Thornton Peter Pte 4443738
Name Thornton Peter
Army number 4443738
Date of birth Born Howdon, Northumberland 1905/06.
Unit Enlisted at Durham in The Durham Light Infantry on 18/2/24, aged 18, as a Regular soldier for 7/5 years. Probably re-enlisted - date not known. Posted 11th Bn DLI. Trf 155 Regt Royal Armoured Corps 1/1/42. Transferred back to The DLI 9/8/43, posted 11th Bn DLI. Served Normandy. KILLED in ACTION 27/6/44 with 11th Bn DLI.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Date of first joining not known, second occasion 9/8/1943.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 27-Jun-44
Home address Resident of South Shields. Rivetter before enlistment. Father, James Thornton, South Shields. Husband of Ada Alvia Thornton, South Shields. Buried Grave V. J. 19. St Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux.
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