Shield John George 2/Lt 138949
Name Shield John George
Army number 138949
Date of birth 3/4/1906, Chester-le-Street, County Durham.
Unit The Durham Light Infantry - Emergency Commission as a 2/Lt 29/6/1940. Posted No 4 I.T.C. Brancepeth 4/7/1940. Posted to the 10th Bn DLI 9/7/1940 - joined 10/7/1940. Served Iceland. Posted to the 70th Bn DLI 9/4/1942. Posted overseas on 70th Battalion disbandment. Posted to the 16th Bn DLI. Wounded and evacuated 30/1/1944. Unemployed list as Hon Captain 1946.
Company/Battery 10th Bn A Company, 70th Bn HQ Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit 70th Bn Mortars, Carriers.
Task or role Platoon Commander.
Joined Brigade 9-Jul-40.
Wounded Yes - while with 16th Battalion in Italy.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Died 6/12/1974. Death recorded December 1974, Durham Central.
Home address Son of Walter Lawrence Shield (1880 - 1954) and Annie Gray Temple (1884 - 1970). Lived at 2, Prospect Cottages, Chester-le-Street. Married Lily Brown June 1930 at Chester-le-Street.
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