Ist battalion DLI

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  1. odjob

    odjob New Member

    Hi, New to this so please excuse any errors looking for information about my uncle E McAllaster DLI time period 1940 There was a ship wreck SS Shuntlen sunk 23 DEC 1941a prison ship with 800 to 1000 Italian and German prisoners on board plus 40 soldiers from the DLI I believe that my uncle was one of the 40 on board CWWG said he died 23 Dec 1941 buried at Halfaya sollum war cemetery my research if wright he and 6 other DLI died same date also same cemetery ? can any one shed light on this please
     
  2. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Hi Odjob,
    Sent off a quick email to a former member and got this back moments ago;-
    Best

    Kyle
     
  3. odjob

    odjob New Member

    Hi, This is my uncle many thanks new information great all this will help me any one have war diaries for this period just to confirm other missing links in his record ronnie
     
  4. odjob

    odjob New Member

    Hi, Just found an article on the newspaper archives stating that he was reported missing presumed drowned youngest of six sons two other sons serving in the arm one my dad France with BEF returned from Dunkirk then joined No 9 commando until the war ended I would be very grateful for a photo many thanks Ronnie
     
  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

  6. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

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    Headstone from durhamlightinfantry 1920-46. Photo credit as per above please

    Best

    Kyle
     
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  7. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

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    odjob New Member

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