The Roll of Honour pages for 11th DLI have been re-organised. There are now two pages, the first of which covers names beginning with letters A to L. The second page will cover letters from M to Z, and so far has reached the letter P. There are some interesting new names in this latest batch.
Richard Laurence Stapylton Pemberton was an officer from a distinguished County Durham landed family, who rose from 2nd Lieutenant to the official rank of Major and, at times, took command of the battalion. Amongst the family’s land-holdings in Durham were several pits, so Pemberton will have officered men from among his employees.
For the football inclined, George Pattullo will be a revelation. Although he only served briefly with 11th DLI, before going on to become an officer, he was a Glaswegian of Spanish extraction and played for Barcelona FC both before and after the war.