I do not have a lot
of information on Georges Military career. he was posted to
the Durham Light Infantry in May 1945.
9 Primary Training Unit Maryhill Barracks Glasgow
19th April 1945:
Maryhill barracks Glasgow
long since demolished and now Wynford housing estate picture
date unknown looking at street lights possibly 60s [Google
Durham Light Infantry Brancepeth Castle camp 31st May
Castle camp Co. Durham then
Internal move to DLI and Duke of Wellingtons camp
He completed his
basic training at the DLI Brancepeth Castle camp Co Durham.
After training 7th November 1945
Internal move to DLI and Duke of Wellingtons camp on
permanent Staff. He did well in the DLI made unpaid L/Cpl
by 7/11/45 to paid Cpl 29/8/46.
Because George had married my mother and they
were both serving at
Castle camp and the ruling at the time was that they
could not both serve at the same camp, George was
permanently attached to
30 Training Battalion Scotland [Perth?]
George was also not
eligible for marriage allowance because he was under 25years
really wasn't a married mans Army with archaic regulations
of this ilk.
battalion Perth. 9th Oct 1946:
say but I think that the above picture is what is there now,
[picture © MOD Army]
relinquished his rank on posting but was made up to paid
L/Cpl on 9th October 1946.
infantry technical wing at Warminster 2nd March 1948.
rank on posting to the School of infantry
technical wing at Warminster. I am sure that whilst he was
at Warminster he obtained Knowledge that The Kings
Shropshire Light Infantry were to be posted from public
service duties in London to training duties in Hong Kong.
Shropshire Light Infantry 28th June1949
On 28/6/1949 he
was drafted to the Kings Shropshire Light Infantry and
relinquishing his tapes on posting back to Private.
As the 1st KSLI was on
public service duties in London, this would have fitted well
with George being a Londoner! Short lived as the Regiment
embarked for training duties Hong Kong on
August 11th 1949 it embarked at Liverpool on the Transport
Empress of Australia for Hong Kong.
FARELF] the RASC [Royal Army Service Corps] school Far East
28th November 1949
with the KSLI Hong Kong to disembark at Singapore It was here in
Singapore he had his clerks course trade training at the FARELF [Far East Land Forces] the
RASC [Royal Army Service Corps] school Far East
at Nee Soon Singapore, He qualified as a Clerk after
completing his trade training course from 24th November 1949 to the
30th June1950 passing his trade test and passing out as a
Clerk GD [general duties] Class III Group "C" "Z".
The1st July 1950
George was posted back to the KSLI his regiment now in Hong Kong.
arrived in the Korean War 13th May 1951They were
bussed some 40 odd miles north through the devastated city
of Soul to point some three miles behind the front line
where they debussed. It was not far from here eight days
later George was to be mortally wounded and died from his
wounds on the helicopter before he could receive medical aid
at a service hospital.