Stafford John Edward Lt Col
Name Stafford John Edward
Army number Not yet known
Rank Lt Colonel
Decorations 1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, D.L.
Date of birth 1887
Unit Durham Light Infantry - Commissioned as 2/Lt 9th Battalion 2/10/1914. Entered France 18/4/1915. Resigned 6/1/1921, retaining his rank. Rejoined 9th Bn DLI as Major 18/11/1932. Resigned 19/11/1934. Lt Col TA Reserve. NDC 1/7/1939, Emergency Commission as Lt Col Durham Light Infantry 1/11/1939, Lt Col TA Reserve (DLI) 20/1/1941 to 4/1/1942 with seniority from 1/7/1939. Posted 30th Battalion DLI in command. Retired from command of 30th Bn DLI 4/1/1942. Colonel (Home Guard) 21/1/1943. Posted as Group Commander National Defence Corps TA No 3 Group (151 Brigade) 7/4/1943. Retired on age grounds 31/1/1946 as Hon Colonel.
Company/Battery 41st National Defence Company. 3 Group NDC.
Platoon or other sub-unit Company HQ. Group HQ.
Task or role Commanding Officer from 1/9/1939. Group Commander 7/4/1943.
Joined Brigade 1/9/1939
Promotions T/Lt 16/5/1915. Captain 11/8/1920. Lt Col 1/11/1939. Col 21/1/1943.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 26/10/1957 at Ravensworth.
Home address Brantwood, Whickham, Newcastle up until 28/2/1921. Went to Canada 1921. Deputy Lieutenant for County Durham 13/5/1948.