Stafford John Edward Lt Col

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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
Age 0
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.
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