Wilkinson Thomas Geoffrey Lt 71539
Name Wilkinson Thomas Geoffrey
Army number 71539
Decorations Certificate of good service.
Date of birth 29/10/1915.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry - commissioned as a 2/Lt (SR Category B) 28/4/1937. Reserve of 5th Bn DLI. Appointed as 2/Lt DLI 2/7/1939. Posted No. 4 ITC 7/9/1939. Posted 8th Bn DLI 8/10/1939. Posted 10th Bn DLI 22/10/39. Posted 70th Brigade HQ. Posted 10th Bn DLI as Adjutant 4/1/1940. Posted back to Brigade HQ 15/1/1940. ? Served B.E.F. Served Iceland. Acted as Brigade Major while Major Roper was on leave in the UK, 24/6/1941 to 24/8/1941. Posted 5th Bn in command 21/11/1942. Senior Officers' School. Posted 14th Bn DLI as 2 i/c. Posted overseas with 14th. Appointed to a Permanent Regular Commission, antedated to 29/10/1938, on 18/3/1947.
Company/Battery Bn HQ, Brigade Headquarters. Sp Coy.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Adjutant 20/6/1940 (Army List shows 23/3/1940). Brigade Major. Bn 2 i/c. Bn CO. Company Commander.
Joined Brigade 22-Oct-39.
Promotions Lieutenant 2/1/1941. Acting Captain 15/1/1940 to 14/4/1940. T/Captain 15/4/1940. Captain 2/7/1946. Major 29/10/1951.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Death registered April 1996 in Westminster, London, aged 80.
Home address Educated Royal Veterinary College. Seriously injured in grenade accident 12/5/1942 - resumed duties as 10th Bn 2 i/c August 1942.
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