Help needed on Durham Light Infantry from D-Day landing and beyond

Discussion in 'Durham Light Infantry' started by Zunami, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. Thanks. I was there in the early ‘90s. Pouring down with rain though. Looking forward to my return.
     
  2. I posted this letter from my grandfather to his Oxford college on Ancestry several years ago now. If you’ve got that you’ve probably got most of the stuff I have.

    Regards,

    Bob Allen
     
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    Casualty
    Lieutenant ALLEN, ROBERT
    Service Number 292472
    Died 10/09/1944
    Aged 20
    Royal Warwickshire Regiment
    M C
    Son of William Frederick and Ethel Allen, of Bedworth, Warwickshire.
    INSCRIPTION: TO LIVE IN HEARTS WE LOVE IS NOT TO DIE
    Buried at GEEL WAR CEMETERY
    Location: Antwerpen, Belgium
    Cemetery/memorial reference: III.A.12.
    From Concentration Report, original Field Burial:
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    Recommendation for Award for Allen, Robert Rank: Lieutenant Service No: ... | The National Archives
    Reference: WO 373/51/208
    Name Allen, Robert
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Service No: 292472
    Regiment: 6 Battalion Durham Light Infantry
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: North West Europe 1944-45
    Award: Military Cross
    Date of announcement in London Gazette: 01 March 1945
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  4. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    No idea if he already had this but once I found it this afternoon I forwarded it onto him (once I posted it here :) ).

    Kyle
     

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