Troupe George William Lt 180307
Name Troupe George William
Army number 180307
Date of birth 23/3/1921
Age 73 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry - enlisted 8/7/1940 and served in the ranks. Posted as Cadet to OCTU. Granted an Emergency Commission in The Durham Light Infantry as a 2/Lt 29/3/1941. Posted to the Brancepeth ITC. Posted 14th Battalion DLI 9/9/1941. Posted to the 11th Battalion DLI. Posted 70th Brigade HQ as Liaison Officer 17/12/1943. Served Normandy. Unemployed list 1946. TA - from Emergency Commission to be Captain 7/5/1951. TARO 7/11/1955 Captain - retaining seniority.
Company/Battery 14th Battalion - C Company, Recruit Company. 11th Battalion - D Company. &0th Brigade HQ.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role 14th Battalion - Duty Officer, Intelligence Officer. 11th Battalion - Duty Officer, 18th Platoon Commander. Seconded to Staff 1/7/1951.
Joined Brigade Date not yet known but between Autumn 1941 and December 1943.
Promotions W/S Lt 29/9/1942, T/Captain 30/11/1945.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not so far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Died 23/12/1994 at Addiscombe, Croydon, Surrey. Probate granted 10/2/1995.
Home address Son of George Robert Troupe, Pharmacist, of 89 Elwick Road, West Hartlepool. Educated West Hartlepool Grammar School and Durham University. Civil Servant - Economic Branch. Resident of West Hartlepool in 1946.
Source table 11DLI