Dr David Richardson
I am trying to trace my great-uncle Matthew B Wight. I understand that he was in the DLI in the First World War and had the number 26422 before being transferred to the Machine Gun Corps during 1917.
Can you please tell me when he enrolled, where, what was his previous address and occupation, religion and when was he transferred to the Machine Gun Corps? Can you confirm whether his middle name was "Brown"? Do you know his exact date of birth? I think it was about 1891.
My Grandfather was with the Durham Light Infantry, 6837122 ( formaly 6475 ) Sergeant William Mortimer.
I am doing my Family history and was wondering if you have any info on my Grandfather, this research is to preserve our family history and to pass it on to future generations, any help would be most appreciated. My Grandfather enlisted into the Kings Royal Rifle Corps 14.03.05..........
I do have some info on his posts and positions, however I would like to have any info at all that would be availiable to me.
My great Uncle Pte. Free Easter (7023) was a member of the D.L.I when he was killed in action Jan. 16th. 1917. He had transferred into the D.L.I Sept. 1st. 1916. He had originally enlisted on Nov. 22nd. 1915 into the Norfolk Regiment. Do you have or know of any D.L.I. history where I might learn more about the events of the day he died. I believe, according to my deceased grandfather, he was with a group of six others when they received a direct shell hit that totally 'obliterated' all of them.
I have a copy of the commemorative scroll with his name and the name of the D.L.I. on it, and a photograph of him but not in uniform.
ARTHUR HUTCHBY 33811 Durham Light Infantry transferred from Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regt) home town Hasland Nr Chesterfield Derbyshire UK enlisted Sheffield missing believed dead later reported KIA 26.4.1918 France.