Researching F W Gibbins Cpl 556647 9th Bn D.L.I.

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  1. ObsLtMJSmith

    ObsLtMJSmith New Member

    Does anyone have any info on the above or his unit for around 3rd Sept 1944
     
  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    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
    thank you
     
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  3. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

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  4. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Casualty
    Corporal GIBBINS, FREDERICK WILLIAM
    Service Number 556647
    Died 03/09/1944
    Aged 23
    9th Bn. Durham Light Infantry
    Buried at LONDON CEMETERY AND EXTENSION, LONGUEVAL
    Location: Somme, France
    Cemetery/memorial reference: Plot 13. Row C. Grave 14.
     
  5. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad


    Kyle
     
  6. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    The ā€˜Cā€™ 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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  7. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

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