Discussion in 'Durham Light Infantry' started by ObsLtMJSmith, Jun 30, 2019.
Does anyone have any info on the above or his unit for around 3rd Sept 1944
how about starting and introducing yourself a bit with Ps and Qs
Assume you have his service records?
what is your interest
9th Battalion DLI
There are few members with expertise in this particular area and will be along shortly to assist
First port of call, as per reply above:
Corporal GIBBINS, FREDERICK WILLIAM
Service Number 556647
9th Bn. Durham Light Infantry
Buried at LONDON CEMETERY AND EXTENSION, LONGUEVAL
Location: Somme, France
Cemetery/memorial reference: Plot 13. Row C. Grave 14.
The ‘C’ Company CO was Major Callingham, who was wounded in the left arm.
The 50th (Northumbrian) Division, of which the 9th Bn Durham Light Infantry, 151st Infantry Brigade were part, had been given Seclin as part of their area of responsibility on 29 March 1940 some 4.5 years earlier in the BEF era. The 9th DLI had been based at nearby Carvin back then.
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