John Dingley

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Captain John Dingley
Life dates
03 Feb 1902 - 15 Apr 1986
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John Dingley
Biography

His army records record him as being 5 foot 10 inches tall with dark hair, green eyes and a fresh complexion. 

Postings
Unit or location Role Posted from until
Polhilsa House, Cornwall Intelligence Officer 15 Jun 1941 11 Oct 1944
Cornwall Intelligence Officer 15 Jun 1941 11 Oct 1944
Cornwall Scout Section Scout Section Commander 15 Nov 1940 14 Jun 1941
Education

Leys School, Cambridge

Regiment
The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Military number
124842
Commissioned or Enlisted
9 Mar 1940
Occupation

Bank manager

Career

18 Aug 1939
Joined Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, Territorial Army as 5438506

2 Sep 1939
Embodied (i.e. called up for duty)

11 Nov 1939
Posted 168 Officer Cadet Training Unit

9 Mar 1940
Commissioned

23 Mar 1940
Posted Infantry Training Centre Bodmin, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry

7 Apr 1940
Disembarked to join British Expeditionary Force, Europe

9 Apr 1940
Posted 9th Battalion Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry

10 Jun 1940
Returned to UK

11 Jul 1940
Posted Infantry Training Centre Bodmin, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry

15 Nov 1940
Posted to Auxiliary Units as Scout Section Officer Cornwall

15 June 1941
Appointed Intelligence Officer Cornwall

11 Feb 1942
Transferred to Intelligence Corps

24 Apr1942
Notification of transfer cancelled

11 Oct 1944
Ceases to be Intelligence Officer Auxiliary Units. Posted to 2/5 Battalion Welch Regiment

24 Sep 1945
Released from Service

Address
Polhilsa House, Stoke Climsland, Callington, Cornwall
Other information

In 1922 he was a branch manager for The National & Provincial in Calstock and by 1930 he was the manager in Launceston. Historically the Dingley family of Cornwall owned their own bank so John was following in the family tradition. He was married to Margaret Mycroft Dingley 4 July 1931 and the couple had a daughter Anne. 

References

Service Record
The Dingley family especially the late daughter Anne Barks .