Thomas Ernest Sergeant 4443505
Name Thomas Ernest
Army number 4443505
Decorations None yet known.
Date of birth Not yet known.
Age Not yet known.
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry 29/4/1926 at Houghton-le-Spring as a Territorial for four years. Posted to the 8th Battalion. Discharged 28/4/1928 under the Terms of Engagement (this would suggest that he had originally signed up for two years). Re-enlisted (date not known). Posted to the 11th Battalion - possibly on 1/9/1939. Served B.E.F. Taken Prisoner of War - notification received 24/6/1940. Repatriated. Discharged 22/9/1944 under 1940 King's Regulations Para 390 (xvi).
Company/Battery Not yet ascertained.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known.
Joined Brigade Not yet known, but possibly 1/9/1939.
Promotions No details yet.
Wounded Not as far as is known.
Prisoner of War Yes - but PoW number and Camp details not yet known.
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known.
Home address Father was listed as Next of Kin on original enlistment - Robert Thomas of 21 William Street, Hetton Downs. Ernest worked as a miner at Hetton.