Laybourne, Pte Sydney, 4468717. Died 17/4/43, serving with 13th Bn King's Regiment (Liverpool), aged 40. No CWGC
Next of Kin details. Born Northumberland, enlisted Northumberland Northumberland. Rangoon Memorial, Face 5.
Re-enforcement draft to India, 1942. Died serving with the 142 Commando/13th Bn Kings (Liverpool) Regiment in Burma
on first Chindit expedition, 'Operation Longcloth'. See this external site:
http://www.chinditslongcloth1943.com/dli-commandos.html

224734 4C Moore, Pte Charles, 4468724, 16 DLI. From Howden on Tyne. Died: 12 May 1944 aged 36. Son of Charles and Elizabeth Moore; husband of Nellie Moore, of Browney, Co Durham. Prague War Cemetery, Czechoslovakia I B 4. Captured 27/2/43, Sedjenane, Tunisia. Previously held at PG 66, Italy from 28/3/43; PG 82 Italy, from 16/6/43. Tranferred to Stalag 4B in 9/43. Tranferred to a Stalag 4DZ workcamp on 11/10/43. Tranferred to the 'Kommando Maltheuern' work camp (now renamed Zaluzi) which was part of the Sudetenlšndische Treibstoffwerke coal-to-oil synthetic fuel plant at Brux on 2/5/44. Died ('bombensplitter verletzung' is recorded on his death certificate) on 12/5/44 as the result of the large US bombing raid on Brux that day. He was one of over 34 Allied POWs killed on that date, all of whom are now buried in Prague War Cemetery. Pte Alan Jackson (4470078) of 16 DLI, and Pte James Spink (6026790), 1 DLI, were also fatal casualties. One of several further raids took place on 21/7/44 and 14 Allied POWs also re-interred in Prague postwar are listed as having died on that day, including Pte John Gorman (2987658) 1 DLI and Pte Archibald William Burt (5440072), 9 DLI. Extra details from Pte Moore's granddaughter, M Roberts. See the 16 DLI Roll of Honour and this page of the site:
http://powbooks.atspace.co.uk/page239.html
This Czech language site has photographs of the aftermath of the raid:
http://litvinov.sator.eu/kategorie/litvinov/v-castech-obce/zaluzi/pred-65-lety-uskutecnili-spojenci-prvni-nalet-na-stw-v-zalu
and here: http://litvinov.sator.eu/kategorie/litvinov/v-castech-obce/zaluzi/prehled-naletu-na-chemickou-tovarnu-stw-ag-v-zaluzi-u-litvi

Moran, Pte John, 4468777. Died 13/10/44, serving with 2nd/4th Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, aged 21. Son of John and Mary Moran, of Middlesbrough, Yorkshire. Coriano Ridge War Cemetery, XV E 1.

Metcalf, Fus Alfred, 4468800. Died 15/3/43, serving with 10th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers, aged 21. Son of John Alfred and Ada Metcalf, of West Hartlepool, Co Durham. Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma, 10 J 19.

Battersby, Pte R E, 4468804, DLI. Stalag 17B, POW 153933. Previously POW Italy.

Bottomley, Pte Willie, 4468806. Died 7/10/42, serving with 30th Bn DLI, aged 38. Son of Alfred and Emma Eliza Bottomley, of Bradford. Bradford (Bowling Green) Cemetery, Sec B, Grave 757.

Cawthorne, Pte John Henry, 4468812. Died 13/7/42, serving with 14th Bn DLI. No CWGC age or Next of Kin details. Yorkshire and Bradford. Bradford (Undercliffe) Cemetery, Sec F, Cons, Grave 385.

Durrans, Cpl N, 4468819. Mentioned in Despatches for services with the DLI, 'gallant and distinguished service in Burma.'. LG 7/5/46:
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37558/supplement/2215/data.pdf

Hill, Pte H, 4468825, Stalag 344, POW No 28287. POW Italy in 1943.

Kaye, Pte Willie, 4468831. Died 14/5/44, serving with 9th Bn Border Regiment, aged 37. Son of Thomas and Alice Kaye; husband of Mabel Kaye, of Birkenshaw, Yorkshire. Imphal War Cemetery, 8 D 13.

7748 18A Mellor, L/Cpl George, 4468834, Bk Watch. Previously served 1 TS. Captured Middle East. POW in Italy, 1943.
See: http://70brigade.newmp.org.uk/wiki/Mellor_George_L_/Cpl_4468834

Harrison, Cfn J, 4468858. Mentioned in Despatches for services with the REME in Italy.
LG 29/11/45:
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37368/supplement/5827/data.pdf

Peck, Pte John Henry, 4468859. Died 11/5/44, serving with 11 DLI. No CWGC age or Next of Kin details. Born Yorkshire, enlisted Yorkshire. Scarborough (Woodlands) Cemetery, Sec B, Inner Border, Grave 62.

Cockerill, Pte Frederick, 4468870. Died 16/11/44, serving with 16 DLI, aged 22. Born Yorkshire, enlisted Yorkshire. Husband of Gladys Cockerill, of Middlesbrough, Yorkshire. Medola War Cemetery, Italy, I B 26.

269644 4B Chapman, Cpl A W, 4458877, captured with R Ir F

Leeson, Pte P L, 4468880. Enlisted DLI. Captured Linc, Stalag 344, POW No 138452.

Bland, George Fowler, 4468884. From Sunderland. Enlisted 8/41 4 ITC, Brancepeth, served in 70th (Young Soldiers) Bn DLI in UK. Reinforcement draft to Tunisia in 8/43, with 16 DLI from 9/43, post-Salerno, serving in the Carrier Pln, Support Coy through to the end of the war. Interviewed by the IWM:
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/80016745
Brief biography DLI Museum:
http://www.dlidurham.org.uk/Listen%20To%20The%20Soldier/bland,george.pdf
Possibly on this 1945 photograph of 16 DLI Support Company:
http://16dli.awardspace.com/page319.html

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