Beach, Pte J W, 4466363, DLI. Possibly Bill Beach, B Coy, 16 DLI. Stalag 398, POW No 154654. See 1942 group photo.

Bell, Pte G J H, 4466366, DLI. Stalag 18A, POW No 8323.

Bennison, Pte J, 4466368, DLI. Stalag 4G, POW No 266201. Spelled 'Bennsion' 1945 list

Brown, Pte N, 4466374, DLI. Stalag 344, POW No 34987

Brown, Pte T P, 4466375, DLI. Stalag 344, POW No 34818

Dowson, Sgt D, 4446382, DLI. Stalag 8C, POW No 90174.

Brownlee, Cpl Thomas L, 4466385. 16 DLI, POW No 153155. 153155 7A, in 1/45. Brownlee, 16 DLI. Enlisted 26/7/40. Of 60 Eldon Place, Newcastle upon Tyne. Captured Sedjenane, Tunisia, 2/3/43. Camp PG 98, Sicily, 18/3/43 to 14/4/43; PG 53 14/4/43 to 9/43; Stalag 7A 9/43 to 11/43; Stalag 17A 11/43 to 21/4/45; workcamp 320 Pitten, Austria, paper mill, 26/11/43 to 31/4/45.
Escapes attempted: 'Yes, escaped from A/320 G W Pitten on 31/4/45 and contacted Russian forces on 1/5/45. My companions Sgt Constable and Cpl Millward also contacted Russian forces.'
Sabotage: 'From 26/11/43 - 31/4/45 whilst at A/320 I several times caused electrical power to fuse, also destroying various tools etc.'

Cant, L/Cpl Leslie, 4466387. Died 19/6/43, serving with 16 DLI, aged 34. Son of Thomas and Mary Ann Cant; husband of Ella Cant, of Consett, Co Durham. Bone War Cemetery, Algeria, II F 3.

Chapman, Pte Francis John, 4466393. Died 8/10/41, serving with 16 DLI, aged 31. Son of John and Ella Mary Chapman, of Thornton Hall, Aysgarth. Aysgarth (St Andrew) Churchyard), Yorkshire, North Side.
News item Yorkshire Post, 1/9/42, p 4 'Latest wills Private Francis John Chapman, Durham Light Infantry, of Thornton Hall, Aysgarth, for nine years Master of the Wensleydale Hounds (net personalty £8,018), £17,671.'
News item Gloucester Journal, 5/9/42 p 2: 'A private in the Durham Light Infantry, Francis John Chapman, of Aysgarth, Yorkshire, killed by a lorry only a few weeks after joining the Army, left £17,671.'
News item reporting funeral and mourners, Yorkshire Post, 14/10/41, p 3..

Christie, Sgt John, 4466396. Died 20/9/44, serving with 16 DLI, aged 33. Son of John and Sarah Christie, of South Shields, Co Durham; husband of Mary Ellen Christie, of South Shields. Coriano Ridge War Cemetery, XVIII A 10.

Clark, Pte Matthew, 4466398, Stalag 8B, POW No 274833. From Hartlepool, born 20/2/10. Captured in the desert in 1942. Camps PG 66, PG 53 and PG 146 in Italy. Escaped at Italian Armistice in September 1943. Recaptured 15/12/43. Via Stalag 4B and 8B, work Camps E 744 Kazimiers and E 580, Satan. On the ‘long march’ West from Kazimiers beginning 19/1/45. Liberated by US forces between Hilvershime and Brookbach.

Coates, Pte E E, 4466400, Stalag 4B, POW No 248544.

Curtis, Pte F C, 4466410, Stalag 344 in early 1945, POW No 35151.

Davison, Rfn Henry, 4466413. Died 27/11/42, serving with 1st Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps, aged 32. No CWGC Next of Kin details. Benghazi War Cemetery, 7 A 16.

Davison, Pte M H, 4466414, Stalag 8B, POW No 266652.

Di Duca, Pte Bragia ‘Ben’ 4466417. From Hartlepool. See documents on this page:

Dodds, Pte Garnett, 4466419. Died 12/6/43, serving with 16 DLI, aged 32. Son of George and Eliza Jane Dodds; husband of Gladys Mary Dodds, of Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland. Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery, 7 E 6.

Douglas, Pte Robert, MM, 4466422. 16 DLI. From Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Mentioned in Despatches for services with DLI in Italy. LG 29/11/45:
Awarded Military Medal, periodic award, LG 13/12/45:

Draffan, L/Cpl R D, 4466424, DLI. Stalag 7A, POW No 125858.

Esson, Pte William, 4466432. Died 26/2/44, serving with Army Catering Corps, attached 16 DLI, aged 32. Son of
James and Sarah Esson. Born Co Durham, enlisted Co Durham. Panel 21, Brookwood Memorial, Column 21, Panel 2. Died at sea.

Featherstone, Fus Harry, 4466433. Died 18/6/42, serving with 2nd/8th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers, aged 31. Son of Joseph

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