Turpin Robert Barker Thornton C/Sgt 4384644

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Sergeant R B T Turpin in Iceland
Sergeant R B T Turpin in Iceland

Name Turpin Robert Barker Thornton
Army number 4384644
Rank C/Sgt
Date of birth 18/12/1903 at South Medomsley Colliery.
Age 0
Unit Served in the ranks of the Green Howards (Enlistment Book not available). Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry 28/8/1939. Embodied 1/9/1939. Posted 11th Bn DLI.  ? BEF. Served Iceland. Served Normandy? Posted ? Bn DLI on Brigade disbandment. Trf Royal Army Service Corps 10/8/1945 (RASC Records show transfer date as 10/5/1945). Class Z Army Reserve 18/10/1945. Re-Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry, Posted 8th Bn DLI.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade 1/9/1939
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 3/9/1964 at Royal Leicester Infirmary, aged 60. Probate granted 23/2/1965.
Home address Son of William and Annie Jane Turpin (nee Thornton). Married Elizabeth Greener in the Lanchester District on 3/8/1925 and subsequently Mary English. At the time of his death he was living at 108, Stoughton Street, Leicester.
Source table 11DLI