The Lancashire Fusiliers had 4 Battalions at Dunkirk
2nd Bn, 1/5th Bn, 1/6th Bn, 1/8th Bn
"These were the first 2 gallantry
awards of the Second World War"
Captain J H Hudson MC and Fusilier John Worsley
MM receiving the Croix De Guerre
The 2nd Bn The
Lancashire Fusiliers gallant rearguard action before Dunkirk
BERESFORD, ARTHUR Fusilier
3449488 Lancashire Fusiliers 22/05/1940 20 Grave 6.
DIXON, JOHN Corporal 3446447
Lancashire Fusiliers 21/05/1940 26 Grave 10.
2nd Lancashire Fusiliers marching through Grevillers and their captors
Lt John Dyson Kaye MC went to France with
the BEF as a L/Cpl and fought his way
He was then commissioned into the Loyals
and subsequently into the West
This is his service history.
28.08.1939 Signed up for 4 years service
with Corps of Military Police
record continues on Army form B199A number
214109 (Date, Particulars,
09.04.1940 served in France in the 42nd
as part of the British
03.01.1941 Wm. Taylor, Barrister-at-Law,
78 Kings Street Manchester
17.01.1941 J Lewison, Captain of 42nd recommends
JDK for O.C.T.U.
07.06.1941 163 Officer Cadet Training unit
(Artists' Rifles) Heysham
25.10.1941 Appointed to an emergency commission
(2nd Lieutenant) to the
25.10.1941 Posted to 7th Battalion Loyal Regiment PL.356
31.10.1941 Joined 7th Battalion .
15.11.1941 Attended 92 LAA Regiment R.A.
27.11.1941 Posted 10th Battalion Joined 2.12.1941
07.03.1942 Selected for service with British Infantry in India
02.03.1942 (or 19.03.1942?) Embarked from
Glasgow for India draft
25.05.1942 Posted 1 Lancs. Fusiliers
01.10.1942 rank War. Subs. Lieutenant WOO
05.10.1943 Posted 4 R.W.Kents
29.10.1943 Entered ceremonial area as defined
in A1 (1) with 4th Royal
01.04.1944 Admitted hospital 9SO R.W.Kents
Posted X.2 list 2" Ech PT2
10.06.1944 B.B.R.C. Deolali
27.07.1944 Award of M.C. announced in London Gazette.
28.09.1944 rank Acting Captain HC 108 L of C 0-1104/44
30.11.1944 Appointed Claims Officer, Claims
Comission New Delhi A'g's B
07.07.1945 Relinquished O.C. D.O. Lahore Dist. X List Loyal
13.07.1945 Appointed D.A.D (Claims) of an Army India 38/45
18.07.1945 rank WS Lieutenant, Acting Major
list 7/45 D.A.D Claims
05.08.1944 Will signed in favour of his
mother. Witness P Nolan 2nd
18.10.1945 rank WS Captain, T/Major
04.11.1945 Embarked for U.K. Disembarked 21.11.1945 (Python)
04.12.1945 Posted to 18 FHB 5/AR/132Ag2(0)
23.01.1946 Demobilised. Address Bridge House,
Darley Bridge, Matlock,
06.03.1954 Address noted as (Mrs A M Kaye)
33 Riddlesdowne Road, Purley,
These have been sent in by Tony and Sheila Clayton