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Durham Light Infantry.

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Janice

Janice Report 18 Jan 2021 18:27

My Brother who has just passed away was in the Durham Light Infantry, he went into the Army as a Boy and was there until about 1959 or 1960 when he was discharged on medical grounds. I think it would be around 1951 when he went into the army
He did play with the band at Kneller Hall and I know he was stationed in Germany at some stage before actually being medically discharged.
He was called Peter Hepworth when born in 1936, but had his name changed to Peter Avinou by Deed Poll when his Mother remarried and had two younger children, wishing them all to have the same surname. I can find no record of My BROTHER Peter under either name? Any Suggestions anyone?.

Janice

Janice Report 18 Jan 2021 18:29

Please Notify me

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 18 Jan 2021 19:46

Such recent army records are with the MOD, and not available online.

As you have posted on the Military Chat board, I assume that's what you're looking for?

You can apply for a copy of his record.
Instructions here:

https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records/apply-for-someone-elses-records

It will cost £30, and the records can take months to arrive.

ErikaH

ErikaH Report 19 Jan 2021 10:49

As his death is so recent, you will almost certainly be expected to provide a copy of the death cert, and probably be asked to prove your entitlement.

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 19 Jan 2021 13:01

Was your brother born in Dewsbury? If so, his birth is in the indexes, but perhaps you meant that you couldn't find his name in military records.

Kath. x