2978467 Private Hugh DILLON, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders attd.13th Bn DLI: 30/09/1939

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  1. CL1

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

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    Rank: Private
    Service No: 2978467
    Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders attd. 13th Bn. Durham Light Infantry
    Date of Death: 30/09/1939
    Age: 26
    Grave Reference: 2. J. 2.
    Location: France
    Additional Information: Son of Hugh and May Jane Dillon; husband of Margaret Coke Dillon, of Abington, Lanarkshire.
    Personal Inscription: HE DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE
  2. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    Interesting. That's very early in the war. Also intrigued with what a Private in the A&SH was doing attached to the DLI. Got any more info CL1?
  3. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    A short obituary from the Edinburgh Evening News 10th October 1939.

  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    13 DLI weren't in France looking at my BEF orbat. I wonder if he was in a AMPC unit. Anyone asked Jim or Kyle-They are the DLI experts.
  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    From a family tree:

    30 Sep 1939 • WW II, France (killed by shunting train)

    Nothing more on the reason why he was supposedly attached to DLI

    Some info states killed at Dunkirk, yet he is buried at Pornic, which is near Nantes on the west coast of France i.e the opposite side of France geographically speaking


  6. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    This is very strange...

    The 13th Bn Durham Light Infantry was a 'Home Defence' battalion and so, was not posted overseas. At this time, it was mainly made up of WWI veterans of low medical categorisation. Pte Dillion could possibly have been attached to the 13th Bn Durham Light Infantry and then attached again to other duties.

    Edit: Pte Dillon is not included in the RoH on Jim's website: http://durhamlightinfantry.webs.com/theirgunsnowsilent.htm Not surprising, as he was not a Durham and only 'attached'.
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2016
  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    I have a book on shunting trains with the BEF in France - I'll have a look if I remember and see if he gets a mention.
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