Thompson Alfred 2/Lt 292736
Name Thompson Alfred
Army number 292736
Date of birth 5/4/1919 - probably at Stourbridge, Staffordshire..
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry - granted an Emergency Commission as a 2/Lt 3/9/1943. Posted to the 11th Battalion DLI 9/9/1943. Posted Reinforcement Company 6/5/1944. Served Normandy. Posted Reinforcement Holding Unit 52. Posted 10th Battalion DLI as W/S Lt 21/6/1944. Wounded. Posted 16th Battalion DLI on 2 CRU 9/9/1944. Unemployed list 20/10/1946. TA - Parachute Regiment - Lt 11/12/1950 with seniority from 13/7/1946. Captain 19/6/1953. Major Transferred to TARO 1956.
Company/Battery 11th Battalion - C Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Duty Officer. 15th Platoon - Platoon Commander.
Joined Brigade 09-Sep-43.
Promotions W/S Lt 3/3/1944, T/Captain 30/10/1945.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Not yet ascertained.
Home address Educated Durham University (BSc). Schoolmaster. Resident of South Shields in 1950. Addresses - 58, Mitchell Gardens, South Shields. 21, The Chestnuts then 41, West Street, Godmanchester, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.
Source table 11DLI
The common nature of Lt Thompson's name has hindered the identification of his date of death. Family help with this information would be most valuable.