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need help please 16 Durham Light Infantry

Discussion in 'Durham Light Infantry' started by donnyshell, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Service Records is the way forward if you want to be 100%. Don't forget men were moved around and attached to various units all the time, some were attached because they could drive, some were battlefield casualty replacements, some may not have been able to join their parent unit and sent to the nearest appropriate one. CWGC would more than likely be given his parent unit by the war office and not the units they were attached to.
     
  2. KevinBattle

    KevinBattle Senior Member

    A Sidney L Nash was married in Halifax, Yorkshire in 1940, spouse maiden name Bowes.
    No epitaph.

    For what it's worth, there is just one other DLI casualty, but no Battalion info......
    PARK, JOHN THOMAS. Private. Service Number 4396576
    Died 15/02/1944. Aged 31. Durham Light Infantry
    Son of William and Margaret Park, of Darlington, Co. Durham.
    Buried at BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO. Grave: XXII. D. 3.

    The CWGC Cemetery Information says ". The site of the cemetery originally lay close to a casualty clearing station. Burials were made direct from the battlefield after the landings at Anzio and later, after the Army had moved forward, many graves were brought in from the surrounding country. "
    Doesn't answer any questions, but others with knowledge might find the answer!
     
  3. Gary Tankard

    Gary Tankard Well-Known Member

    Here's the casualty record..no mention of battalion or any correction:

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  4. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Kyle
     
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  5. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Additional email info added 12;54hrs 17/07/2019

    Kyle
     
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  6. Korps Steiner

    Korps Steiner Senior Member

    I am very friendly with a veteran of 16 DLI who fought in Africa ,Italy and Greece he was one of the ones taken prisoner by ELAS and held for 3 months in the mountains .
     
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