACTION 22/2/45 with 9th Bn Cameronians (Scottish Rifles).
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Date not known but before Autumn 1940.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 22-Feb-45
Home address Son of Thomas and Ann Sharples of Bolton, Lancashire. Buried Grave 44. B. 10. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.
Source table 11DLI

Because of his transfer to the Cameronians, Rifleman Sharples is not included in the DLI Roll of Honour in Durham Cathedral.