Waggott Harry 2/Lt 86523

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Name Waggott Harry
Army number 86523
Rank 2/Lt
Date of birth Born County Durham April 1917
Age 27 at the time of his death.
Unit Cadet - Durham School Contingent, Junior Division OTC. Joined The Durham Light Infantry - Commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 8th Battalion 5/4/1939. Embodied 24/8/1939. Posted to the 11th Battalion DLI 1/9/39. Posted 169 OCTU Course No 4, May 1940 (Confirmed by Weekly Return of Officers as at 5/5/1940). Served Iceland. Posted for Overseas Service 7/2/1943. Posted to the 8th Battalion DLI. Served Middle East, Italy/Sicily and Normandy. KILLED in ACTION 11/6/1944 with 8th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry.
Company/Battery 11th Battalion - HQ Company, B Company. 8th Battalion - A Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit 11th Battalion - Mortars.
Task or role Weapons Training Officer 10/2/1940, Platoon Commander.
Joined Brigade 1/9/1939.
Promotions W/S Lt 1/1/1941, A/Captain 1/6/1942, T/Captain 1/9/1942.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 11/6/1944. Interred initially at Le Haut Audrieu, 14 A.O.D. map reference 861716. Re-buried 23/9/1944 in Grave II.B.13. Hottot-le-Bagues War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads - "AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM".
Home address Resident of County Durham. Son of J. Waggott, 1, Holmelands Park, Chester-le-Street. Educated Durham School and Royal Grammar School, Newcastle. Husband of Marjory Mary Waggott, of Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham.
Source table 11DLI

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