Stephenson Donald Francis 2/Lt 233296
Name Stephenson Donald Francis
Army number 233296
Decorations M.B.E. 24/1/1946
Date of birth 1921
Unit Posted as a Cadet to the Cambridge University OCTU. Joined The Durham Light Infantry - granted an Emergency Commission as a 2/Lt 2/5/1942. Posted to the 11th Battalion DLI 8/5/1942. With the Battalion on disbandment 26/8/1944 as Captain and Adjutant. Posted No 48 Reinforcement Holding Unit. Transferred to the South Wales Borderers. Posted to the 2nd Battalion SWB. Unemployed list 1946.
Company/Battery D Company, A Company, Battalion HQ.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Messing Officer. Adjutant with effect from 1/6/1943.
Joined Brigade 8/5/1942.
Promotions W/S Lt 2/11/1942, A/Captain 1/6/1943, T/Captain 1/9/1943, W/S Captain and T/Major 28/3/1946.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not as far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet identified.
Home address Educated Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, (BA 1948, MA 1953) Boxing Blue. Resident of Ascot, Berkshire in 1976. Executive - Shell Oil.
Source table 11DLI