Welford John 2/Lt 75921

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Name Welford John
Army number 75921
Rank 2/Lt
Decorations Territorial Efficiency Decoration and 1st Clasp 16/3/1951.
Date of birth 22/3/1908.
Age 72 at the time of his death.
Unit Cadet - Durham School Contingent - Junior Division OTC. Joined The Durham Light Infantry - Commissioned as a 2/Lt in the 8th Battalion 18/6/1938. Embodied 24/8/1939. Posted to the 11th Battalion DLI 1/9/39. Served B.E.F. Injured while with with B.E.F. Posted to No 4 ITC 25/9/1940. Posted to the 16th Battalion DLI 19/10/1941. Posted to the Home Details November 1942. Left the 16th Battalion by 1/1/1943. Released as Honorary Captain 1945. Post-war - Captain 8th Battalion DLI 15/6/1948, Major 8/8/1949, From Active List to be Major 25/8/1952.
Company/Battery 11th Battalion - A Coy. 16th Battalion - HQ Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit 16th Battalion - No 5 Platoon - Pioneers.
Task or role Platoon Commander.
Joined Brigade 01-Sep-39
Promotions W/S Lt and T/Captain 1/2/1940.
Wounded Yes - May 1940, in Northern France.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action
Home address Son of J Welford of Gosforth. Educated Durham School.
Source table 11DLI