Watkins Michael Robert Henry 2/Lt 105612

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Major Watkins in Iceland with Ariel C4 Number 312688
Major Watkins in Iceland with Ariel C4 Number 312688

Name Watkins Michael Robert Henry
Army number 105612
Rank 2/Lt
Decorations Territorial Efficiency Medal 21/1/1949.
Date of birth Born 11/6/1917, Wandsworth, London. Mother's maiden surname Davey.
Age 0
Unit Enlisted in the Artists Rifles. Joined The Durham Light Infantry - Emergency Commission as a 2/Lt 19/11/1939. Posted to, and joined, 10th Bn DLI 5/12/39. Served BEF? Served Iceland. Attached to 156th Infantry Brigade as a Mountain Warfare Instructor 5/6/1942. Returned to 10th Bn DLI. Served Normandy. With Battalion on disbandment - August 1944. Posted 6th Bn DLI. Left 6th Bn by December 1944. Unemployed list as Hon Capt 1946.
Company/Battery HQ, A, D.
Platoon or other sub-unit Tank-hunting.
Task or role Platoon Commander, Company 2i/c, Officer Commanding Company 30/6/1944.
Joined Brigade 05-Dec-39.
Promotions W/S Lt 19/5/1941, T/Captain 17/11/1942.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Died April 1987, Bury St Edmunds. Cremated Cambridgeshire 21/4/1987.
Home address Son of Robert Bartlow Watkins and Elsie Henrietta Davey. Married Nancy C Loxley in Lancaster Q4 1942. Resident at 5,Southlands Road, Bromley, Kent in 1946.
Source table 10DLI