Septimus Aberdeen

Biography


Born in 1893 in Durham, he went to school at New Brancepeth. He joined the 8th (Territorial) Battalion DLI and fought on the Western Front from April 1915 to August 1917, rising to the rank of Company Sergeant Major. In 1918, he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his "high standard of coolness and courage" and in May 1918 he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. He then served with the 9th Battalion DLI and was wounded in September 1918.

He retired in 1938 but during the Second World War he served with the 11th (Durham City) Battalion Durham Home Guard. His home was in Whinney Hill, Durham City.

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