Walsh John Lawrence Lieutenant 162661

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Name Walsh John Lawrence
Army number 162661
Rank Lieutenant
Date of birth Born Norfolk 17/4/1922
Age 22
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry - Emergency Commission as a 2/Lt 21/12/1940. Posted 70th Bn DLI. Posted to, and joined, 10th Bn DLI 10/4/1943. Served Normandy. KILLED in ACTION 28/6/1944 while serving with 10th Bn DLI.
Company/Battery 70th Bn - Bn HQ, B Company. 10th Bn - A, Bn HQ.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role 70th Bn - Assistant Adjutant/ Intelligence Officer. 10th Bn - Duty Officer, Intelligence Officer 6/43.
Joined Brigade 10-Apr-43.
Promotions W/S Lt 21/6/1942.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 28-Jun-44. No details of initial interment. Remains not recovered or not identified.
Home address Resident of Plymouth. Son of Col Lawrence Waddington Walsh OBE and Norah Walsh, Barton Turf, Norfolk. Educated Sedbergh 1935 - 1940. Commemorated Panel 17, Column 1, Bayeux Memorial.
Source table 10DLI