Westray Reginald Arthur 2/Lt 93168

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Name Westray Reginald Arthur
Army number 93168
Rank 2/Lt
Decorations M.C. - gazetted 11/7/1940, Territorial Efficiency Decoration
Date of birth 16 June 1914, mother's maiden name Davidson.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry - Commissioned as a 2/Lt 8th Bn 22/7/1939, Embodied 24/8/1939, Posted 11th Bn DLI 1/9/39. Served B.E.F. Served Iceland? Transferred to the Corps of Military Police 9/7/1940, and posted No 50 Traffic Control Wing. Posted overseas (?Middle East). Taken Prisoner of War as at November 1942. Released from service as Hon Major 1946. Transferred to the Sherwood Foresters as Captain TA 1/5/1947. From Active List to be Captain 24/5/1948 retaining seniority. Granted rank of Honorary Major, TARO 1/9/1948. Ceased TARO liability 16/6/1964.
Company/Battery D Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Weapons Training Officer to 10/2/1940.
Joined Brigade 01-Sep-39.
Promotions W/S Lt 28/1/1941, A/Captain 15/5/1942, W/S Captain and T/Major 12/11/1945.
Prisoner of War Held in Oflag 0.79 Braunschweig. PoW Number 1113.
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known.
Home address As a child he travelled by Cunard Liner "Samaria" from Liverpool to Boston aged 9. Educated in High Schools, Detroit, USA. He returned to the UK, travelling from New Yrok to Liverpool on the White Star ship "Georgic", landing on 27/9/1934. Married Constance Lee in July 1939 at Sunderland. At the time of the 1939 General Register (29/9/1939) Lt Westray was married and living at 62, Mount Road West, Sunderland. He was listed as a member of the 11th Battalion on that Register. He worked as an Osteopath and Nature Cure Practitioner and later lived at 40 Causeway, Darley Abbey, Denby.
Source table 11DLI